This summer Amber and I have the privilege of directing the IT Project – The Traveling Teams summer discipleship program. We will be in Pasadena for June and July with students from all over the US.
When I was a freshman in college I thought there wasn’t much more I needed to learn in life. I had it all figured out. I planned to major in engineering, build things that didn’t collapse, and let the money just roll in. Little did I know, being an engineering student was difficult – I couldn’t imagine what being and actual engineer was like!
It was during that time of trying to figure out in life that someone invited me to join a “summer project” where I would learn more about God, God’s heart for the world, and how I can be involved. I thought that it was a pretty cool idea. Then my friend told me that this whole “summer project” was going to be in Los Angeles and that I would probably meet my wife there (glad I didn’t meet a girl then!) I decided to go to the IT Project!
I showed up for a few wrong reason (and a few right ones) and God used it nonetheless. During The Traveling Team’s seven-week summer project I learned how to study the Bible, grow in my faith and heart for the world. I even learned how to share my faith and engage in conversations with people from every major religion! The IT Project changed my life. Our goal each summer is to give students an education, experience and equipping. We aim to educate them in the biblical, historical, cultural and strategic aspects of missions, to give them face-to-face experiences with the major world religions and equip them in evangelism, discipleship and missions mobilization.
Not only did the IT Project change my life but it continues to change student’s lives every single year. Students just like me decide to go to the IT Project and IT CHANGES EVERYTHING. Just hear what a student from IT Project 2016 said:
“The IT Project has completely changed my future, short and long term. I want to be more intentional during my time left in school, with believers and nonbelievers. I hadn’t considered campus ministry and didn’t think I’d go overseas, but I want to look into both.”
God is moving in the lives of the students who are about to attend the IT Project. We ask that you would “pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers to the harvest” (Matt 9:37-38). Continue reading “The IT Project”