Cesar’s Passion for the Gospelby Nate Beasley on 04/14/2012
Cesar grew up in a family that rarely attended￼ Church. However, his sophomore year of high school a classmate of his befriended him and invited him to go to church with him. Mormon church. So, Cesar went to Church with him for a year, which included going to Mormon “seminary” with him for an hour before school started every day. One day Cesar felt like some of the stuff that he was hearing was pretty weird. So, literally, he looked up churches in his hometown to see if everybody believed those weird things. By God’s grace, Cesar ended up at a Gospel-preaching and Christ-exalting church in his hometown, and felt that that was right. That is where Cesar surrendered his life to Christ. Crazy right? Now, Cesar is a spitfire freshman in the IT/Bromley Community Group, excited about preaching truth and living out the Gospel. He was so passionate to bring the good-news to others at U of I, that he actually took it upon himself to order evangelism tracts one night online. Then, on his own, he went and handed them out around campus. Once I heard that, I decided it was a good time to start training Cesar in evangelism. His passion, love for truth, and pursuit of community has been such a blessing to our new IT/Bromley Community Group. NextSemesterCesarisplanningtohelplauncha new Latino Ministry here at the U of I.
Nate serves on staff with Greenhouse Collegiate Fellowship. His passion is to multiply campus congregations centered on the Gospel, Community, and Mission to reach college students in need of the transforming love of Christ. He currently is gearing up for a new congregation at UIC that he and his wife will start.