My second Urbana experience reminds me of Jesus’ words that are recorded in John 5:17 that “my Father is always at his work to this very day” (NIV). Here are ten things that I loved about Urbana 2012 that took place at the America’s Center Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri, between Christmas and New Years.
#1 Seeing that God is working among students. It is refreshing to see God’s ancient purposes in a new generation.
#2 Giving students ideas relative to their desires and God’s work in their lives and then hearing them respond, “I never thought of that.”
#3 The openness of students to direction from God, speakers, and exhibitor’s guidance.
#4 A worship team that incorporated cultures, worship styles, and languages to enable us to worship in ways that honor our multi-faceted God.
#5 David Platt telling us the truth that we treat Jesus like a puny savior.
#6 The clear call to long-term missions service.
#7 The roasted eggplant soup at the Au Bon Pain cafe inside the America’s Center and the ease of transportation around St. Louis provided by MetroLink.
#8 The rockin’ missional bookstore!
#9 Hangin’ with my mate, Steve, connecting with friends with other agencies, and having dinner with my Egyptian partner’s son.
#10 The presence of God Almighty.