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Blake and Katy's journey to reach the students of Dublin. 

Influence

We're excited to share an event that we helped put on this past weekend. Through the last couple of years we've worked with our friend, Peter Rigney, with Alpha Ireland. Through a few conversations we found God leading us to help university students enhance their leadership and influence with their peers.

Influence is a movement that is committed to sharing practical ways to live as a Jesus-follower in today’s university culture. We believe that Christian life is relevant as well as revolutionary. Our desire is to support and connect college students across Ireland as they live like Jesus and communicate His love to others. We are passionate about sharing ideas through free discussion. Influence does not believe in meaningless platitudes or surface-level ideas. We want to equip students to present truth in ways that are logical and reflect the depth of God’s love and power.

Yesterday we launched what we hope is the first of many training events called Influence. We gathered with a handful of student leaders and workers from Limerick, Carlow, and Dublin to train students in connecting their friends to Jesus.

As Students for Christ Ireland, we want to partner and facilitate movements like Influence. Our mission is to equip, empower, and encourage students across Ireland to glorify God on their campuses. Please keep us in prayer as we move forward and go check out our brand new website at www.influenceireland.com!

I have to add that none of this would have been possible without the help of my (Blake's) parents. We had such a great week with them spending time together. It is a testament to their level of support that they spend their final day with us babysitting so Katy and I could both be part of the launch event. Thanks mom and dad!

Thank you for all your prayers and support. We have an amazing team!