University Student Finds Jesus

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

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

At the end of the school year Spencer’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, may come up and share.  Jeff, who is normally quite shy, 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.  Spencer 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.”


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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