I just read a great article about Chi Alpha nationwide
. It’s full of encouraging testimonies — including stories from several of my friends.
There’s one story I remember from my undergrad days:
Ministry real estate can be scarce on a secular campus. When Treuil came to Lafayette, Chi Alpha had no facilities.
“I inherited a two-drawer file cabinet,” he says.
Today, the Lafayette chapter owns property estimated at $1 million and completely paid for.
A local businessman paid the rent on a house for about 5 years. A non-Christian group was poised to buy the house in 1993 when the landlord offered to sell the property to Chi Alpha. The catch — Treuil had to raise $90,000 in 90 days.
“We didn’t have the money, but we took a step of faith,” he says.
In 90 days God provided more than $90,000 in cash from individual offerings. Pastors opened their pulpits to Treuil. One man donated a Rolex watch. A woman gave Treuil eel-skin purses to sell. About 600 people contributed.
It was pretty amazing to watch God provide like that — and now the ministry there owns not only the original property, but almost an entire block across the street from campus that they use for ministry. God is doing stuff like that through Chi Alpha ministries on 250 campuses! Read the full article.born divx