Because God called us to move to Florida when Campus Crusade for Christ moved, we were interested in some facts about Florida that we read yesterday.
By 2011, Florida is expected to be the third largest state. Over 1,000 people per day move to Florida. 20,000 foreign-born refugees and immigrants move to Florida each year, more than any other state. Already they number 4.5 million foreign-born here out of a state population of 18 million. The students in the Miami-Dade area speak 167 languages!
Surprisingly, 12.6 million, or 70% of the people living here. do not have a relationship with Christ! This was an eye-opener since we thought we had moved to the Bible belt! Maybe we did sixteen years ago, but Florida is changing.
Thank you for praying for us as we meet people and share our faith with them.
We know God had good reasons for moving Campus Crusade for Christ world headquarters from California to Florida in 1991. We knew at the time that headquarters moved that a lot of tourists came to Florida, but now people have been moving here to stay. We can reach a lot of the world just by being here!