God Opens Doors
"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains."
Paul asked for prayer, that God might open a door for the message. Paul’s desire is the opportunity to share the great mystery of Christ with the world.
Paul writes from prison, I write from an office next to a playground. With school back in session it is a playground again filled with the sounds of children playing. It’s better that way.
Playgrounds without play feel odd and empty, they lack the life they were built to hold. Churches without prayer have much of the same feel. I am so thankful for this community, for its prayers that God would continue to open doors of divine opportunity, and that we might have the courage to follow Him through the doors that open.
I know that for years many of you have been praying for an open door for the gospel message to be shared with the students, faculty and community of UTSA. We are University after all, and UTSA has grown tremendously in the recent decades. I am excited to announce that in partnership with the Rio Texas Annual Conference we are committing to a ‘proclaim the mystery of Christ’ on UTSA’s campus.
Our own Lo Alaman will be the leader of our college ministries as our Director of Next Generations. Lo will continue to be our primary preacher at Wednesday Night Live worship, and we are very excited that Taylor Mooney is now our Student Ministry Director. They will be supported by Sharla Bell, who moves from our communication team to help design and support discipleship processes for students and college ministries. Albert Aguilar will continue working in Recreational Ministries but will do so going forward as a member of the student team.
These are exciting times. I invite you to continue to pray for God to open doors for the message He has entrusted us to share.