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  • College: Welcome to Enemy Territory

    If you are at all familiar with Christian Collegian Network (CCN) and the ministry they do on college campuses across the nation, then you know that these Missionaries in America are fighting on the front lines of a spiritual war. In fact, they’ve gone past the front line and have traversed into enemy territory, usually by themselves, without any cavalry to call for backup! CCN Campus Leaders are fighting every day to reach countless people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    But who are these enemy forces that CCN battles against?

    • Satan – Every army has a general that leads the troops and “that ancient serpent” has been leading men astray since the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 3, Revelation 12:9)
    • Professors – Entrusted with the task of teaching the students, most professors merely spew anti-God rhetoric from their lecterns. “They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator…” (Romans 1:25).
    • False Teachers/Preachers/Christians – There is no shortage of wolves on the college campus, seeking to distort the Word of God and deceive many. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves” (Matthew 7:15).
    • Atheists/Agnostics – There are many that claim there is no God or say we can’t know if there is a God. “For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:21-22).
    • Other Religions – The sheer amount of non-Christian religious groups on each campus is astounding… and they’re all leading students away from the truth! “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’” (John 14:6).
    • School Shooters – Gun-free zones (typical for many colleges) are nothing more than a shiny, red bullseye in the eyes of these demented individuals. “He sits in ambush in the villages; in hiding places he murders the innocent. His eyes stealthily watch for the helpless” (Psalm 10:8).

    Now that we know about the enemies, we need to ask ourselves, who are CCN Campus Leaders fighting for?

    • Jesus Christ – The General over CCN Missionaries and other born-again Christians that “fight the good fight of the faith” (1 Timothy 6:12).
    • Professors
    • False Teachers/Preachers/Christians
    • Atheists/Agnostics
    • Other Religions
    • School Shooters

    The only difference in these lists is the General. While CCN may fight a spiritual battle against these people, the Campus Leaders still love them. They love those on the college campus enough to share the truth of Jesus Christ with them, warning as many as possible about the wrath of God, which “is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men” (Romans 1:18).

    After all, the Gospel “is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16). God can change the most vile and wicked of hearts into a heart filled with love and compassion for others. In Ezekiel 36:26, God says, “I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”

    Christian Collegian Network trains their Campus Leaders on how to share the Gospel biblically and compassionately, without watering down the truth. They have learned how to defend the truth of God’s Word against any and all attacks. These faithful men and women are on college campuses every week, not just sharing the Gospel all over America, but also preparing other Christians for this war through solid Bible teaching.

    “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves” (Luke 10:2-3).

  • November Praise Report

    CCN exists to train up its students to go out and share the gospel.  This month one of the Pitt students shared the gospel with another Pitt student.   The new college student at Pitt joined us at Bible Study.  He was headed home for Thanksgiving later that day and could not wait to ask his Grandmother for a Bible.  Jen asked him if he wanted one and he did and so Jen gave him a Bible.  He was so excited about joining us for Bible Study that we are going to have Bible Study the week of finals.  Pray that he reads his Bible the entire way home to Philadelphia.

    Jen finished teaching through John Frames book "Apologetics to the Glory of God."  We learned all about Presuppositional Apologetics.   The students now know how to show others that Christianity true because it resembles reality.  We learned about many different ways to show that the God of the Bible and specifically Chrisitan God is the only logical God.  The students discovered that you cannot have logic or morality outside of the Christian Worldview.  It was powerful to show the students that all other world views do not have legs to stand on.

    The NYC Campuses ministered at an abortion clinic in their area.  Here is a picture of Diane pleading with those that are going inside.

     

    The MCCC Campus went out proclaiming repentance and faith in Jesus Christ in Pottstown this month as they always do.  Here is Andre preaching the good news to people waiting at the local bus stop.

    Tim at Tidewater Community College had many great conversations on his campus about the Gospel.  

     

    Some of Tim's students came out and shared the gospel several times this month.  They helped hand out Evolution vs God DVD's as well and hand out tracts on other days.  It is so exciting to see the students going out and sharing their faith.

    We  handed out tracts at the Christmas Parade in downtown Pittsburgh.  We handed out Christmas Postcards at this parade.  The Christmas postcards were very easy to handout.  We handed out the same tract last year.  People were very excited to recieve the tract.

    Each week we are able to speak to many students about the gospel on the campuses.    This month Jen had several second conversations with people.  A young man named Ben who is a Buddhist came up to talk with Jen a second time.  Jen had talked to him about a month ago and then this past week he walked right up to Jen so they could talk some more.  It was a great second conversation.  They talked about the fact that if it was natural for people to die then why was it so upsetting that they died.  Jen explained to him that we were wired to live forever and not meant to die.  We were made in God's image.  He really understood and said that resinated with him.  Pray for Ben.

     

    Bible Study is going great in Cincinnati.  We are so excited to have Ryan teaching there.  He does www.witnesstalkradio.org during his outreaches.  It is great to be able to hear many of the conversations that he has witnessing with students. 

     

    Thank you so much for your support!

     

  • October 2014 Praise Report

    CCN students went out and shared the gospel this month.  CCN exists to send missionaries onto the campus and train up the students to go out and do the same.  Here is Bjorn handing out gospel tracts at the University of Pittsburgh.

     

     

    Here is Matt witnessing to a fellow student at Slippery Rock.

      

    Below is a picture of Jen talking to a young man named Andrew.   Jen had a long conversation about God.  He kept telling Jen that there does not need to be an absolute God because everything comes about by constant changes.  Jen tried to show him that there are absolute laws in science and that if those absolute laws came about by random chance then it would follow that those laws could change at any moment making them not laws.  He tried to show Jen that the electrons changed when they formed molecules.  Jen tried to tell him that those were governed by a law and they would do the same thing each time.  He either did not get the point or did not want to.  He heard the gospel though and enjoyed the conversation.

