With a major state school of more than 30,000 students right here in our city, one of the things we are believing God for is revival on the campus of the University of Utah. Our team has been here only a few months but we’ve already seen major life transformation in the life of one of our college guys. This is an answer to prayer and a huge victory for the building of the Kingdom of God on the campus of the U.
Our college pastor, Codi Wasion, met Drew playing basketball with a group of students at the U. Drew had just finished his freshman year, far from his hometown, on a scholarship to play golf for the Utes. He told Codi he had spent the year trying out every church in the valley, and he just couldn’t find one where he fit in.
Drew was thinking about transferring closer to home after a hard first year of college — until he got connected to our team. Codi started inviting him to hang out, he started getting discipled by one of the guys on our team, and over the course of the summer something began to shift in Drew’s heart. He was falling in love with Jesus.
He knew he wanted something more than the typical college party scene, and when he started to learn how to spend time with God and began to develop a deeper friendship with Him, he had a pivotal moment with Jesus. One night as he worshiped by himself, Drew said he had a realization that he wanted to give everything to Jesus and really follow him.
A few weeks ago, Drew told Codi, “When I met you I hated this city and the U, and was planning on leaving. You took me in and got me connected and now I can agree with our church’s motto and say that I love this city. I can’t wait to tell everyone I know at the U about church.”
Drew is back home now for a few weeks before classes start, is continuing to spend time with God and is “learning how to really worship.”
We are so encouraged by Drew’s hunger and thirst to see the gospel come to his campus, and we can’t wait to watch him grow in his relationship with Jesus as he begins his sophomore year!
Your prayers play a key role in our team reaching more people like Drew. We invite you to join us in praying for revival in Salt Lake City and for our church to love Jesus, love each other and love this city in such a way that people want to know Jesus.