The UT-Austin campus is made up of 16% Latinos (that’s very close to the percentage of Asian-Americans on campus) when we were studying the demographics of the campus. As we continued to study the demographics of our campus, we learned that approximately 600 Latino students are involved in a campus ministry, which means they have a relationship with the Lord, belong to a community that supports and encourages each other to grow in Christ etc. That’s 600 Latino students out of approximately 8000! So what about the remaining 7400 Latino students on campus who may possibly not have a relationship with Jesus?
Cross ‘09 is a 3 day event (Nov 9-11th) that gave us the opportunity to cross into another culture in an effort to reach the Latino students for Jesus in an effort to move toward fulfilling the Great Commission. This past month, the EPIC and Destino (Campus Crusade for Christ’s Latino movement) teamed up with great hopes that God will spark a fire in the Latino community for Christ and to build momentum for the existing movment.
It was such a blessing to see how God moved during the 3 days! Many students from Destino have never shared their faith prior to this event, so it was a big step for them. It was exciting to see two girls make a decision to accept Jesus into their lives when students went out to share their faith or during a follow-up appointment. Praise the Lord for all that He has done and will continue to do through the Destino students!
Please the students in prayer as they are following up with other students who may be interested in knowing how to have a relationship with Jesus or how to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Please pray that God will continue to fan the flames in the hearts of our Destino students so that they will continue to persevere and remain devoted to the works that God has started on the UT campus.