     

     

    Bible study is going great at MCCC.  Praise the Lord! Another great CCN life lesson. "The god of Pleasure" was a very good lesson. From left to right are Cameron, Cliff, Deana, and Christine. Also had a chance to witness to a Buddhist. Using the 10 commandments, the scriptures, and reason Cliff was able to unmask her contradictory worldview. And how the truth of the gospel makes sense. She thought the gospel made so much sense that, as Deana pointed out, she couldnt process it. She sort of left abruptly to go to class. But a seed was definetly planted. We prayed for her and hopefully by Gods grace He grants her repentance. It was good that Deana and Cameron witnessed it. To God be the glory! Go CCN!!!

     

     

    Ryan had a wonderful time at his CCN fellowship in Cinnincati.  Please continue to pray for all the CCN Fellowships. 

     

    Jake in Minnesota had a group do outreach at the abortion clinic.

      

    Jen went down to South Carolina and served infront of an abortion Clinic there at the Fall for Greenville outreach.  Jen stood by the drive way and tried to flag down cars.  Jen would talk to the women and ask them not to murder their babies.  There was a couple that was pregnant with twins that left the clinic saying they were not going to murder the babies.

     

     

    God Bless You!  CCN hopes that you have been encouraged to go out and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others as well.

     

    I went down to the Planned Parenthood this month and had a very long converstaion with a muslim from Eygpt.  I tried to show him that Jesus had to die on the cross to pay the fine anyone that would get to heaven.  I showed him that God would be corrupt if he just would forgive people.  I also walked him through the Old Testiment to show him the progession of a sacrifice for sin being needed.  I tried to explain that there was no forgiveness of sins without the shedding of blood.  I do not think he got the point but it was a good conversation. 

    We had a wonderful day of witnessing at the Mars Apple Feast.  Many people heard the gospel.  Below is a picture of Diane sharing the gosple.

     

     

    This is a picture of Mark sharing the gospel.  He loves to use a 10 commandments  banner that I have.

      

     

     

    I went down to South Carolina and served infront of an abortion Clinic there at the Fall for Greenville outreach.  I stood by the drive way and tried to flag down cars.  I would talk to the women and ask them not to murder their babies.  There was a couple that was pregnant with twins that left the clinic saying they were not going tomurder the babies.  

     

       

    On the Campus I was able share the gospel with many people.   Below is a picture of me talking to a young man named Andrew.  Pray for him.  We were able to have a very long conversation about God.  He kept telling me that there does not need to be an absolute God because everything comes about by constant changes.  I tried to show him that there are absolute laws in science and that if those absolute laws came about by random chance then it would follow that those laws could change at any moment making them not be laws.  He tried to show me that the electrons changed when they formed molecules.  I tried to tell him that those were governed by a law and they would do the same thing each time.  He either did not get the point or did not want to.  He heard the gospel though and enjoyed the conversation.

  • Getting Creation Science Materials onto your Campus

    On the college campuses, evolution is taught as a fact. We know that evolution is merely man's way of trying to rationalize away God. They want to explain how everything came into existence without God. They do not want be accountable to Him for every thought, word, and deed. Therefore, they came up with random chance processes over prolonged periods of time. We know that evolution is impossible. To help show others how impossible it is, you can bring speakers onto your campus or get creation science materials into your campus library.

    Speakers

    To have a creation science professional speak at your campus you will want to pray that God would grant you open doors with community members and campus administrators. That He would receive glory. You will need to contact your local museum or ministry to inquire of their availability. You can see a list of museums at  www.creationsciencedirectory.com.  Look at your calendar and find a few possible dates for the speaking engagement. Pray that God would grant you open doors with community members and campus administrators. That He would receive glory.

     

    1)  Schedule a room for your event via student activities

    2) Call the creation science professional to give them a solid date.

    3) Create fliers for your event and distribute them around campus

    4) Call the student newspaper to get an article written about your event.

    5) Email the Christian clubs on campus to invite their students.

    6) Email atheist clubs on campus to invite them.

    If you have any questions please contact your Christian Collegian Network campus staff member.

      

    Journals & Magazines

    To get creation science journals and magazines into your campus library, take the following steps:

    1) Pray for God to grant you open doors with library staff.
    2) Talk with a staff member who handles acquisitions at your library.
    3) Some resources that are available:

    A) Creation Science Journals to be added to your library's research database:

    1. Answers In Genesis Research Journal:http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/arj/current
    2. Institute for Creation Research Technical Papers: http://www.icr.org/index.php?module=articles&action=search&f_typeID=12

    B) Creation Science Magazines to be added to your library's subscription services:

    1. ICR's Acts & Facts Info:http://www.icr.org/aaf/
    2. ICR's Acts & Facts Sign-Up: http://www.icr.org/subscriptions/index/?option_old=signup&f_country=US

    C) Creation Science Search Engine to be added to your library's resources page:  

    Search Creation: www.searchcreation.org

    D) Creation Science Library to be added to your library's inter-library loan program:

    The Family Vision Library: http://www.thefamilyvision.org

    Remember that all of the resources are free to your school, and that The Family Vision would be happy to discuss the possibility of being part of your campus library's inter-library loan network.  Once you have familiarized yourself with the resources above, you will need to schedule a meeting with your acquisition librarian.

    Make sure to bring a hard copy of the Acts & Facts Magazine for them to look over during the review process. You can also e-mail the librarian the links above along with an explanation of why such resources are important to furthering education at the institution and how this would enable the library to expand its offerings. 

    If you need any assistance, please contact the team at Get Creation in College by e-mailing contact@letcreationsing.com or calling 407-512-0638.