Posted on May 16th, 2017
Win, Build, Send at a BBQ
A highlight for Brian and me continues to be having students into our home and yard. That is no exception even in the pouring down rain. A few weeks ago, Brian had invited a group of guys over for a BBQ in our back yard to celebrate the end of the semester. And then the heavens opened so He grilled in the pouring rain. I came home with my kiddos to a dining room table full of graduating seniors and our all-star sophomore, Sam, who Brian has been discipling this year. They were all smiles as the salmon, chicken, and steak tips rolled off the grill. It was sweet to hear little bits and pieces of the conversation at the table as I was giving my little girls a bath and getting them into bed.
Around the table from left to right: Nick, Sam, Brian, Asaph, Ja-Hon, Ethan and Guy – I wanted to take a picture of all the food, but as you can see by the empty plates… I was too late.
I heard one of the seniors, Nick (who accepted Christ just a few years ago after his freshman year), share that he was going to come back to Boston and look for an engineering job here because he knew that the best chance of him continuing to grow and develop spiritually was with a community of believers that he had made deep and lasting relationships with over the past three years (many who are also graduating and staying in Boston for jobs).
I heard the seniors get excited as they learned of Sam’s summer plans to be in the Middle East in with his ROTC program and then hoping to spend next summer on a summer mission with Cru in that same part of the world. So at that table was a group of guys that we are SENDING into the next things that God has for them but also was a great man like Sam who will prayerfully continue to grow and develop into a leader of other men who help to build the Kingdom of God.
This is what you pray for and invest in: winning students to Christ, building disciples for a lifetime, and sending students into the world.
Thank you so much for being part of getting the Gospel to the thousands of students in Boston but also helping to send college graduates into the world to be missional for Him.
Loving our Adventurous Lord,