John 15 says we accomplish nothing when we are not connected to the “Vine” Jesus, so each morning we take time to spend one on one time with God in Bible reading and prayer, journaling what we learn. Then we come together for 15-20 minutes before breakfast to share how God spoke to us that morning. Some AU students have joined us for the sharing time as well. It makes us think of the early days of the church recorded in Acts, when believers got together and shared spontaneously.
Carlos, the caretaker of the Friends Church (who is also the head elder of the SDA church) told me that the Quaker pastor says she is very impressed by the spiritual life of our young people. They have hosted 70 groups in this church, but have never seen a group of young people who get up and read their Bibles every morning! Without my students being aware of it, she took pictures of them during their quiet time. As Carlos said, “There is more than one way to preach.”