So, Re:Hope had this great idea…Jesus Christ and burgers.
On this past Thursday and Friday (20th and 21st) we, Re:Hope, found oursleves ministering alonogside five other churches and the Christian Union at Glasgow Uni. Again, the plan was simple…Jesus Christ and burgers.
And so…with our amazingly complex plan in place we set out and spent nearly 6 hours from start to finish for two whole days straight doing nothing but chattin’ up University students from all over the world, cooking hamburgers, slicing buns, incessantly reminding people, “no, you can’t have more than 10 burgers and yes, sharing the gospel to a renowned Godless University from their inner courtyard in the heart of their campus.”
Re:Hope had done outreach like this before (bbqs) but this was different. We were virtually impossible to avoid as we were blatantly proclaiming with burgers in hand the good news od Christ.
All in all the two days were certainly productive…but more than that, they were a wlll designed bridge between culture and Truth for a student population who notoriously are indifferent to faith, all though exceedinly intrigued by religion.
We ate, and chatted about God, about life, and just let them knkow that yes, while we would love every knee to bow to Christ (and it will whether they choose to or not) we can also Love on them by simply caring about them as people wanting to know what was going on in their life.
And so, now we wait…hoping that hundreds of dollars of burger and bun led to a handful of students considering this whole Christ thing. It was an amazing opportunity that Christ bestowed on us to be able to sit in the heart of the UK, in the heart of hungry minds, in the heart of an anti-Christian environment, and just enjoy food and fellowship.
Thank you to all those who are praying for my time here…it certainly inspires me further to know that God hears such prayers and responds in the ways that He does.
So, the lesson here…God bless Scotland, and God bless bbq’s.
p.s. We already gained a semester faithful follower who joined our church as of last week. His name is Clement and is a Chinese native who has been studying in Australia for the last 3 years. Haha, I know…so feel free to add Clement into your prayers as he is going through a bit of a culture shock…truth be told, Clement is amazing, so much so that he ends being the culture shock.