Here is yet another glowing report that everything is wonderful in UBF.
There are however, a lot less people in the photo. But nevermind about that…just keep focusing on new students, who are so humble and great. Just forget about the nearly 40 members who just left. Don’t bother acknowledging any kind of problem whatsoever. Just put on a happy face and praise God…no need to mention there is one less chapter in the Great Lakes Region. No reason to mention that the newly formed Leadership Council is falling apart.
Why mention those things when there is such a “growing love, spirit of joy, and collaboration among us.” UBF makes me sick and yes this is today’s rant.
We had a wonderful Great Lakes Region meeting in Akron on Saturday, September 24th. The hospitality, Biblical expertise, and wonderful fellowship environments created for us by M. Isaac and Rebekah Kim and Latticia moved everyone’s heart. We had an insightful Bible study together on the shepherd life of Elisha from Lesson 4 of 2 Kings Chapters 6 and 7 led by M. Isaac Kim. Then we proceeded to share our prayer topics and the work of God going on in each of the chapters with members present (Akron, Bowling Green, Toledo, Columbus, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh). The prayer topics for Buffalo, Erie, and Owens, who could not attend this time, were also shared. We all prayed together specifically for each chapter and for Akron and Toledo ministry. Akron UBF prays for harvest workers to join them. We all sensed a growing love, spirit of joy, and collaboration among us. We then enjoyed a most delicious lunch at a local Japanese sushi buffet. As a region, we have the following direction and prayer topics:
(1) Reaching out to college student through Bible study and disciple-making in each chapter
(2) To have the next regional meeting in Columbus sometime in the spring, unless another smaller chapter volunteers to host it
(3) To plan and organize a regional retreat for families and co-workers in the summer of 2012