Well, today is the day! God has moved us here to Indiana to get things started! I am thrilled to be here, but as I walk this campus, my heart is overwhelmed by how many international students are here! I wish we could reach them all! The look in their eyes is gripping because I never noticed how lonely some appear to be. Lord help us and lead us!
Unbeknownst to me, I got to go to my first URL meeting (University Religious Leaders). It was a meeting/lecture on the Holocaust. Although it was gripping, the final discussions turned into a theological discussion that revealed that the speakers were actually atheistic or agnostic at best. It was saddening. It revealed how man's intelligence, no matter how many degrees, makes him know God no better. What I mean is these guys had their degrees and we very well-learned, their hearts were only harder to who God is. They were attempting to separate being Jewish from being religious or at least a devout follower of God (although their culture is based on a relationship with God!). They need Jesus!
OK, I'm off to pick up my wife and return to the campus to finalize some documents and prayer walk the campus. We are desperately pleading for God to place us in the paths of these international students!
Dennis Runner- a witness, a follower, a student, and a lump of clay in the hands of my God and Savior.