Amazing! Urbana 12 can hardly be described any other way. Our outstanding NCF staff and campus volunteers planned healthcare seminars, hosted the NCF exhibit, taught seminars and guided 7 nursing students in the special Student Leaders Track. It was a joy to meet students face-to-face and pray with them about God’s plans for their lives!
Alec Hill, InterVarsity President, described Urbana 12 this way: “All I can say is, Wow! The Lord met us in so many ways over five days in St. Louis. He met us through Scripture, speakers, and seminars. He met us through prayer, worship, and drama. He met us through tracks, worship, and lounges. At times, I felt like I was experiencing a foretaste of heaven: so much joy, so much rich fellowship, so much exaltation of Jesus.”
We agree! Thirty-five students want to start NCF ministry on their campuses, and hundreds attended the healthcare missions seminars and panel discussions presented by NCF staff and Dr. Scott Ries of CMDA and Dr. Katherine Welch, missionary to Thailand. Please read our blog post, Unpacking Urbana 12, for how students responded to God’s call to faith and committed to serve him.
Thank you for all your prayers for participants and the staff. We know that God touched the hearts and minds of all who listened to speakers, worshiped, and dug deeply into his Word. Let’s pray that God will continue to guide this generation of students to grow his Kingdom among all the nations.