Breaking Out of the Shell

David is a bright, friendly, and dependable engineering student at Penn State. He comes from a Christian family and is grounded in his faith. By his own admission David is an introvert and can be painfully silent in group settings, but this began to noticeably change about 3 months ago.

While sharing lunch one day, I asked him what he was learning about his faith during this season. He responded that God was teaching him that living out his faith meant more than being disciplined about reading his Bible. God had been teaching him that living out his faith meant ministering to others. David then asked me if he could go through small group training (to lead a small group) and if he could serve on the ministry team. I explained to him that for him to serve in these ways he would need to really break out of his shell. He said basically that he was breaking out of his shell by making this request, and he said that he would be trusting the Lord to strengthen him to be more outgoing. I agreed to both of his requests, and have been encouraged to see the effort that he has spent on pursuing people.

I'm excited to see the role in that David fills over the next two years. Praise God for the work that he is doing in his covenant children through RUF.

Joe Dentici, Campus Minister at Penn State
August 19, 2015
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