We trust that you are having a good spring. As is often the case in the Meritt household, we have been busy. Jeremy recently had a role in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at Pine Castle Christian Academy, our former school. They performed five times. It was a pleasure to see Jeremy putting his talents to work. Spring soccer is going strong for Julie and Jamie. Justin is busy with lots of schoolwork, including his speech class’s mock trial and preparations for the AP World History exam.
It is always encouraging for us to hear how the Lord is using Student Venture to impact students throughout the United States and around the world. Over the past year, new Student Venture teams have been established in Philadelphia, Boston, and Denver. In addition, new partnerships have been created in Ecuador, Taiwan, and Estonia. In the fall, a team of young leaders will travel to Montreal, Canada to help begin Student Venture in Canada.
It is exciting to see that Student Venture is having an impact in so many lives. However, our goal is to reach thousands more young people each year. Both of us are currently involved in projects that will help that happen.
As the campus ministry has tracked those who are involved in their movements, they have found that there are thousands of education majors who will soon be graduating and going out to teach in our nation’s schools. Dave has been working on posting some new material to help equip them to reach out to their students. These teachers can have a great impact in the lives of the students they come in contact with on a daily basis. Please pray that God would use this large pool of laborers to impact our nation for Him.
This fall, Student Venture staff, volunteers, and interns will transition to a new “elearning” format for training. Lynn is helping to ensure that this process goes smoothly. The new system should ultimately allow us to train our workers much more quickly and effectively, which in turn will result in more students reached with the gospel and grow in their faith. Please pray that this process would go smoothly.
Thanks so much for making a difference in the lives of so many young people. Your prayers and financial gifts are making a huge difference!