University Student Finds Jesus

One November evening Alfred returned to his university apartment to discover one of his apartment-mates sitting on his bed.  He was reading Alfred’s Bible!

Jeff had questions and they stayed up late discussing God and the Bible.  Alfred then invited Jeff to come with him to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.  Two days later they went together.  Jeff began attending Alfred’s small group Bible study and little by little Jeff’s life began to change.

At the end of the school year Alfred’s sister, also a member of IV, shared a story with me. She said at the last meeting of the year anyone who has experienced God in a profound way, can come up and share.  Jeff came forward and spoke before 700 InterVarsity students.

He said, “Last November I was going through a severe depression.  Yet I had one roommate who was different.  He was happy and seemed to have it all together.   One night when he was out I went into his room and discovered he had some Christian books and also a Bible.  I was reading his Bible when he came in. We talked until late and that night he offered to pray with me and I felt encouraged.

Earlier that day I had decided the solution for my desperation was suicide. Alfred doesn’t know it, but he saved my life that night.  I want to thank God for using my roommate to introduce me to Christ and to this Christian fellowship. This year I have found God’s purpose for my life, His peace and joy.”

  • For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.     Ephesians 2:10
  •  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!     2 Corinthians 5:17


About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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7 Responses to University Student Finds Jesus

  1. Helene says:

    Thank you Lord for using Alfred in such a way that his life was a testimony and bringing another soul you have predestined into your kingdom.

  2. Dorothy T. says:

    Wow! It’s amazing how God can work through people to reach the lost. I love seeing stories like this.

  3. I have worked with suicidal people and what you wrote really touched me, so important to do what we have to do and even bigger miracles happen, bigger than we have ever thought! keep going!!!!

    • Kathleen says:

      Thank you, Dimitra. We never know what’s on the mind of another. We never know how our words might give hope and even change someone’s life.

  4. Kristi Ann says:

    Amen-Amein Sister in Christ Jesus-Yeshua Kathleen, thanks so much for sharing this inspirational Christian Story!!

    God Bless all my Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and Your Families and Friends!!

    Love Always and Shalom (Peace ) Everyone, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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