It’s officially underway…


The school semester has started and the heartbeat of God for this generation is thundering. Illinois Central College, with the main campus located in East Peoria, IL has begun another semester of classes. The different ICC campuses have a student population of 14,000. Day 1 of classes began Mon. Aug. 23rd (also the birthday of my wonderful brother Tommie Ackerman. But that is a different subject all together. He is a 1/4 of a century. Old dude). I was out on campus with a bunch of students from Chi Alpha and we welcomed incoming students to the campus with a free donut (donated by local Dunkin Donuts shops. We were also able to hand out fliers with our meeting times and locations.

As student after student after student walked by, I was just feeling the love of God for this generation. Truly God’s desire is for every heart to know who He is and to encounter His love. There are so many faces, styles, ethnic backgrounds, stories…each student has a different life. Only the Maker knows each heart. Oh that His desire would touch their lives!

Tomorrow will be our first meeting on campus. At noon, students will gather for a Bible study. I will be leading a teaching from 12-12:50 and again from 1-1:50. Pray that the students would meet the Person of Jesus – the living and active Word. On Monday, Aug. 30th, we will be meeting for the first Prayer Room of the semester. There will be two worship and prayer times during the 12-3 Prayer Room each week. The worship teams are student led teams of young adults who love the Lord and want to give Him the glory due His Name. As we pray and worship He will be glorified on campus! Ps. 29:2 “Give unto the Lord the glory due His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.”

Greg and I after an intense wilderness hike šŸ˜‰

In the picture to the left is Greg, an incoming freshman to ICC. He is a man of God who is hungry for deeper things. He will be one of the Worship Leaders in the Prayer Room on campus. Last week, we went on an intense hike through Forest Park Nature center in Peoria with my good friend Nicholas Roth (a.k.a. Rothchild, Rothbomb…or any other great name you choose). It actually was only 1 3/4 of a mile, but we were famished afterwords and enjoyed Little Caesars pizza and a Subway sandwich. We had a great time talking about life and about the Lord. We chatted about the necessity of getting understanding and vision of His great plans for our lives. Pray for Greg that God would mark him with destiny this year and touch him with His love.

Well, for now, I’m signing off. God bless!


One Response to “It’s officially underway…”

  1. 1 katie ackerman

    I love it, Dave! Keep pressing on.

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