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     CMUSA is a nonprofit organization and your gifts may be deductible. Our yearly receipts will be mailed out by the end of January. If you would like a receipt sooner please email cindysmock@aol.com.  To be economical, we only receipt gifts of $200 or more.  If you gave a much appreciated smaller amount and desire a receipt please email me also. We will gladly mail you one.
      Thank you to all who gave to our campus mission in 2012.  You are a vital part of this ministry and we are blessed to have you as partners in the work of the Lord.
       Below is Bro. Jed's Journal the two days that he preached in Georgia before Thanksgiving.  My goal is to get weeks 15 and 16 (Florida campuses) to you before he leaves for Florida State on Jan. 7.  
        May the Lord bless all your endeavors in  the New Year as you seek to serve and glorify the Christ!  Pray for us!
Sis. Cindy and Bro. Jed
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  TOPMY GAME FACE
November 19, 2012, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville
     The campus has less than 7000 students and it has a private liberal arts feel to it, even though it is a public institution.   I especially enjoy these smaller campuses because one can shake the whole campus in a few hours. We are supposed to preach under the flag pole which is some distance from the main paths. One has to be persistent to build a crowd but gradually the students gathered at a distance; however, Raymond DeFabritas quickly had a small group surrounding him. Raymond was in the midst of the battle all afternoon defending holiness and teaching against an innate sinful nature. His wife, Shelia usually had a few students surrounding her. Angela rejoined us today. Sister Cindy went on down to Albany, GA, to help her mother fix Thanksgiving dinner.
Bro. Raymond with the sword in his hand.
     Eventually, the students were up close. Evangelical, sin excusing, love doves surrounded us all afternoon.   They were complaining about our unloving and condemning approach. I was told numerous times that I needed to work on building relationships.  
   Several students asked to pray with me. The prayers were OK, except for one fellow who prayed that the Lord would soften me and give me compassion.   The prayer was contrary to what the Lord spoke to me prophetically decades ago, "As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead:   fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house."-Ez 3:9.
     One evangelical said to me, "You are so fierce."
     He meant it as a criticism but I answered, "I am glad you see that, Jesus said, 'And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.'"-Matt 11:12.
     Another said, "If you had the joy of the Lord you would be smiling now." It is pathetic that Christianity has been reduced to a smiley face.   Jesus said, "Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted." We are repeatedly reminded by Paul and Peter to be sober and vigilant.
     We preached until after 5 PM.
Students listen as Bro. Raymond calls students to repentance.

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PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH
November 20, 2012, Georgia College and State University,
     This was the last day of classes before the holiday. I started preaching before the class break mostly to the air, birds and squirrels. But the breeze and fowl and rodents must have carried my message throughout the campus. Several gathered within 30 minutes. I turned the meeting over to Angela, who is a very good preacher with good stories from her life experience to illustrate Biblical truth. Her voice also carries well. Many more gathered during the class break and by the time she turned the meeting back to me we had about 50 people.  
         Meanwhile, a journalism professor stopped to take pictures and interview Raymond and me; he took notes. At that time few had gathered. He indicated that we could not probably expect too many students since many had already left campus for the holiday.   He said only about half of his students was in his morning class. So we were very happy to gain the attention of our fifty or so. We probably had more in attendance than the professors.
     When I took my turned, the Baptist types were still stirred on our no sin message of yesterday. The vocal ones were all desperately pleading for sin claiming, "We are all sinners. We are only human. Only God is perfect. We are born with a sin nature." All these excuses are based upon the false doctrine of inability. I quoted several Scriptures to refute every excuse. They quoted none. They could not even plead 1 John 1:8. I read and commented on the first ten verses of 1 John 3. No one could refute these verses. One raucous black girl, who was defending sin more zealously than anyone [all in the name of Jesus, of course], laughed with a blasphemer who said something concerning Jesus which I will not repeat since it was so vile.
     The most interesting question was when this same blasphemer ended up asking the most profound question of the last two days, "How can God punish me or hold me accountable for Adam's sin?" He seemed surprised when I answered that a just God could not hold him accountable or anyone else for someone else's sin. I discerned that his question was more for the evangelicals than anyone since they had been defending an inherit sin nature.
     After 2 PM I turned the meeting over to Brother Raymond since his strength is defending holiness and the innocence of newborns. Several came over to talk with me; two of whom liked my ministry.   One said, "You are very good at doing what you do."
     Hannah, an atheist, sat at my feet for close to an hour.   She said her father was a drunkard who beat her when she was only eight years old. She asked God to help her but God was not there. She believed that if there is a God he had forsaken her in her hour of need. Prior, she had told me her favorite book was Job. I answered, "Job felt forsaken of God, but still he did not curse or reject God. Even Jesus in his forlorn condition cried, "My God, my God, why has thou forsaken me?" Hannah seemed moved by some of my answers. A Catholic boy, who liked my ministry, invited her to a Christian supper and service. She responded with interest.
     A girl with whom I had had a confrontation yesterday gave me a "friendship" bracelet which she had weaved. She liked our less confrontational approach today.   Several mentioned that they liked us today better than yesterday. What they do not understand is that after five hours of preaching yesterday we whipped many into submission with the Word. The war like approach of yesterday was necessary to establish the peace of today.
     Brother Raymond said to me, "I lost your crowd!"
     By 3 PM only a few remained and the campus was becoming increasing deserted so we decided to leave. We were happy that we made the three hour round trip drive to Milledgeville.
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Spring Semester 2013     

Tentative schedule for The Campus Ministry USA, Brother Jed, Sister Cindy and Sister Pat:  Northerners are welcome to join us on our southern tour in the winter.

January 7-11, Florida State University

January 14-18, Louisiana State University

January 22-25, Sam Houston State

January 28-Feb 1, Texas A&M

February 4, University of Texas

February 5-7, San Marcos State

February 8, University of Texas

February 11-22, University of Arizona

February 25-March 1, Arizona State University

March 4, U.C. San Diego

March 5-6, San Diego State

March 7, San Marcos State

March 8, UC San Diego

March 11, UC Riverside

March 12, UCLA

March 13-14, Long Beach State

March 15, UCLA

March 18-22, Fresno State 

March 25-29, Texas Tech, Lubbock

April 1-5, University of Oklahoma

April 8-May 3, Missouri campuses

May 6-June 7, Washington and Oregon campuses

 

  jed and cindy


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