Stomping, sweating and camping in Malaysia
What are students in FES Malaysia doing this summer?
- STOMP (Students Together On Mission Partnership) will send one team to Mauritius and another to East Timor for the first time.
- SWEAT (Social Work Exposure and Awareness Training) will work to mobilise Chinese churches in the area of social engagement.
- Camp Cameron is a three-week holistic discipleship camp where students are helped to form a framework for understanding God as he is revealed in the Old Testament and New Testament. In addition, they will work through practical issues in their lives as they see how God to can redeem all aspects of life.
Please pray for these events.
A Christian perspective on USA/Mexico border relations
There are an estimated half million illegal entries into the United States each year from Mexico. Students from Compa Mexico and InterVarsity/USA will be engaging with issues of border control and migration during the Borderlands Urban Project from 29 June to 4 July. The focus will be on developing a biblical perspective on migration. Students will spend time at the Casa del Migrante, a Catholic hospitality ministry for migrants on the border between the two countries. They will also hear from national Christian leaders who are fighting for immigration reform. Please pray for growth in understanding as students on both sides of the border get to know one another. Pray too that all who attend will be empowered to serve God in this problematic situation.
GBUC Canada reaches out to First Nations’ village
The Innu are one of Canada’s First Nations (indigenous people). On 23 June a GBUC team left for Uashat, an Innu village where missionary pastors Denis and Brigitte Maisonneuve are working. Please pray that this time might be an opportunity for students to grow in their relationship with God and to see him at work in a powerful way. Pray too for encounters that make a difference to the life of the Innu as well as the life of the GBUC members, and for God to act in power to meet, deliver and heal a people who need him.
Fundraising training in Benin
A desire to increase local fundraising has brought together three groups of people involved in GBEEB Benin. Board members, staff and student leaders attended a fundraising seminar from 15-17 June. Eighteen participants are now ready to mobilise human and financial resources within the country.
We give thanks as well for the ten students who were trained as a fund mobilisation team from 18-20 June – please pray for their commitment to remain strong.
Thank God too for the meeting of 17 Amis (graduates) on 24 June, where the vision for graduate involvement in GBEEB was presented. Please pray for these graduates to be stirred up to resource in the movement and for the next meeting with graduates on 15 July.
Tonight in Mali…
On 30 June GBEEM Mali is holding an awareness session on sexually transmitted diseases and the dangers of early sexual involvement. They expect 300 students to attend – please pray that life-changing conversations will take place.