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Praise and Prayer
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started this week, and classes start next week. Pray for 1st years to find Jesus and to get plugged in

Pray for my transition back to the US and for future direction as well as physical healing.

Pray for the city of Port- land to be transformed by Jesus

V O L U M E 3 , I S S U E 2 W Hhttps://give.ccci.org/give 2. Under “Give a Gift”, search “Grady Toews” 3. Click on my name and then the red “Give a Gift” button N E W C O N T A C T I N F O Address: 9624 N. Woolsey Portland, OR 97203 Phone: 406-647-1223 Email: grady.toews@gmail.com Blog: www.gradytoews.com tainty. He doesn’t hear an audi- ing here were to gain a better ble voice, just more of a pres- insight on what Cru Staff in the ence. US looks like and see where God leads me. I am officially The next week I met with him part time so I spend Monday again and was able to clearly mornings doing training/ P O R T L A N D M E T R O C A M P U S U P D A T E Here is a snapshot of some of the campus we focus on here: Portland State: 30,000 stu- dents; We have about 15-20 involved in discipleship groups. Students’ ideas about spiritual things are very diverse and incredibly weird. U of Portland: 3,000 students; We partner with a student group called Fish (80 students) who in the past have been very inward focused, but this semes- ter after 3 of the leaders at- tended Cru Conference, God is beginning to shape their focus to begin reaching their entire campus for Christ. Portland Community College(s): About 10 students are involved in Bible study. Community col- If you would like to continue partnering in ministry while I am in Portland, I would appreciate it! I do still need your prayers and financial support as I work here. Thank you so much!! leges are traditionally very hard to reach because of high turno- ver rate and non-traditional students. Washington State--Vancouver: 4,000 students and growing; 3 student prayer groups meet every week to pray for their campus and the student leader- ship is just beginning to focus on how they can effectively reach their campus for Christ " id="pdf-obj-0-18" src="pdf-obj-0-18.jpg">

I met Todd one day at PSU with my friend Aaron while we were walking around campus sharing our faith. Todd is a grad student studying Russian and Music. It became clear very quickly that Todd likes to thoroughly think through things. We started ask- ing his perspective on spiritual thingshis views on truth, God, and Jesus. He was very open and thorough in his answers sharing his journey from grow- ing up agnostic to becoming atheist to being attracted to a cult and now being drawn to God. He told us how he feels God speaking to himthrough things like comforting him dur- ing times of stress and uncer-

share the Gospel.

ready

to

receive

Jesus

yet.

There seems to be some dis-

connect between his belief in

God and his need for a savior.

I’m hoping and praying Todd to

connect those

times

that

he

believes God is speaking to him

to how much

he needs Jesus.

Please pray with me for him and for more times to meet up. It has been difficult to regularly meet up with him because he has a busy schedule with school.

My Schedule

I figured I’d give you an update

as to what I actually do here in Portland. My intentions for mov-

development, Tuesdays doing operations for the team, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Portland State, and Friday mornings at our staff meeting. I have been slowly exploring other options and jobs in my spare time, but this has been very difficult because I have been once again having health problems this last month. I would appreciate your prayers for healing and direction for my future.

V O L U M E 3 , I S S U E 2 W Hhttps://give.ccci.org/give 2. Under “Give a Gift”, search “Grady Toews” 3. Click on my name and then the red “Give a Gift” button N E W C O N T A C T I N F O Address: 9624 N. Woolsey Portland, OR 97203 Phone: 406-647-1223 Email: grady.toews@gmail.com Blog: www.gradytoews.com tainty. He doesn’t hear an audi- ing here were to gain a better ble voice, just more of a pres- insight on what Cru Staff in the ence. US looks like and see where God leads me. I am officially The next week I met with him part time so I spend Monday again and was able to clearly mornings doing training/ P O R T L A N D M E T R O C A M P U S U P D A T E Here is a snapshot of some of the campus we focus on here: Portland State: 30,000 stu- dents; We have about 15-20 involved in discipleship groups. Students’ ideas about spiritual things are very diverse and incredibly weird. U of Portland: 3,000 students; We partner with a student group called Fish (80 students) who in the past have been very inward focused, but this semes- ter after 3 of the leaders at- tended Cru Conference, God is beginning to shape their focus to begin reaching their entire campus for Christ. Portland Community College(s): About 10 students are involved in Bible study. Community col- If you would like to continue partnering in ministry while I am in Portland, I would appreciate it! I do still need your prayers and financial support as I work here. Thank you so much!! leges are traditionally very hard to reach because of high turno- ver rate and non-traditional students. Washington State--Vancouver: 4,000 students and growing; 3 student prayer groups meet every week to pray for their campus and the student leader- ship is just beginning to focus on how they can effectively reach their campus for Christ " id="pdf-obj-0-77" src="pdf-obj-0-77.jpg">

Financial Update

Snowshoeing near Mt. Hood with students from UP and PSU

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C O N T A C T

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Address: 9624 N. Woolsey Portland, OR 97203 Phone: 406-647-1223 Email: grady.toews@gmail.com Blog: www.gradytoews.com

 

tainty. He doesn’t hear an audi-

ing

here were to gain

a

better

ble voice, just more of a pres-

insight on what Cru Staff in the

ence.

US looks like and see where

God leads

me.

I

am officially

The next week

I

met with

him

part time so I spend Monday

again

and was

able to

clearly

mornings doing training/

P O R T L A N D

M E T R O

C A M P U S

U P D A T E

Here is a snapshot of some of the campus we focus on here:

Portland State: 30,000 stu- dents; We have about 15-20 involved in discipleship groups. Students’ ideas about spiritual things are very diverse and incredibly weird.

U of Portland: 3,000 students;

We

partner

with

a

student

group called Fish (80 students) who in the past have been very inward focused, but this semes- ter after 3 of the leaders at- tended Cru Conference, God is beginning to shape their focus to begin reaching their entire campus for Christ.

Portland Community College(s):

About 10 students are involved in Bible study. Community col-

If you would like to continue partnering in ministry while I am in Portland, I would appreciate it! I do still need your prayers and financial support as I work here. Thank you so much!!

leges are traditionally very hard to reach because of high turno- ver rate and non-traditional students.

Washington State--Vancouver:

4,000 students and growing; 3 student prayer groups meet every week to pray for their campus and the student leader- ship is just beginning to focus on how they can effectively reach their campus for Christ