Monday, December 28, 2009

Urbana 09 Webcast

Check it out here!

Hi from Urbana!

Urbana is underway! Things behind the scenes have been their usual craziness... It's a lot of waiting and hurrying. Last night there was a water main break close to the America's Center which threatened to shut us down. Praise God they have it under control and Urbana can go on!

Last night I worked until midnight finishing the first issue of Urbana Today, our daily newspaper. It was pretty stressful and tiring getting it all done. Please pray as we continue to work on the newspaper - that details will come together, and for grace as we all work together.

(You can view the newspaper here - don't mind the typos/mistakes... we don't have a proofreader!)

Please continue to pray as Urbana continues! I'll try to send another update as time permits.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

hoodie design

i designed this sweatshirt for staff to wear while talking to prospective staff at our exhibit at urbana! (the design was supposed to be higher up on the shoulder area, but the printer messed up.) otherwise, it's kind of cool to see something i made in real life!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cross Training - post-conference report

 In November I volunteered at Cross Training, Wisconsin’s fall conference. The track I helped with was called ‘On Campus On Purpose’ and is geared towards freshmen and students who are new to their faith or new to InterVarsity. There were several teaching sessions focusing on the Lordship of Christ, having daily quiet times,
and sharing your faith. In small groups we shared, prayed and studied Scripture to help the students process. It was exciting to be with young students as they wrestled with what Jesus was calling them to do as Christian students on campus. My small group consisted of 5 UW-Madison AAIV (Asian American InterVarsity) students. This was my first time getting to be with students again since I’ve been at my current job, and I loved it! It made me miss my students at UofM. The two freshmen in my group, Nelson and Betty, committed to having daily quiet times, while a senior named Peter shared that he planned to reach out to an old classmate. Please pray for these students and others at Cross Training who made significant decisions in their relationship with God (there were at least 12 who made first time decisions to follow Jesus!).

My experience at Cross Training was also My small group at Cross Training was fruitful on a personal level. Not only was I challenged in the areas of Lordship, quiet times, and evangelism (no small aspects of following Jesus!), but I was reminded of InterVarsity’s mission to reach students and equip them to be influencers on campus. God is using InterVarsity to changes lives and I am so thankful to get to see it firsthand, as well as work towards this purpose as a graphic designer.

Counting Down to Urbana 09

Urbana 09 is less than a month away! The 2100 department is extremely busy these days! I have completed the Urbana Handbook (praise God!) but am now working on a few more print pieces: the exhibits and seminars guide, which will have listings of which exhibitors (missions organizations and seminaries) will be at
Urbana, and also the schedule of seminars. I’m also working on the worship CD art, which is fun since I get to be a little more creative.

I wish that I could fully convey the scope of Urbana to those of you who haven’t experienced it. This conference is unlike anything else. The energy of 20,000 people who love Jesus gathered in one place is indescribable! It sounds cliché but it really does give you a glimpse of heaven: diverse, worshipful, passionate,
and a real sense that God is present. As you support me through your prayers and gifts, you are supporting a movement that reaches far beyond anything I alone could do. You have a part in something important, global, and eternal! Please continue to pray with me that Urbana 09 will be a catalyst in sending out God’s people to do God’s mission. And pray for me and those with whom I work, as we continue to plan and prepare for this major event. What a privilege and responsibility to work alongside the Lord himself in accomplishing  something so significant for His mission!

P.S. I overheard that approximately 50% of all missionaries in the world were sent out from past Urbana conferences!'s New Look

Several of my colleagues have been working hard on revamping our national website for many months. I think it looks great! Check it out. While you're there, feel free to browse the many resources has to offer.