School is out but God is still working!
Hello Everyone! I hope you all are having a restful and fun summer! I've had a couple new people partner with me in ministry support so if you're getting this email for the first time, thank you so much for being a part of my team! I send out blog updates every month or so to give you all updates on the awesome work that is happening in college ministry so that you guys can really be alongside me, praying and rejoicing in what God is doing on our college campuses. It's an amazing partnership and I consider your investment to be just as important as the work I am getting to do on campus. So to my new donors and especially to my existing donors, thank you so much!
As a fundraising update, I am 81% fundraised! Praise God, this is so good! Fundraising can be difficult, but it also is such an awesome way to watch our Father provide in beautiful ways. I'm in the final push to get to my goal and I would love if you could join me in praying for not just me, but our entire FOCUS staff to reach their goals by August 1st!
Even though school is out for the summer, students have been faithful to continue to meet together growing in both their relationship with God and with one another. During a season where the expectation is for college students to be lazy and not do anything, it is so encouraging to see our students excited to make something meaningful out of their summer by growing as disciples for Christ. Here are some of the ways they have been doing just that!
Every Thursday Night we have Summer FOCUS! This is our large group meeting where we spend time worshiping as a collective community and hear a message from one of our campus pastors from across DFW. In keeping with CDC recommendations along with LOTS of prayer and advice, we have been able to have IN PERSON worship and fellowship for our summer FOCUS meetings! We are going through a sermon series this summer that aims to help students grow in their love and affection for Jesus. Everyone who preaches spends time talking about what story from scripture has really built up their love for Jesus. Then, they use a creative expression to bring their story to life. This has ranged from an original song, a clip from Mister Rogers, and a clip from the show The Chosen. The series has been incredible so far and I think our students and staff have already been really blessed by it.