Yesterday, we had our first large group outreach gathering for the new school year. It is simply called “New Encounter” because we want people to experience a new encounter with Jesus. Last night was probably one of the better New Encounter gatherings that we had in a long time. The atmosphere was electrifying. We had many new students show up – we even had a good representation of international students.
After the gathering, I had an opportunity to talk to a new student. I found out that we went to the same high school (that was pretty cool). In the midst of feeling connected to her, the million dollar question was asked – “When did you graduate?” After I gave her my graduation year, she gave the million dollar response – “Oh my gosh, I wasn’t even born!”
Then, I realized that this is truly going to be an awesome year only by the grace of God!.