It was such a pleasure to interview last week with a young woman who grew up right here in Albuquerque, New Mexico!  Mackenzie (“Kenzie”) Meyer played flute in her middle school and high school bands, and attended a church where this writer continues to play on the worship team to this day!  I am so proud that she has made the choice and answered the call to serve Jesus in a more formal and impactful manner with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (“ICF”)!

ICF’s national website may be viewed HERE.

Kenzie Schenk (now Kenzie Meyer) married Ken Meyer in May 2022 and they both serve in leadership with ICF.  They currently serve students at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.  In fact, Kenzie just graduated with her undergraduate degree this month!

Photograph: Via and with permission of Mackenzie Meyer.

Montana State University’s local ICF website may be viewed HERE.

In speaking with Kenzie, she explained that ICF is an “interdenominational” organization which exists to help raise up young adults in college to love and serve Jesus.  She said that she and her husband desire to see every corner of every campus reached for Christ, in part, by establishing groups where they can witness the love of Christ and reach those students who might not otherwise show up to church on Sunday.  In fact, they not only desire renewal for Montana State University’s students, but also for its faculty!

It’s always important to verify the essential beliefs (or doctrine) of any Christian ministry with which we are involved.  I’m pleased to report that ICF, in summary, believes in the Trinity of God, the absolute authority of the scriptures (bible), the value and dignity of all persons – as we are all made in the image and likeness of God, that Jesus is our Savior and we come to the Father only through Him, the importance of unity for believers worldwide (thus the organization being “interdenominational”), and the victorious reign and future personal return of Jesus Christ to the earth to judge all with justice and mercy, offering the believer eternal life.

ICF’s official statement of belief may be viewed HERE.

During our conversation, Kenzie talked about the weekly bible study (small group) she formed this spring.  A good testimony (solid fruit!) is that one of the group’s students accepted Jesus as Lord!  In the photograph below, Zoe (back row, far left) was saved and is getting baptized this week.  She and another person in the photograph, Lexi (back row, far right), will both be joining the Meyers’ leadership team next year.  A more complete overview of the Meyers’ ministry goals is found in their 2023 ICF ministry handout – Meyer Ministry Handout 2023 (ICF).

Photograph: Courtesy of Mackenzie Meyer.

I thank God for young persons, like the Meyers, who love the Lord with all their hearts and have a burning desire to share the good news of Jesus Christ, and to engage actively in missions for the glory of God!

If you will, let’s pray!  Father, in the name of Jesus, we thank You for Your goodness and ask for Your protection and blessing upon the Meyers, and all of the young adults worldwide – who through ICF are boldly putting their faith into action and demonstrating the love of Christ.  Thank You that the lost will be saved, the sick will be healed, and that the Meyers’ faith will serve as an example to others of the true righteousness, peace and joy which comes only through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen!

Matthew 28:16-20 (ESV)

The Great Commission

“Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.  And when they saw [H]im they worshiped [H]im, but some doubted.  And Jesus came and said to them, ‘[a]ll authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore[,] and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.'”

Praise Jesus forevermore!

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