This Week’s University Mission at UF Follows Powerful Open Forum

Posted by Bethan Mingle on February 14, 2018
Topic: Blog

The University of Florida is one of the largest single-campus universities in the US, home to 50,000 students and over 150 research centers and institutes. This semester the UF campus has also played host to RZIM for an open forum with Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale in January and our University Mission effort taking place this week.

Please join us in praying for our team members who are midweek through the UF university mission engaging with students through lunchtime talks, interactive Q&As, and evening gatherings. Topics range from “Is Science the Enemy of Faith?” and “Can the Bible be Trusted?” to “Is God Sexist?” and “Hungry for Love?” Michael Suderman, Michelle Tepper, Shawn Hart, Tracy Trinita, Vince Vitale, Daniel Rangel, Logan Gates, and OCCA Fellows Kasey Leander and Matthew Mittelberg are all a part of the week’s events, alongside other alumni from the OCCA and RZIM’s Emerging Apologists Program.

During mission weeks, we see students who have never known God’s love come into a relationship with Him,” says Shawn Hart, Assistant Director of the Zacharias Institute. “Students often join us in the beginning of the week resistant to the gospel, but by the end of the week, they have given their lives to Christ.”


This university mission week follows closely behind a powerful open forum with Ravi and Vince at the University of Florida’s Exactech Arena in the O’Connell Center on January 25. Around 7200 attended the open forum and thousands globally viewed the live stream; watch an update from Ravi and Vince in the video below. We’re excited to see the continued impact of this event and ask for your prayers for our team on the ground this week.

Thank you for your prayers and support. Without you, we could not do what we do.

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