The Christians on Campus internship at UC Berkeley is well under way!!! We started out strong with a wonderful internship retreat last weekend with other Christian students from Sacramento State, San Francisco State, and San Jose State at cabin near Lake Tahoe. We had a great time sharing testimonies, our experiences of Christ, and learning how to express and share Jesus on our college campuses! Although the retreat was just a weekend, we were able to apply what we learned directly the next day at Sproul Plaza. We started Monday with some personal Bible and ministry reading, and spent time to coordinate Bible studies and other events with the staff members in our club. Next, it became time to speak to other students! We all went out with our table and advertised for Bible studies and our monthly fellowship nights, and passed out a ton of flyers. However, I really appreciated that ALL of these things were done not out of ourselves, but through the Lord’s heart for man. At the internship retreat (and now), we all really enjoyed 1 Timothy 4:14-15, where Paul charges Timothy: “Do not neglect the gift which is in you…practice these things, be in them, that your progress may be manifest to all”. We have to PRACTICE these things! This internship has been so helpful in my service to the Lord, and I strongly encourage other students to try it out next summer!
~ Freeman C.