This TAFES group (name of university and region withheld for security reasons) began in 2015 with only 4 members.
The many restrictions to evangelism or advertising of TAFES or any Christian programs/activites on campus makes several students to fear to associate themselves with TAFES or Christian activities, such as talking about Christ, attending fellowship or TAFES programs such as DTS, GO conference for fear of being chased away from school.
Furthermore, the academic schedule is very tight making fellowship members meet once per week on, that is Friday, and also some lecturers talk against Christianity openly during lectures which makes some Christians to loose hope in Christ or even in studies especially subjects taught by those lecturers.
TAFES members reach out to first years by collecting names and contacts from the notice board and contacting them personally, they share the gospel with them and then invite them to fellowship. Those who have been reached are encouraged to invite friends to fellowship.
Simon (not real name) a bachelor of Arts with Education student had this to say, “generally, it is very hard to be a Christian here but by the grace of God and the prayers of the saints we are able to live and study. We also thank God that our TAFES fellowship is now recognized by the university and our activities are known by the administration, moreover, we have grown from 4 to about 80 members. Kindly continue praying with us so that the Lord may intervene and remove the restrictions that hinder us from worshiping freely”