This is our monthly "Praises and Prayers" update page. You may subscribe to our ACT Inc Praises and Prayers email list by contacting us. Also, please feel free to join us for our weekly "Prayer Walk" around campus during the Fall and Spring semesters when the University of Toledo is in session.

August 2018 - Praises & Prayer Requests

Praises at ACT UT

As our summer session ends, the Fall Term at the University of Toledo is about to begin!

Praise God for the summer worship times we have experienced at the ACT UT Campus House this summer. We had enough students and friends join us to fill the “blue room” for worship on Wednesdays. What a blessing!

Praise God for filling our house with residents! We have three students staying at the campus house for the year. 

Praise God for a wonderful weekend trip to Cleveland! We met with students from the Cleveland area, attended church and had a special fellowship dinner. It was a wonderful time to make connections and catch up with so many of our students who live in the Cleveland area.

Praise God for 45 Years of Ministry! Active Christians Today will celebrate our 45th Anniversary this November 9 and 10. We hope you plan to be a part of celebrating what God has done and continues to do through the ministry of ACT!

Prayer Requests at ACT UT 

The University of Toledo has made some major changes to policies and how student organizations on campus are governed. Please pray for our student leaders who are responsible to implement and update the changes to reflect the requirements. This is a lot of work and requires an attention to detail!

Pray for our leaders as we prepare to welcome new students to campus and to the ministry of Active Christians Today.

Pray for opportunities to share the message of the Gospel with students on campus. We pray for salvation among the students, teachers, leaders, professors and administrators!

We praise God for those who support Active Christians Today and our ministry on the campus mission field. We truly need your prayers at this time as we get set for the 45th anniversary of serving God through ACT! Thank you for your prayers and financial support.

July 2018 - Praises & Prayer Requests

Praises at ACT UT

We have hit the mid-point of summer already! Praise God for this season of refreshing and the opportunity to take time in prayer to discern God’s will for ACT this Fall.

We thank God for our group of leaders and students who have returned safely from West Virginia after participating in their annual mission trip.

Praise God for the number of students involved in our Wednesday night worship time. We have had quite a response on Wednesdays with our worship team rehearsing and special worship times.

Praise God for the time we have had to fellowship together with our students on Friday nights as a part of our weekly “Friday Night Thing.” If you haven’t participated, feel free to join us out at the Weaver Ranch on Fridays! Check our calendar for the schedule.

Prayer Requests at ACT UT 

Pray that God works in our Student Leadership Team as they prepare and plan for the Fall Term. It will be here so soon!

A group of students and leaders will be traveling to Cleveland for a “Church Visit” to spend some time with our supporters, alumni and past leaders of Active Christians Today. Pray for them as they travel and as we begin what we are hoping will be an annual gathering of our “Clevelanders.”

God continues to do great things through Active Christians Today and we have our supporters to thank for the opportunity to do many of the things we do in the name of Christ. Thank you for the many cards, letters, emails, comments on social media and notes of support we have received. This ministry is stronger because of you!

June 2018 - Praises & Prayer Requests

Praises at ACT UT

We have a number of praises to offer as the calendar moves us in to summer.

We are excited to announce that we have two students living in the ACT UT Campus House this summer. This is a big help as our students do so much to keep the lawn mowed, the property looking nice and the house occupied.

We praise God for the huge number of students our ACT’ers reached through our semi-annual doughnut giveaway. At the end of each term we give away several dozen doughnuts at the Carlson Library during exam week. The reactions are priceless and open up doors to conversations among the students. We love that opportunity!

Praise God for our worship team. They have chosen to continue rehearsing on Wednesday nights through the summer. We have also planned several Summer Worship Nights at the campus house. God is doing a great thing!

Prayer Requests at ACT UT 

Pray for our students who are now home with their families. After a year of school, things can be quite different when students arrive home. Pray that they are able to negotiate the new reality with a spirit of love and compassion.

Pray for our Friday night gatherings that they would be a time of fellowship and connection through the summer.

Pray for those students heading to the mission field in our annual mission trip to “Brothers’ Keeper” in West Virginia at the end of the month. Pray that they are able to make a difference in many lives through the love of Christ!

The ministry of Active Christians Today doesn’t stop during the summer. We continue to look for opportunities to share the love of Christ and that can’t happen without the support of so many! Thank you for all you do in both prayer and financial support to keep the ministry of ACT UT active and alive!

May 2018 - Praises & Prayer Requests

Praises at ACT UT

We give God the glory for all He has done through Active Christians Today and the lives of our students this year! It seems unbelievable that we are now in the midst of final exams for the Spring Term and summer break is only a week away.

We praise God for how many students completed in our 21 Day Bible Challenge and have continued the habit of daily Bible reading.

We praise God for the number of students who participated in our fasting and prayer marathon April 12 and 13. We heard some amazing stories of what God did in hte lives of our students during this time!

We praise God for the number of students who will stay on campus this summer! As we get set for our summer schedule, we will be adding Wednesday worship nights along with our yearly Friday nights out at the Weaver Ranch.

Prayer Requests at ACT UT 

Pray that the habits our students began through our 21 Day Bible Challenge and our prayer and fasting marathon will become a daily part of the life of our students.

Undergird our Student Leadership Team in prayer as they plan for our Fall Term activities and spiritual growth events. We don’t want the momentum that has started this year to dwindle away!

