In the summer between his junior and senior year at Kansas State University (KSU), Josiah decided that he should live in the dorm for his senior year. The previous year he spent time discipling Aaron, a freshman who faithfully came to his Bible study. As Josiah thought about how to follow Jesus and reflect the commitment that Jesus and the disciples had to life together, living on the same floor in the dorm with Aaron made sense—even though most seniors don’t choose to live in the dorm!
This year, the Navigators Collegiate ministry at KSU has been studying Acts. Josiah has noticed how the early church was devoted to prayer, and he is seeking to increase that devotion in his own life. Josiah shares, “If I truly believe that God is a good Father, I will come to Him in prayer and put my faith fully in Him. As I reflected on what I wanted to pass on in my spiritual DNA, it came down to prayer, meditating on God’s Word, and obedience. Now, as I am living in the dorm, I am asking God to use me and prepare the harvest.”
When Josiah was a freshman, he had an upperclassman investing in him as a disciple, now he is investing in Aaron and others. He reflects on the importance of this season of life, “The college years are often a time when people consider who they want to be and what kind of values they live for. When I was a freshman, I had to decide if I wanted to make my faith my own. I saw people with a true passion for Jesus and decided that was the kind of relationship I wanted with God. Now I get to pass that on to others—to multiply my faith.”