At the beginning of the semester some of our students promoted at Welcome Party on campus with FREE FOOD! We asked people to RSVP but didn’t hear back… until a few days before the event. The RSVP’s started pouring in and we had a huge turnout. It was great to see the old students welcome and connect with the new ones. It was a great start to an amazing semester. We really enjoy being on a campus that contains so many students from all over the world.
welcome party from Katie Bartlett on Vimeo.
Our University Mission with Watermark Church has adopted a new name. To some of you it may not mean much and to others it has many emotions and stories and experiences attached to it: the name?
It’s our heart and desire that all students we come in contact with will have a true ENCOUNTER with God- whether it’s at the English Cafe´ or community group, an on-campus fellowship time or just living life together over a meal or hiking. God is all and in all things and everyone should have a chance to encounter Him in a real way.
Some of you may know the story of this name: There was a gathering on the campus of Auburn University called Encounter that started with a handful of students passionate about Jesus and grew to a movement of students who love Him and have served Him all over the world! There were many holy and life changing moments during Encounter including the one that brought me (Katie) to Hong Kong, and Maik to join our team. It’s our joy to continue in a new way: the heartbeat is the same and the story is not over. IWe are humbled to be living out this new chapter– being a small part of encouraging this generation towards Jesus.
This is only the beginning. We have a few new things starting in the Encounter ministry where we would really use your help. Please join us in praying for the people who will join our upcoming activities this semester:
On Campus WELCOME party Sept 7
Encounter Cafe (with language exchange and Business/Career prep and mentoring) every Sunday afternoon
ICF (International Christian Fellowship) every Wednesday lunch
Small groups every Thursday night
Creative worship nights one Sunday a month
We will give more details as these things happen- thanks for taking the time to read and pray!