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Resonate missionary James Lee and David on campus at David's university

David felt alone as one of the only Christians on his university campus. You helped connect him with a supportive faith community and equipped him to share the gospel.

David was walking into the cafeteria with one of his friends when something caught his eye—a flyer with the Christian fish symbol that one of your Resonate ministry partners posted.

“Do you recognize this symbol?” the flyer asked.

Raised in the Roman Catholic Church, David recognized the fish symbol immediately. His heart started beating a little faster. “Are there more Christians on campus?” he wondered. He was intrigued, but he wrestled with how his parents might respond if he reached out to the phone number listed on the flyer. David’s family valued Roman Catholic traditions, and it was clear to him that these Christians were evangelical.

David stands next to a bulletin board full of flyers including a flyer with a Christian fish symbol

One of the Few Christians on Campus

In the halls of David’s university in Queretaro, Mexico, it’s unusual for a student to know what the fish symbol represents. Out of 10,000 students, only 100 students are Christian—and pastors and missionaries aren’t allowed on campus.

That’s why your Resonate missionary James Lee works with COMPA, a campus ministry that equips students to be missionaries at their schools. James and his colleagues need to get creative to reach Christian students on campus to share the gospel, disciple them, and equip them to be the hands and feet of Christ.

One day, when there wasn’t a security guard watching the university’s entrance, your missionary, some colleagues, and two students were able to post a few flyers with the Christian fish symbol.

David thought he might forget about the flyer and move on, but he couldn’t get the fish symbol out of his mind. After a couple weeks, he finally broached the subject with his parents.

David stands with his friends from COMPA

Connecting with a Community

To David’s surprise, his parents encouraged him to reach out to the number listed—they were a little nervous, but they wanted him to have a group of people to study the Bible with. When David texted the number, someone replied and shared all about the faith community at COMPA. 

Your missionary James and some of his colleagues met David at a coffee shop near campus and invited him to participate in a weekly Bible study. David eagerly agreed—this was a rare opportunity for him that you helped to provide!

“Connecting with other people who are also followers of Christ makes me feel very good,” said David. “It makes me feel like I belong to something. . . . I have a family I didn’t even know was my family.”

Resonate missionary James Lee and David walking on campus with backpacks

Sent Back to Campus

David doesn’t feel so alone anymore on his campus. He said it feels like your missionary James Lee truly cares about him and wants to share God’s love. Through Bible studies and James’s mentorship, David is also discovering God’s purpose for his life. You’re helping to encourage and equip him to share his faith.

“We train students through God’s Word so that they understand God has a divine purpose for their lives. At the same time they’re studying, they can share the gospel with other students who are not believers,” said James.

Thank you for sending James to Mexico to disciple university students like David! Your heart for young leaders is making a big difference!

“I think God wants me to discover more. . . . I hope to know everything God wants for me,” David said. “I see myself as a leader like Pastor James with the intention and objective of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.”