SPIRITUALITY AT GVSU

Mindy Sue Colvin April 2009

CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST

Subjective Absolute Truth
It sounds contradicting, subjective absolute truth. I encountered a student on Grand Valley’s campus who thought just that. I and my friend, AJ, had a great conversation with a student named Zack. He was very interested in spiritual things, having grown up in a Christian home and now studying eastern religions he is looking for what brings him peace and oneness with God. As we talked further I asked if he believed in absolute truth, as the lines were seeming to be blurred. He responded quickly with a “yes” but proceeded to explain that whatever I believe is absolute truth for me and whatever he believed was absolute truth to him. I was stumped. I wasn’t sure how to respond. I wanted to be loving and sensitive but also convicting in revealing to him the absolute truth that is God. Thankfully, AJ was there to help the conversation move forward. We talked for an hour about a number of different spiritual topics, I’m not sure how much he soaked up and how much he shrugged off but I’m praying that God will use that conversation to bring Zack one step closer to Him. After being away from Grand Valley for two years and even away from ministry on campus for almost a year now it was refreshing seeing God work in that hour. It also opened my mind to the spiritual climate at Grand Valley, which is probably common at most Universities. As I get ready for my move to the University of Virginia I can only pray that God will prepare me and give me the wisdom to serve those students who don’t know him and challenge them to believe in The Way, The Only Way, The Absolute Truth, our Creator, our God.

Missions Conference
I will be speaking at a missions conference held at Hope United Methodist Church in Hastings, Michigan on Saturday, April 25th at 7pm. If you are in the area I would love for you to come and be a part of this event. If you cannot attend, please pray for the conference, the missionaries speaking and the people listening, that God would be present and everyone would be encouraged by the good work God is doing all over the world for his glory.

Support Status and Personal Update
It’s not news that the economy is in poor shape right now, but I have hope in these things: that it’s also not news that God is in control of the world’s resources, God has called me to this mission and therefore will provide the means to do so, and He has also called you to be a part of this mission with me and I am not alone in this journey. God has really blessed me in my time of support raising, I am currently at 46% of my goal, after only two months! Thank you for following God’s call in your life to come along side of me in this mission, investing your prayers and finances in things of eternal significance.

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21
~ Mindy Sue Colvin ~ 269.908.0611 ~ Mindy.Colvin@uscm.org ~ ~ http://give.ccci.org/give/0593522 ~ www.myspace.com/mindysue_crusade ~