Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Chronicles of Narnia Opens Door to Talk about Faith

Mike and Sus Schmitt, who are missionaries through Campus Crusade, are Narnia fans and admit it. Mike and Sus Now they found other fans who are using the pre-press release buzz created by the Dawn Treader movie to host lectures and open the door to talking about Christianity.

At Utah State. Members of Campus Crusade for Christ and Faculty Commons, a ministry to professors, hosted a lecture attracting 220 faculty and students. Dr. Christopher Mitchell of Wheaton College described C.S. Lewis's spiritual journey from an atheist to a Christian. The event receive a such a positive response that atheists and non-Christians students are now talking to Campus Crusade for Christ's staff about the gospel. And forty-five Christian students took copies of C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity asking God for Courage and for opportunities to give the books to their professors.

Like many U.S. campuses today, the British university environment when Lewis was a professor at Oxford, was already skeptical and even scornful about Christianity. In light of this, Lewis influenced his students for Christ, but knew that he could reach more through his writing. The Chronicles of Narnia have never been out of print and are popular worldwide, selling over a million copies per year. And the Narnia movies have exposed millions more to Lewis' work.

The life of C.S. Lewis is just one example of the impact professors can have on society. Mike and Sus are grateful for those who support goldly professors who help to influence young people through their own faith.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Autism in Mexico City

Just in from Patrick Silvis, our faithful brother serving in Mexico City.

Since the new year, Patrick has been working to serve the disabled and hurting.

Regalando Amor "Gifting Love"
Patrick travelled to Toluca to serve kids with cancer by providing them toys. "It was great to see all of the volunteers care so much for the families," said Patrick.

This month they've held three events for children with autism and their parents and teachers. A professor is teaching the parents and other teachers of those with autism. Each child who attended the seminar received a lot of love and a free toy.

"Amor is Love" CD Project
This month God granted Patrick an exciting opportunity to record passages of scripture on CD. The songs are in English and Spanish with a them of love and friendship -- just in time for Valentine's day. The proceeds will benefit Mexican Missionaries.

Two teams are in training to go to Honduras on April 15th through the 26th. They are preparing to face a different culture, food and religion in Honduras. Patrick's church has been fundraising in order to send four people from his church. Donations welcome!

While serving Patrick has entered the first level of basic doctrinal classes and he's joined the worship team.

Patrick still lives with his host family and is saying goodbye to his roomate, Jonathon, who will be moving to a position south of Mexico City. Patrick is very grateful for all of your prayers and support.

To support Patrick through the Latin America Mission (LAM), visit