What a year! We have established a great leadership team, we have seen growth in discipleship, leadership and the average numbers we see at our events. There have also been many improvements to the ACT Campus House. All of this would not be possible without God and the support of so many!
April 1 began the month with a special “Scavenger Hunt” put on by our ACT women for our ACT men. The women lost a fund raising challenge and so their payment was this special afternoon. The men traveled in two teams all over downtown Toledo and the University of Toledo campus looking for locations based on clues created by our ACT women. It was so much fun that many have asked that we do it again next year!
That same weekend we joined with ACT BG to see the fantastic film “The Case for Christ.” The movie is based on Lee Strobel’s journey in faith and the book that followed.
Our First Friday Family Film Festival featured the movie “The Redemption of Henry Myers.” We highly recommend this Christian film and the message it teaches. It is well-acted and another gem. We had a great turn out and everyone loved the movie.
Sunday nights for the month of April we turned our attention to the movie “The Case for Christ” as each week we looked at one aspect of what it means to believe in Jesus. With students preparing to return to the “real world” of summer away from the campus, our goal was to build a solid foundation to defend our faith. Our worship highlighted moments from the movie along with the theological foundation and building blocks of our faith.
Friday nights are always a lot of fun around the ACT Campus House. This month our special events included a “Summer Preview Party” with typical summer activities. Kick ball on our circle, popsicles, games and a fun (but cold) night!
Our final Friday night for the semester was our Koinonia Night. This is a night for students to share the highlights from the year and the ways God worked in our lives. It was great to see so many new students who only began with us last fall and are now ACT “veterans.”
Following our Koinonia Night, many of our students traveled down to Bowling Green to join ACT BG in our twice annual “God Dogs and Jesus Burgers.” The evening was rainy at times but it never dampened the fun. Thousands of students pass by the ACT BG campus house each weekend evening. This night was no different! Many of the students who were originally just walking past the house stayed for extended conversations with our ACT’ers.
Our Wednesday night Bible Study closed our travels though the Gospel of Mark. We finished up with the Passion narrative along with the Gospel writer’s reports surrounding the empty tomb and what that means. This dovetailed nicely with our Case for Christ series.
Our twice annual doughnut giveaway at the University of Toledo Carlson Library was well-received by students and again opened up many avenues for conversation and further interest in ACT.
All we do through ACT wouldn’t be possible without the power of God and the support of so many who undergird us with prayers and financial gifts. Thank you so much for helping us as we continue reaching the world beginning on the campus of the University of Toledo.