By Steven Haack
Steve is a student leader at Hope College.
God was moving in awesome ways at the Abandoned Devotion Gathering at Hope College on Friday, November 12. After pressing into God for almost six hours, people were wondering how the time had gone so quickly!
Spirit-led prayer on many different topics highlighted the evening. The prayer times were well balanced with sets of worship songs, inspirational video clips, and convicting messages from Ryan and Kelly Shaw as well as Hope College students.
By the end of the evening, there were 7 people that signed the Message Bearer commitment card, and almost 40 others interested in further exploring the SVM2 vision and how it might pertain to their lives individually and as a community.
A few students in particular shared testimonies during open mic time of how God spoke to them right then and there about their future in cross-cultural ministry. Besides these people, it was evident that the Lord was moving in many other hearts as well.
Conversation afterwards indicated a desire to seek God more intimately and passionately than ever before. It would not be surprising to see more gatherings like this at Hope in the future with a continued growing interest in what God is doing on a global scale. There is hope at Hope.