I just rolled into my apartment and I can’t help but to have so much joy in what God has been doing on campus. I held another Greek InterVarsity interest night today which was an opportunity to invite students to come and hear the vision of Greek InterVarsity, only this time it was sprite instead of root beer floats.
The interest night was held in one of the Fraternities, Delta Tau Delta. As the event got closer, several students texted me saying that they couldn’t come either because meetings were running too long or that homework was destroying them. It got to the point where I thought literally no one was going to show. I had a presentation prepared and was ready to ex the whole thing. I began getting very stressed, anxious and bummed by what was happening.
I went to go to the restroom to find a place to pray and ask God for His peace. I returned to the room to find me, Kristina and Nico hanging out in the main living room of the house with 2 large untouched pizzas and a 2 liter sprite.
Unsure of where the night would go, one of the students showed up and brought one of his Fraternity Brothers. I thought, “Oh, cool. Okay new person, this could go somewhere.”
One of my students leaders from ADPi came in the room followed by one of the pledges another student leader in DTD invited. I got the feeling that we could at least do the presentation and see what happens.
As the presentation went on, more and more DTD’s started to walk in. Some walked by but many stayed to hear about Greek IV. The funny part is only 4 of the 11 students that showed up were expected!
At the end of the presentation, I asked the students what they thought about Greek IV as I was preparing to ask them to be involved with the movement.
The first student said,
“It’s so funny that you guys were having this interest night. I grew up religious and was thinking about checking it out again. I’m taking a Christian Religious Studies course and I came home to find you guys here.”
The second student said,
“Yes, I’ve been looking for a Christian group on campus and I had no idea this existed.”
The third student said,
“It’s so funny, I remember Nico mentioned Greek IV at meeting but I didn’t follow-up or ask him about it so I thought I missed it. I had a conversation with my mom this morning about God and have been spiritually curious. I didn’t ask about the Greek IV meeting, yet somehow I found myself here.”
All of these comments were from unexpected students that were walking by and decided to stay! Praise God!!!
As each student shared, I just felt the presence of the Holy Spirit so strongly. He began to reveal the work that He has already been doing in the background and I was so humbled to see Him reveal all of this tonight. He was making it so clear that He had orchestrated divine encounters with these men even before they got to the Greek IV Interest night.
By the end of the night, 5 students expressed interest in being involved with Greek IV and one told us he was very intrigued by religious conversations and would be down to have spiritual conversations on the side.
We had been praying for 3 more students to be involved with our core team by the end of the quarter and God has faithfully began to answer that prayer!
Thank you, Lord!