I just thought I would share some of the things going on here in Rolla. God has been so good to me. Gotta share it with you all.
One highlight has been a discipleship program I'm doing with several others led by leader's at the BSU, Randy and Zac. We're using a Navigator's book called, "Growing Strong in God's Family". It's been really good. I've been learning how important it is to know the Bible, through study and memorization.
Another recent highlight was a conference that I went to with leader's from the BSU and the worship band (since I'm in the band now). It was called "Engage". I was kind of skeptical about the teaching we'd get. But I was pleasantly surprised. One theme that kept coming up was the extreme improtance of knowing what the Word of God says. There was also a lot of emphasis on discipleship which I hadn't really thought much about before but it seems like the Bible talks a lot about it.
One of the breakout sessions I went to at "Engage" was called "Authentic Masculinity in a Feminized Christian Culture". Surprisingly it was taught by a woman. But she had a lot of really good biblical stuff to say. It was convicting and encouraging at the same time.
Also I had a great time hanging out with the BSU folk and getting to know them better. Seems like God is working in all of them that were there. Very cool. OH! and I just remembered that at the very end of the conference they gave away some prizes and my name got drawn to win an 8GB iPod Nano! I couldn't believe it. It was so crazy. I'm very thankful, it seemed like a physical token of all God's blessings that weekend.
I have been encouraged by quite a few people here at school. God has His people wherever He wants them.
Anyway just some cool stuff that's been going on with me that I thought I could share. I love you all. Praise God for His goodness.