We finished off the retreat well. There is a whole generation of college students that are willing to use their degrees and talents for the building of God’s Kingdom. It was encouraging to see many of these Purdue students surrender their futures to the Lord.
I was particularly encouraged by one student who came up to me and shared how he got a specific direction for his life through the last message. I was challenging people with the CHARGE acronym. Specifically, in one of my points on “G – Government and Politics,” I mentioned about the need for people to go into international law in order to help bring transformation to some of the nations around the world.
This student was going to go into criminal justice law but after being challenged with a bigger worldview, he felt like pursuing international law was the direction that God wanted him to go.
The drive back to Ann Arbor was quite an experience! We drove through another blizzard.
By the time we got back to Ann Arbor it was 5AM. As we were unloading the cars, one of the band members said something that made me laugh. They said that this kind of life had to be a “calling.” I chuckled because it was so true… but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.