Pray for the students at the University of Toledo, the teachers, professors, administrators and leaders. It is sometimes easy to forget what a tough job they have. Some may be on a well-deserved break right now but they must always be on our minds as we know what kind of influence they have on our students.

We want to say a special thank you and lift praises to God for all of our many supporting individuals, families and churches. Ministry happens because of your support. You make the difference for all of us through your prayers and financial gifts. We can’t say thank you enough for your support!

April 2018 - Praises & Prayer Requests

Praises at ACT UT

It seems like March went by so quickly and the end of the semester is already almost upon us! We praise God for all we have seen Him do in the lives of our students over this year!

We thank God for the great group of students participating in the 21 Day Bible Reading Challenge. They are participating in the “Rooted in the Gospel” or “21 Days of Prayer.” 

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend visiting one of our students at Indiana University in Bloomington. Our devotion times throughout the weekend were entirely led by our students. It was truly a blessing to hear how God is working in each of their lives.

Praise God for a big check we get to send to Caleb as a result of the Coin Wars Challenge. We hope this helps as he continues to return to full strength.

We thank God for a great St. Patrick’s Paddy Party that we shared in with our sisters and brothers at Bowling Green State University. We reached out to students with rides for those leaving the bars and green pancakes at the ACT BG Campus House!

Prayer Requests at ACT UT 

As our students look toward the conclusion of the semester, we pray that the things they have learned through ACT this year take root and they are able to apply them as they head in separate directions this summer.

Pray for those students in Bowling Green who may have been touched by the outreach work of the St. Patrick’s Day Paddy Party.

We ask that God change the lives of our students participating in the 21 Day Bible Reading Challenge that they would make daily immersion in the Word of God a habit!

Pray for Caleb to continue to grow strong as he recovers from lymphoma!

And we pray for our supports both in prayer and financially for all you do to make the ministry of Active Christians Today possible. THANK YOU! 

March 2018 - Praises & Prayer Requests

Praises at ACT UT

Praise God for the huge group of students who joined with us for our Football Sunday party. This was a combination of Bowling Green and Toledo students who all enjoyed hearing the testimonies of many of the players playing in the big game!

Praise God for our new worship space in the basement. What will eventually be called “The Refuge” debuted and things are so much brighter and welcoming in our newly remodeled basement.

Praise God for all of the giving to our Coin Wars fundraiser for Caleb in his battle against cancer. 

We are blessed to have a great group of students who lead worship at Delta Church of Christ each month.

Praise God for a big group joining in our 21 day Bible Reading Challenge. We can’t wait to see what God will do in the lives of our students.

We thank God for moving amongst our students during the Winter Retreat at Mohican State Park. We were blown away by the changes we saw among the students who attended.

Prayer Requests at ACT UT 

Pray that our students continue to reach out to their friends on campus. We have had the blessing of many new students showing up as a result of the outreach of those already a part of ACT.

Pray that the techniques and skills learned during the Ohio Ministries’ Winter Retreat take hold in the lives of the students who attended.

Pray that the habits begun during our 21 day Bible Reading Challenge move from a temporary event to a permanet life change.

We continue to pray for our supporters who always undergird this ministry with prayer. We can feel God moving and we know that you are all a part of the mission field on campus!

February 2018 - Praises & Prayer Requests

Praises at ACT UT

Praise God for a new challenge! Each spring we feature a “Coin Wars” challenge to help raise funds to support a worth cause or worthy person. Our leadership team has decided to support Caleb in his fight against lymphoma. All funds raised will benefit Caleb and his financial needs during this time.

Praise God for a new Bible Study and worship focuses. We are studying the book of James Wednesdays and the subject of prayer (appropriate!) during our Sunday night Worship Encounter.

Praise God for the unexpected gift of a weekend away. Our students volunteered to babysit for our staff so they could leave for a weekend. The kids stayed at the campus house for the weekend while the staff enjoyed some time together in Chicago. We are so blessed!

Prayer Requests at ACT UT 

It is time for Winter Retreat this month! Please be in prayer for our students who will be participating that God will work in their lives.

Prayers requested for the many students who face the grind of the Spring Semester. It is a dark and grey time of year which for many makes it even harder to keep focused in the midst of studies.

Pray for what we expect to be a big crowd at the campus house for our Football Sunday party on February 4, 2018. It is exciting to see God work through an event that brings together so many each year. We will be playing testimonies from some of the players who are actually participating in the big game! It is fantastic to see players stay focused on their faith with the platform they have in athletics.

We thank you so much for your support of Active Christians Today. None of this could happen without the wonderful prayers and financial gifts from so many. You make such a difference in the lives of college students and we appreciate it!

January 2018 - Praises & Prayer Requests

Praises at ACT UT

Praise God for some big changes happening at the campus house! We are dramatically updating the basement for the Spring Semester.

Praise God for the growth we have seen among our students. We have seen some amazing things happen and we know that God is the reason!

Praise God for the joy our students find gathering with the BG students. The groups have a real comradery and joy in community. 

Prayer Requests at ACT UT 

Pray that the Christmas break does not lessen the zeal of our students and the growth we have seen in them.

Pray that God uses the changes at the campus house to provide a welcome home for more students in the coming year.

Pray that God recharges and re-energizes our students as they get set to do God’s work this Spring!

We pray for our supporters who make all the difference in the ministry of Active Christians Today at the University of Toledo. We pray that the sacrifice they make through prayer and their financial gifts results in the blessings of God raining down on us! Thank you!