Over the months and years, through books, conversations, and these discipleship opportunities through his church, Sam’s approach to faith and work evolved. As his questions got better, so did his answers.
Urbana 03 really challenged me to consider how I might serve not only my local church, but the global church as well. Although the experience itself was incredible, I was not really sure what God had planned for me.
Reid Satterfield lay on the floor of his mud hut, feeling the life bleeding out of him. Surprisingly, he felt a tremendous peace about dying. Then the Lord spoke to Reid: “You’re not going to die. Ask me to stop the bleeding.”
Today, Craig Detweiler is the author of five books. Back in 1984, Craig was in InterVarsity at Davidson College when a friend invited him to come to Urbana. At the time, Craig had no idea what Urbana was.
Elisabeth Elliot lived her life in service to God and his global mission. She lived responsive to God's call and echoed that call at the four Urbana Student Missions Conferences at which she spoke. She was 88 when her earthly life of obedience ended on June 15, 2015.
Ten-year-old Elka watched from his hiding place as Mafolio called on the all-powerful and capricious Kworokyam to heal his stepfather. Elka was fascinated by Mafolio’s rituals, and soon after began to sing the songs he had heard which had stuck in his mind. The spirit world drew him in.
Malaysia Anderson was surprised to see herself up on the big screen in front of 15,000 people on the final night of Urbana 09. Just five days earlier, Malaysia had been praying that God would reveal his will for her life as she arrived in St. Louis for Urbana...
While a student at University of California, Davis, Maureen Hodge had done InterVarsity summer missions trips in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Mexico, working with kids in poor areas of those cities. But it was a miscarriage and a cancer diagnosis that got her to Honduras.