University of the West Indies
Trinidad & Tobago
This spring break I had the amaz-ing opportunity to accompany 15other students and staff to theUniversity of the West Indies inTrinidad. There is a large Mus-lim and Hindu population alongwith some strong Catholic roots.We prepared our students for challenging conversations butafter the first day most studentswere much more comfortable andconfidant. They actually stoppedusing the surveys and just startedwalking up to people and sharingthe Gospel with them! It wasincredible watching our teamgrow so quickly. As a team wegot to pray with six people toreceive Christ!
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n the second day we went toMt. Hope, the medical campus. My part-ner, Akeelah, and I walked up to a groupof students and asked if they wanted to dothe Soularium with us. Only one girl,Arionne, stayed to answer the questions.As we continued our conversation wefound out that she was unhappy with her life, her mom was Muslim and her dad wasHindu and that left her confused and apa-thetic towards religion. We started to pullout the Four Spiritual Laws but she had togo to class. As she left Akeelah and I prayed for her as the conversation was leftunfinished and she seemed so ready tomake a decision for Christ. We continuedwalking around the campus and foundourselves back where we started half anhour later. In the same spot where Arionnesat we started the Soularium with a coupleother girls. Half way through the ques-tions I notice Arionne walking back towards us! She had skipped her class togo to lunch with a friend and was nowwaiting for her next class to start. Praisethe Lord for answering our prayer in justthirty short minutes! I walked her throughthe Four Laws, answered some questionsshe had and when I got to the last page Iasked her if she wanted to pray to receiveChrist. She said “yes!” so, as we sat therein the parking lot, Arionne gave her life toChrist!On our vacation daywe went to the beach in Tobagowhere we took a tour of theBuccoo Reef in a glass bottom boat. Then we snorkeled for free and some of us saw an octo- pus! The water was warm andcrystal clear. We experiencedlocal foods such as roti, doubles,mahi mahi and flying fish whichwere wonderful and also tama-rind balls, mauby drink and pepper mango which were not aswonderful but part of the cul-tural experience.It was a great time for all of us to bond on our last dayof the trip. God really blessedus with a group that meshed sowell! After the trip three stu-dents were asking questionsabout doing STINT (a year in-ternship serving God overseas)in the future, and a couple areattending our summer projectsthis summer!
Michelle, Brlinda, Arionneand the other students wetalked to, that they wouldbe followed up with by theUWI staff, that they wouldpursue God and seegrowth in their relationshipwith Him.
For the students who aremaking decisions aboutSTINT and Summer Pro- ject and those who arealready raising support.
I’m currently workingthrough the applicationprocess for full time staff.Please pray that if this isGod’s will he would allowthings to go smoothly andthat I would continue tohave confidence in thisdecision.