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Stories from the trenches (3): Students on fire

This story comes from Aaron Snow:

The idea for Student CPx is simple: Gather students together to encounter Jesus for a week or two. Then send them out on mission with Jesus to their campus. When students go to represent Jesus He loves to go with them! The power of the gospel spreads through students to dorms, fraternities, classrooms, restaurants…and radio stations!

Two days ago, right outside the campus radio station at UCSD, students were making new friends and sharing the love of Jesus. They befriended a girl on crutches. As her heart opened to Jesus, they prayed for her. She experienced a miracle … and walked away carrying her crutches!

When rep's from the radio station saw the commotion, they invited students to go on air to explain what was happening.

Jesus is changing people's lives! they explained over the UCSD radio station. "We'll be here at lunch tomorrow. Come on out for free prayer!"

This stuff has not stopped since we started SCPx in SD. Students are recognizing who they are in Jesus as sons and daughters of God, and stepping into the fullness of their destiny in Him. They are being filled with the Holy Spirit, receiving gifts from the Spirit, and going into the world to bring Jesus to them! We've seen our students speaking blessings over the owner of the Pub on campus where we've been having dinner each night. He was touched and let us pray over him! Students are becoming followers of Jesus, learning how to be His disciple, encountering His power, and spreading their testimony to their non-Christian friends.

Students praying

2 replies on “Stories from the trenches (3): Students on fire”

I love this! Notice how often it is that people are healed when they are introduced to the love of Jesus! This is not just a token favor of blessing from the Lord, it is the children’s bread. It is the manifest evidence of who he is, and what he came to do. We know he can save our souls, because he is the God who made our bodies and can fix them.
This is Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the devil for God was with him… and he is with us. Acts 10:38. We also take him with us, for he lives in us, and we have the same manifest destiny!

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