Cru Boston Metro Staff
"So if I believe in God, I can become His Children?"
International Students - 7,000 at Boston’s Northeastern University alone. Truly the world coming to our door! And stepping out into that global front yard is Cru staff leader, Todd Williams.
Newly arrived from China, Li gravitated toward Cru’s table, one of dozens at Northeastern’s Club Fair. He and Todd talked a bit then agreed to meet for lunch. Li listened attentively as Todd shared some Bible verses that explain how we can know God. Despite language and cultural barriers, Todd could tell that Li understood the Gospel message. When Li hesitated at Todd’s invitation to pray and ask God to be His Father, Todd assumed Li needed more time to ponder the implication of this commitment.
Li’s hesitation, however, was quite different from what Todd was imagining. Before Todd could suggest waiting a bit, Li’s questions tripped over each other in his eagerness to become God’s child. “What do I do? Do I clasp my hands? Do I need to talk loudly? Or... can God hear my heart?” Todd answered through the tears of joy welling up inside him, “Yeah, He can hear your heart.” Visibly moved by the promise of John 1:12, Li opened his heart to receive Jesus.
Li assimilated quickly into his new family, riding his skateboard to church the next Sunday, and joining with 320 other Boston Collegians for Fall Retreat earlier this month!
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