Starting new things can be tough work. Starting new things without anything to start with is even tougher. In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus sends out the twelve Apostles to preach the gospel and heal with the instruction to take nothing with them (Luke 9:3). At first glance, this notion seems ridiculous. Take nothing? Really? As the Apostles started out on their journey to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, Jesus demanded dependence on himself to provide for all their needs. In starting a chapter of RUF at Boston University, there's a similar audacity in starting out with nothing and therefore, a similar need for dependence on Christ. I tend to be someone who likes to start new things. This also means I like to be independent rather than dependent. Please pray with me that the tasks of ministry ahead of me would be done with a singular dependence on Christ. There are many things I could take with me to BU, but students at BU and I really only need one thing--Jesus.

Nathan Dicks, Campus Minister at Boston University
August 13, 2014 • 610-691-0988 • 631 Fourth Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18018