Equipping students to defend Christianity
‘At the moment atheists are getting more and more aggressive and getting more influence.’ Writes Ragnhard Petersen, KFS Faroe Islands Secretary.
‘Christianity is facing a big challenge because Christians are not used to a lot of resistance. Christians need to be equipped to know how to answer, what to ask, in order to meet this challenge.
‘Last March we started a course on apologetics with a Christian organisation called Operation Mobilization and 150 people attended. KFS is not very missional yet, so that apologetics course will be a great help I hope.’
Pray for Christian students in the Faroe Islands to rise up to the challenge of defending the claims of Jesus in their schools. Pray for the apologetics course to equip them in that endeavour. Pray for God to call more committed and well-trained workers to join Ragnhard, the only (part-time) staff worker there.
International students in Italy seeking the truth
Give thanks for GBU Rome and the opportunity to organise their first Seekers Bible Study with international students this week.
Sarah Breuel, staff worker in Rome, writes: ‘We planned a party with the students at our house to celebrate the end of the academic year and to hear about how things are going in each group in Rome. I am also excited because this Monday we started another Seekers Bible Study, but this is the first one with international students. We have students from Poland and China, and also a Muslim PhD student from Iran. We are using UNCOVER and they participated well in the first meeting!’
Pray for God’s word for those students to find answers that they need from the bible. Pray too for GBU members to develop good friendships with them and demonstrate the love of Christ.
Developing the local staff team to strengthen existing groups
Gareth Morris, part-time IFES staff, sends us an update on UKH Czech Republic: ‘Tom Uher, UKH General Secretary, was reappointed for a second four-year term at the UKH Assembly of Delegates meeting in April. The UKH staff has now gained two members. Jirka Kral is based in Olomouc where he’s been leading a student group for the last four to five years. He will take responsibility for the UKH work in Moravia & Silesia in the east of the country. Eva Petrzilkova will be working as administrator for 2 days a week. This new team is an exciting development for UKH so pray that they will work well together and with the InterAction team.’
Praise God for calling these new workers to service amongst students. Pray that they would settle well into their new roles. Pray also for the team as they now focus on organising their second national conference in September.