Belo Horizonte, Brazil is the location of this year’s 8 week Cross Cultural Project. Nine students from the Minneapolis area will be partnering with a local church in the city as well as the Campus Outreach staff team on the campus of UFMG. They will primarily be meeting and working with students who are in the ESEC part of campus (science and engineering).
The goal is to engage the students at the university and build long term relationships that are infused with the gospel. Students on the CCP trip will spend several hours a day on the campus meeting and building relationships with students. They will also take part in several big events and retreats that aim to share about the person of Jesus Christ with participating Brazilian students.
The team has been growing through faithfulness in support raising, learning to embrace a culture that is different from their own, and through being dependent on the Lord. We are excited to grow as a team in learning what it looks like to share Jesus in another context and see more of Him as we are in a position where we won’t be comfortable. The idea of leaving in a couple of days is intimidating, but not as much as the potential sweetness of what the Lord may do through and in these students as they take a leap of faith to Belo Horizonte.
Sing to the LORD, all the earth! tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
1 Chronicles 16:23-24
Nate & Elli Van Zee
Campus Outreach Minneapolis
Northwestern Campus Staff & CCP Project Directors