Today my group is meeting at 10 to go to the UIC campus. I have to run to Chick-fil-a to drop off paperwork at 10am so I will be meeting them later at the campus. Ryan and I drop off our paperwork and then he heads to University of Chicago as I go with Jay to UIC. We arrive on campus and go to the food court. I wait there and eat my lunch until my group meets to switch partners. I am paired up with Cheyenne, and we go off to talk to someone. Neither she or I have used Soularium before to initiate a conversation but she was with someone who used them earlier that day, so we decided to give them a try. Soularium is a deck of cards with pictures on them. We give them the cards and ask them questions where they can select pictures that describe their answer to the question. See more about Soularium here.
We got to talk to two people today, the first guy (Saul) was very open to discussing his background and where he came from. He stayed longer than he said he would and we got his contact info so we can follow up with him as the summer goes on. The second conversation we had was a little more challenging. The guy (Joel) was a little more closed off and it was just harder to get him to answer the questions. At the end of both conversations we prayed over them. I really enjoyed the two conversations we had today as Cheyenne was really passionate about sharing with others and I really felt like the conversation flowed well. I am excited to go back to campus tomorrow and hopefully have more opportunities to connect with students. After campus time, we went back to the lofts and I took a little nap before dinner and Action Group (Bible Study). We went to Subway for dinner. We got to know each other a little bit more over dinner before starting our Bible Study. This summer we will be reading and studying over the letter of 1 Peter. I really like the guys in my Action Group and I can’t wait to see how the rest of the summer goes as we study together and challenge each other. After Action Group I went to my room and hung out for a bit before going to the sky deck to play some games and watch the ping pong tournament. I ended up playing a lot of catch phrase and then a game of euchre. I didn’t get back to my room until about 1 am and everyone else was in bed when I walked in. I had a midnight snack and then went to sleep.