September Happenings (2021)

Wake Me Up When September Ends

“I just want to be like a city on a hill (Matt. 5:14) and shine the light of Christ on my campus and throughout the word” - Abby Oster (See above pic of me and Abby)

This was Abby’s answer when I asked her about her vision for her campus. You may remember in my previous letter I talked about how three students from Seton Hill (independently of each other) reached out to start a Cru movement on their campus. Abby Oster was one of those students and it’s been such a joy to get to know her better and hear about her heart to see her campus reached. I’m so excited for what God is doing through her and her classmates at Seton Hill and grateful we get to be a part of it. (Side note: Isn’t it cool that Abby wants to be a “city on a hill” and her campus is “Seton Hill”, “City on a hill”, “Seton Hill” they sound kind of similar, don’t they?)

Speaking of Seton Hill, this past month has looked different than past semesters for me, as I have juggled three different campuses (IUP, Penn Highlands, and Seton Hill). Thank you for praying for me as I seek the Lord to discern what my involvement and time on each campus will look like. He is answering your prayers and guiding me as I plan my time. As I have divided my time between different campuses, my involvement in our students’ daily lives also looks different. Instead of connecting with each student, I focus on equipping and empowering our student leaders on each campus who then connect with others - to share the Gospel, follow up with new believers, encourage/ help each other grow in their faith, and continue to know God and make Him known after they graduate - which really is the prayer and vision. As Abby said, I want to be like a city on a hill and encourage other “cities” who encourage other "cities" to shine their lights as well!

Top Pic -  People from Unto (the humanitarian arm of Cru) came to Indiana, PA and we (along with others in the community) got to package 45,000 meals for people in the “hardest hit places”

Bottom Pic -  Twice a year (on IUP’s most “celebratory” weekends - Homecoming and St. Patrick’s) we get to pass out hot dogs and share God’s love with college students downtown 


Fall Retreat is this weekend! Please join me in praying that our students will be encouraged, challenged, and come out of the weekend with a new or renewed relationship with Jesus. We also have an outreach week 10/18 to 10/22, please join me in praying that God works in students' hearts and that they come to know Him. 

LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER (Prayer Requests and Praises)

  • Fall Retreat, Outreach Week
  • Students on all of our campuses, student leaders (that I am able to encourage them and point them to Christ)
  • For our world - coronavirus, racism 
  • Praise- your partnership
  • That I grow closer to God every day <3


Special treat - my friend (one of of volunteers) wrote a new song to help students get excited for Fall Retreat - enjoy!
Thank you for partnering with me! For more info/ if you have any prayer requests/ praises, please contact me at, (703) 282- 6984, 1230  Oakland Ave, Indiana, PA 15701 (or click the button below)
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