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This month, get Hearing God—free!"The best book on divine guidance I have ever read. I recommend it highly." —Richard Fo...
05/15/2020
Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God

This month, get Hearing God—free!

"The best book on divine guidance I have ever read. I recommend it highly." —Richard Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline

https://ebooks.faithlife.com/product/190824/hearing-god-developing-a-conversational-relationship-with-god

"God spoke to me." "The Spirit spoke to my heart." "God revealed the idea to me." Being close to God means communicating with him—telling him what is on our hearts in prayer and hearing and understanding what he is saying to us. It is this second half of our conversation with God that is so import...

04/22/2020
Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, USA

Join us in prayer for our campuses and nation.

Join us in prayer for our families, students, universities, churches, our economy, and for awakening. #ChiAlpha #XAPray #StandInTheGap

03/08/2019

Bless everyone who prays for us!

Please pray as our semester starts -
08/30/2018
Please pray as our semester starts

Please pray as our semester starts -

Over the summer Shane and I were hard seeking God for our next efforts on the campus. We have seen so much success with Freedom Cafe, it is time to take some of what we have learned from it and call christian students to a higher standard. This semester will be a semester of recruitment, discipleshi...

Interesting talk at Skeptic Week today.
04/27/2018

Interesting talk at Skeptic Week today.

Would you take a minute and pray with us forSKEPTICS WEEKan entire week of outreaches at UMASS starting today designed t...
04/23/2018

Would you take a minute and pray with us for

SKEPTICS WEEK
an entire week of outreaches at UMASS starting today designed to ask and answer tough questions about faith. Several Christian groups have teamed up to reach out with 3 events a day and outreach in between.

Below are pics of students worshipping/interceding for the week at a worship/prayer event last night. Also is a a couple pics of us tabling last week, handing out free coffee from our Freedom Cafe. Also is a picture of the individual talks going on.

Pray that many will come with open hearts and minds. Pray for the speakers from RZIM, the tabling, a Veritas forum on Friday, and for God conversation’s to happen throughout the week.

Blessings on all of you that pray and support our work here.

04/05/2018
Freedom Café

Join us for our open mic tonight as we hear some great acts, along with the Route One Ministry of Springfield. They work with trafficked women in local strip clubs.

Our last open mic with Route One.

Midsemester News From Freedom Cafe! -
03/29/2018
News from Freedom Cafe!

Midsemester News From Freedom Cafe! -

After starting a year with two volunteers and to about 30 volunteers now, the Freedom Cafe continues to grow. We served about 1,500 drinks last semester and we did 10 educational events in our community instilling the importance of being aware of the issues at hand and the role our organization play...

We are so thankful for all of you who think, pray, and support our ministry. We hope you all have a wonderful day thanki...
11/23/2017

We are so thankful for all of you who think, pray, and support our ministry. We hope you all have a wonderful day thanking the Lord for what He has done in your life.

Packed house at the open mic last night!Freedom Cafe was educating people about fair trade and human trafficking. Great ...
10/20/2017

Packed house at the open mic last night!Freedom Cafe was educating people about fair trade and human trafficking. Great performances by students both poetry and song. Lots of non-alcoholic drinking to freedom!

It's been a Grand Reopening! Thanks for making it happen!
10/03/2017
It's been a Grand 💥 Reopening!

It's been a Grand Reopening! Thanks for making it happen!

Wow! What a great month at the new Freedom Cafe! If you have not heard, we have re-opened with a bang! This last month we have served around 938 drinks, yealding us a gross income of $3,310.00. If you were with us for our prior September (2015), that's an increase of 34%! 

A great first day at the Freedom Cafe! Some people drive up from Connecticut and Springfield just to be part of the open...
09/05/2017

A great first day at the Freedom Cafe! Some people drive up from Connecticut and Springfield just to be part of the open! :)

This week marks the first week of classes at UMass. Would you take a moment and pray for our staff and students? Pray fo...
09/05/2017

This week marks the first week of classes at UMass. Would you take a moment and pray for our staff and students? Pray for divine appointments as we seek to show the love of Christ and expand the kingdom of God through acts of kindness, social justice, and proclamation. Our worship gathering meets Wednesdays at the new Freedom Cafe. We are believing that God is going to captivate the campus! Thanks to all who pray and invest in this effort!

After a year of negotiations/renovations, we opened our Freedom Cafe this morning!!! Here's a pic of the space!
09/05/2017

After a year of negotiations/renovations, we opened our Freedom Cafe this morning!!! Here's a pic of the space!

01/14/2017
Still filling up at TWMS4...
01/05/2017

Still filling up at TWMS4...

01/05/2017

Day 2! Last night was amazing and the speaker challenged students to live their lives not for their own happiness but for the glory of God. It was standing room only. 6K+

Pray for more.

More to come.

Shane and Dan

01/05/2017

It's starting! World Missions Summit!!! Stay tuned!!!

We are heading to the fourth World Missions Summit! A gathering to challenge students to give a year to missions and con...
01/04/2017
Join us for TWMS4 in Houston, January 4-6, 2017!

We are heading to the fourth World Missions Summit! A gathering to challenge students to give a year to missions and consider a lifetime. Pray for workers to be unleashed including New England!

Around 6,000 are registered!!!!! This will change the world!

Check out www.twms4.com to learn more.

Stay tuned for updates!

Would you pray for our UMass group?
(Shane, Dan, Olivia, Jay, Hannah and Richie)

The World Missions Summit, January 4-6, 2017 in Houston, TX.

Merry Christmas from UMass Chi Alpha and the Amherst Project! Here's a few pics from our Christmas Party and Bright Nigh...
12/25/2016

Merry Christmas from UMass Chi Alpha and the Amherst Project! Here's a few pics from our Christmas Party and Bright Nights excursion.

May your days be merry and bright and may all your Christmas(s) be white!

5th Annual American Picnic was a great success with around 60 in attendance! We didn't get everyone in the pic. We are l...
09/26/2016

5th Annual American Picnic was a great success with around 60 in attendance! We didn't get everyone in the pic. We are looking for more American Friends to friend them all!

Applications at https://podio.com/webforms/8890483/657198
if you are in the area.

Thanks for your prayers and partnership and more pics/stories to come!

Beth and I just arrived in Springfield MO for our Missionary Candidate Orientation. Onward to a full week of interviews,...
09/16/2016

Beth and I just arrived in Springfield MO for our Missionary Candidate Orientation. Onward to a full week of interviews, training, and great fellowship!

09/06/2016

So much going on. Thanks for the prayers. Here's some footage of the big welcome BBQ the university threw yesterday.

Would you take a minute and pray for these new students?

Also tonight is our first worship gathering. Please pray for new students to get involved and for the presence of God to be felt tonight.

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