Yesterday saw the close of the second day of Urbana. It went out in style with us joining in and participating in building “care kits” for those in Swaziland who care for people infected with HIV/AIDS. Imagine 16,000 students building these kits, interacting with the stories, writing notes to the caregivers, and praying. We built 32,000 kits!!
Pastor John Imanga from Swaziland wrote of his hope in watching his church serve:
My hope is that our church would recognize that when people are looking for God they should look for the people of God. The people of God are God’s local address.
Day 2 was the day I visited the 200+ exhibitors in the hall. I wrote on Impact 195’s wall. They have a year of training before they send people to serve and it was neat chatting with them.
My story for Day 2 is about a girl I met. She was sitting down on a chair a bit hidden from Wycliffe’s booth but still in it. She looked a little tired and I just chatted with her. She said she was feeling overwhelmed with all she was taking in. So I asked if I could pray for her and she let me. When we finished she thanked me and then apparently recognized Wycliffe (I hadn’t said a word about it) and said “Oh! You have that pray for people without bibles thing.” Both she and her friend (who came back) decided to sign up to pray for different people groups waiting to have access to Scripture in their own language. 🙂
And so the day set on Day 2 of Urbana and God saw that it was good. And now the sun rises as we enter into another day of serving.