The blasting wind, the blowing snow, the meals on campus, the sound of 3500 college students singing, praying and worshiping together – they all brought me to tears (especially the wind and snow!)
Upon finding out I was a Cedarville grad, the SIM Regional Director had invited me several times to be a part of Cedarville’s annual missions conference. Every year, something prevented me to go and be a part of it. This year was different.
Austin had come home for the holidays, and who would take him back the day before the missions conference started? I gladly volunteered to take him back, and then stay during the conference to help represent SIM.
It was a humbling, amazing, and encouraging time to be on the campus of Cedarville during this conference! With more than one hundred mission organizations and over 50 missionaries on campus, I was able to speak to over 20 students one on one at the SIM table.
Some politely asked questions and others were honestly wrestling with whether God would have them serve cross-culturally and if SIM was a fit for them. We had sweet conversations and quiet times of prayer!
Not only that, but it was a special time with Austin as well, meeting his friends and helping him get ready for the semester.
Here’s a glimpse into that week: