Christians on Campus
From this past year of learning the gospel Luke with Christians on Campus, I have grown so much spiritually and have come to have a better understanding of God and what his plan is for me. It’s so great to have such an organization at the university because it helps students to keep God a part of their lives while they’re busy with classes. It’s so easy to get caught up in school work that we might lose track of what is really important: Jesus Christ! It’s not enough to just attend church every week. God needs to be the cornerstone of our lives, and this organization helps to explain the word of God and to set our spirits on fire with the Holy Spirit. I would greatly recommend this organization to anyone who is seeking to have God be the most important part of their life, and to anyone who wants to become closer to him and understand the Bible at an entirely new level.
M. S. – Junior
God was running towards me
I was raised as a Christian, but I never took my faith seriously and questioned many of the Bible’s teachings. I was a confirmed agnostic and I did as I pleased without fear of consequence. But there came a point during my 24th year on this earth when something just came over me and, all of a sudden, my moral indiscretions began to weigh heavily on my heart. It is hard to describe, but I felt a great sense of inadequacy and I came to believe that this was God calling upon me to change my ways. I was lucky enough to have Christian parents that I could turn to and a spiritual foundation that I could build upon. Christians on Campus has given me a place where I can fellowship with other believers whenever I am away at school. I am relatively knew to my faith and these bible study sessions have really broadened my understanding of the Lord Jesus Christ and his teachings. Being a believer is a great burden, but an even greater honor. Like the prodigal son, I feel as though God was running towards me and welcoming me back into his fold.
J.A. – Senior
Touching the living God
I have been a Christian for over a decade; however, for most of it, I only went through the procedure of what a Christian was “supposed” to do without really touching the Lord. Actually, before I met with Christians on Campus I didn’t even know how I could touch Him. I knew God was within me and I could pray, but to actually experience Him was another issue. Through the guidance of the members of this club, I soon touched the living God–the great Creator who indwells all His believers, waiting for them to turn and open to Him so that He may give them His riches.
C.L. – Graduated
Why we are here
Ever since I can remember, I have wondered why we human beings are here on earth. Although I always had this thought on the back of my mind, I never tried to find the answer to this question. As a college student, I did the things that regular college students do; but parties, girlfriends, friends, extracurricular activities, etc. could never take away the emptiness inside of me. I was always looking for satisfaction. I was looking for the answer to that question on the back of my mind, my purpose. It took a ton of invitations from Christians on Campus for me to finally meet with them and read the Bible. Through Bible-reading and meetings, the Lord captured me! I met the Lord Jesus Christ and now I know my purpose! My emptiness was filled by the Lord! I realized He is all I need! My life now belongs to the Lord! Praise Him, I used to ignore Him and curse Him, and yet He loves me!
C.G. – Graduated
Mercy In The Darkest Situation
Having been born into a Christian family and having received the Lord at an early age, I grew up meeting regularly with Christians and had many companions with whom I pursued the Lord, though my experience of Him tended to be somewhat shallow. When I graduated from high school, I immediately left home to go to college where I discovered I had a strong desire to explore the world and to “experience life.” I was convinced that my faith was strong enough to protect me, but while I did not actively seek to reject the Lord, I was easily drawn away from Him in my pursuit of worldly experience. Before I knew it, I was completely alienated from God, cut off from all Christian fellowship, and fully immersed in a lifestyle contrary to my Christian faith. For seven years, I drifted aimlessly, dropping out of college and becoming involved in many damaging things. Finally, I hit rock bottom: I had failed at absolutely everything and was out of options; I felt it would be impossible to ever extricate myself from my situation. At that point, I was offered a way out: my dad proposed that I move back to Houston, return to school, and he would help me out financially. While I still had a taste for the world, I realized this was my opportunity for a fresh beginning. I knew I needed to be physically separated from my circumstances in order to change anything and, as my future looked bleak anyway, I took a chance and moved back. Once I did, I began to see things clearly for the first time. I realized just how far I had strayed and how dark my situation had been. I was restored to Christian fellowship and began to enjoy the Lord again. I realized that He had never left me, but had been waiting all along for me to turn back. I saw that all the events of the past seven years were just to break me down until I was so desperate that I could only turn to the Lord. In deciding to move back, I was cooperating with the Lord and He has been so faithful to bless me for it: I returned to school with surprising ease, found a great job, repaired my relationship with my parents, and found healthy companions in Christians on Campus. All the practical details of life that I could never seem to get in order, suddenly fell into place. I realized that when I trust in the Lord rather than in myself, He takes care of everything. He has also made Himself so real to me, more real than He ever was when I was younger. I just love the Lord and would like to give Him the remainder of my time in college and even my future so that He would gain what He is after. Wherever I go, I want to pursue Him with other believers, seek Him in every situation, and have an ever-increasing experience of Him. Praise the Lord that His mercy reaches us in our darkest situations! All He requires of us is that we just turn to Him!
J.C. – Graduated
Pursuing With Those
It is so wonderful to pursue the Lord Jesus and seek Him during your college years. These years are the perfect time to gain Christ and be gained by Him. Praise the Lord that we can run the race, not just individually, but with fellow believers in Christ. The Lord has supplied me richly with Himself through fellowship with Christians on Campus. It is a group with which I have had the privilege to “pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart” (2 Timothy 2:22). Day by day it is a sweet salvation to read the Bible between classes and to be in the fellowship of the Body of Christ. The Lord has provided a marvelous way on campus for us to receive and enjoy the flow of God within and among His believers.
E.W. – Graduated