"The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things…”
|Malcolm with our niece, Abigail|
Life Updates and Campus Statistics
First, we want to thank all of you for praying for me (Leah) and the surgery I had on June 12th to remove the cysts on my ovaries! Everything went well, and I recovered without any hitches or hiccups. It was confirmed that I have endometriosis for sure, which means that this will be something I will have for the rest of my life and will get worse over time. The doctor has given me some options to help the condition for the long run, so we would appreciate your continued prayers for the next step and God’s will for us.
After surgery, we have hoped from place to place spending every day for almost a month with our family. We spent quite of bit of time with our nieces and nephews who live in Ft. Lupton, Montana and Haiti (to see how to pray for them and their ministry, please visit samaberle.blogspot.com). We haven’t seen a majority of them in over a year, so we had lots of fun catching up! My sister spent time with Malcolm and I in Durango, then the three of us spent the 4th of July with my parents. Lots of traveling, but lots of fun and memories made!!
This past month, Russ Akins (president and founder of MPM) collected stats from all three campuses over the preceding year, and he sent us the results. Though they aren’t as complete as they could be (we were developing our weekly review system this past year), they show a majority of what God did at Fort Lewis College, Colorado Mesa University, and the Auraria campus in downtown Denver.
- 680 evangelistic one-on-one conversations took
- 550 new students were exposed to the Gospel through
- 40 students indicated that they made a decision to
become a Christian.
- 852 on-on-one discipleship appointments took
- 23 small groups involving 110 students happened
We hope these stats encourage you as much as they encourage us!! Please continue to pray for more evangelism and discipleship to happen on campus this following school year. Continue to pray for the students this summer as they are off doing all sorts of things around the country. Also keep the incoming freshmen in your prayers!! Pray that we can reach the freshmen class with the Gospel and as early as possible in the school year.
Our Current Need
We have been fortunate on benefiting from our parent’s insurance our first 2 years of marriage. Especially with our health being all over the place this past year, it has been a big blessing to still have health benefits without having to take out extra from our paychecks. This year we turn 26, and will no longer have these benefits after our next birthday.
It is also very common to have some finances to drop off over time, and we are at a place where we need $700 per month to see our financial support return to 100% of our original budget. In order for us to make sure we can get health insurance and take care of our other month-to-month needs, we are looking for more people to partner with us in the ministry at Fort Lewis College.
Here are two ways you can help with this need:
1. Prayerfully ask the Lord if you can increase your monthly commitment.
(If you would like to give online, click here.)
2. Prayerfully ask the Lord who of your family and friends would be interested in hearing about our ministry at FLC, and send their phone number to us so we can
Thank you for keeping us and our financial needs in your prayers!! Please let us know how we can pray for you.