Reaching out

Reaching out

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang

Those two words jumped in my heart and somehow I knew that that was the answer I was looking for.

The Christian Fellowship (CF) at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, had had a rough semester. Members were struggling to get things off the ground and reach out to their friends on campus in a relevant way. Joyce, then president, realised that they had to start seeking God for direction - and little did she know that God would answer her prayer in a big way.

"God answered my prayer in three ways. It was first during a sermon at church when the pastor mentioned the words 'reach out'. Those two words jumped in my heart and somehow I knew that that was the answer I was looking for.

"Soon after, my friend at CF also mentioned the words 'reach out' and said that we should consider doing that in the next semester. 

"We then got a text from Alpha Malaysia asking us to go along for an Alpha introductory talk - that was the final confirmation we needed. The CF is now outward-looking instead of inward-looking!" she said. 

Since starting Alpha in her uni, Joyce has seen consistent participation from non-believing friends — all of whom are still attending various CF events even after Alpha has finished running!

"My friends keep asking more and more questions — they want to find out more about Jesus!" 

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