"Do you have salvation yourself?"
Preparing for life in the field
Lashall McClain walked into the room “looking for a fight.” After several days at New Years Conference 2011, she felt isolated, angry and alone.
“Two girls were talking and I butted into their conversation,” Lashall shared. “It was like the room went silent. One of them was a senior leader and she finally said, ‘Lala, I’m not trying to find a fight with you. You might know all of the answers, you might know the Bible, but salvation is through the Son alone. Do you have salvation yourself?’ She dropped the mic on me.”
Learning to lead, walking in faith
Laura Power spent several years in Kenya after graduating college. Her commitment to the Lord was firm, but Laura wasn’t equipped for the culture shock she experienced. “I honestly believe that if my team had attended a Campus Outreach Pre-Deployment training, our years in Kenya would have looked drastically different.”
He was "the king of the party animals"
Through life-on-life discipleship, Tamera learned how to study God’s word and teach others to follow Jesus. Now she’s making disciples for Christ on campus.
First generation leaders expand CO in Southern Africa
While still in high school, and with very little knowledge of God, Will Brennan prayed for a friend who was in trouble. God did answer Will’s prayer, and his friend did get help, but, other than occasionally praying, little in Will’s life changed. It wasn’t until he attended a CO Bible study that Will’s life really started to change…
Collaboration produces Multiplication
Today, Jeff Viljoen serves as the regional director of CO Gauteng (formerly CO Johannesburg), where he oversees two South African campuses, a recently launched expansion to Lusaka (Africa) and an upcoming expansion to Bloemfontein. Jeff is the first South African director of the region and represents CO’s first generation of South African leaders.
Grace in tragedy: Prayer for Christchurch
In 2002, collaboration between two U.S. CO franchises produced the first Campus Outreach initiative in South Africa. Today, CO Gautang (South Africa) is thriving and God is using several CO graduates to grow the ministry. Check out the video to learn more about how God is working in Southern Africa and beyond.
A new beginning for NFL Player Demario Davis
What happens after death? How could someone be so evil?
Christchurch college students are asking these questions after a mass shooting rocked the peaceful community of Christchurch, New Zealand. Join us in praying …
Using the few to impact many
Criminal charges threatened to destroy Demario Davis' future. But even the risk of losing his college scholarship didn’t stop Demario from making damaging choices.Through God’s grace and a persistent CO chaplain, he found unexpected freedom and a new life in Christ.
Derrell Mims will never be the same
On a roster of 99 football players, three Christian athletes seemed insignificant. Berry College’s 2014 team was a stereotypical blend of students who were more concerned with playing-time than eternity. But God had bigger plans for Berry’s football program.
"I emptied my bank account..."
Berry College Football Player Derrell Mims watched several teammates come to Christ. He noticed their commitment, freedom, joy and purpose. After hearing the gospel from CO staff and teammates, Derrell committed his life and future to Christ.
New Years Conference Recap
Just over a year ago, Trevian Smith* walked into New Year’s Conference 2017 with serious spiritual doubts. But days later, he left with the assurance of salvation in Christ.
CO Events make worldwide impact
As Campus Outreach continues to grow, we want to thank you for your generosity. Your gifts make a daily impact and New Year's Conference 2018 was no exception.
From Buddhism to Christianity
This week, more than 4,000 students are worshipping at New Years Conferences across the U.S. while hundreds of students worldwide receive gospel-centered training through Leadership Projects.
“This can’t be true, it’s too simple," was Nai Sathonrat's reaction to CO staff when they shared the gospel during his freshman year.