For a glimpse of what our week was like at Urbana, check out this summary recap video and the photo album I created on facebook. Also, here is a video of us singing "Revelation Song" in multiple languages (I am leading the verses in this song). It was an awesome sound to hear 16,000 voices praising God in all those languages! If you have more time on your hands, here is a complete video of our worship time one of the nights (25 mins. of music).
"This was a very special Urbana. I suspect that twenty years from now, Urbana 12 participants will be spreading the Kingdom of God all over the globe – proclaiming the Good News, healing infirmities, fighting injustice, and discipling new believers."
Many deep commitments were made at Urbana '12:
To serve at least 2 years in missions – 4,224 (2,676 in 2009)
To lead an evangelistic Bible study – 6,434 (5,034 in 2009)
To follow Jesus for the first time or to make a recommitment – 96 & 3,740
In addition, I praise God for the sheer amount of resources mobilized: 32,000 AIDS caregiver kits made, $800,000+ in offerings, and social enterprises launched.
The comments of three exhibitors spoke volumes to me:
“I need to say this: BEST. URBANA. EVER.”
“Quality of students is the highest I’ve ever seen in all the four Urbanas I’ve been to.”
“Our high-quality conversations in this one Urbana surpassed the TOTAL of the previous two Urbanas combined!”