by Rocky Grams
Lord, You called us to this battle.
Sleepless nights of anticipation before the challenge of the next day
Or of worry and concern at skyrocketing costs and the pressure
Of so much going on simultaneously.
Lord, this is Your idea. It’s Your battle.
122 resident students just left for their churches and three days later
309 resident students arrived on campus.
We’re out of chairs in the chapel. Out of beds and mattresses.
Out of cups and silverware.
It’s Your battle!
You called us, Lord, to this place of transformation.
The timid young lady of a few months back is now coordinating youth retreats.
The would-be-suicide is now teaching self-defense and Bible verses in the slums.
The demure and reticent has stated:
“This course has made me addicted to evangelism.”
The freshman pastor’s kid went back to his church after a year of training and Watched the youth group quadruple.
The former drug addict who had spent eight years in jail has now planted a Church that has grown to six hundred in five years.
It’s your place of transformation where the love of teachers, staff and classmates And Your love has healed so many hearts.
Lord, You called us to a place of dreams.
Where your called ones catch Your dream for their lives.
“Jesus to the streets” was a dream You birthed in the heart of Nicolas Ferreyra.
His entire family was involved in this last event in Southern Argentina
Where dozens of young people were preaching on the street corners Simultaneously while 700 others were evangelizing house to house.
Lord, You called us to a place of life.
Classes six days a week all day long and evenings.
Four training programs going on at the same time.
So many churches represented.
Students from so many nations.
We’re stretched to the limit.
But the battle is yours!
And what a battle it is.
We’re amazed and grateful to work in this Your place of
Transformation and of life.
Your place of healing, of love,
Of learning to dream Your dreams.
And simply, to obey.