Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thankful For Parents!

This past Saturday night we had a very special night for our parents of the students in our ministry.  This was very encouraging for all of us to see and be a part of.  Too often in campus ministry we received a flood of new freshman students who are eager to learn, participate, and serve.  As a ministry we spend time with these students, invest in them, study the bible with them, and very scarily at times attribute their growth to our own efforts!  How sad for us to forget the brave men and women who helped raise these young adults for the first 18 years of their lives!

Landscape view of our UTD Parent Night!

This was a very encouraging night to be a part of and I want you all to know that none of it would be possible without your support this year.  Campus ministry is dependent on the vision of supporters like you who believe in the mission!

In these next few months please pray that God would provide me with direction and wisdom as I move into the remaining months of this internship.  I struggle at times with making big life decisions and this can be a troubling time for me.  Despite this, I look back on the last six years of my life and I am blown away at how God has provided for me when I just stay faithful to him!

Thank you all for being a part of this special year with me.  Love you all!

Your campus missionary,


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Winter Camp And More :)

Good Afternoon!

Hey friends, this year has gotten off to a crazy start.  First off, we kicked off our campus ministry year with our annual winter camp (see photos below).  This year we had over 400 students show up and participate in one of our most impacting weekends of the year.  I really wish every one of you could have been there to see it.  

I had the opportunity to help lead worship this weekend at camp - here is a view from the stage.
 Geoff Mumley, a campus pastor from Bellingham, Washington came down to speak to us on "The Kingdom of God".  He did such a great a job discussing elements of God's kingdom that we see in our everyday life but often neglect.  He said, "Without a proper relationship with God, we lose our peace." That statement was very moving to me and I hope it ministers to you as well.

View from the back - thanks to your support we brought over 400 students to our annual winter camp!
You are the reason we were able to pull this weekend off - thanks to your support and prayers winter camp was a huge success and God moved mightily throughout the weekend.  I cannot thank God enough for you and your commitment to being a part of what he is doing on his campuses here in the Dallas metroplex.  Please be in prayer for us as we move into our last few months of the semester.  This is a time when students begin thinking critically about their role in our ministry and big life decisions are going to be made - please be in prayer that Jesus will be made Lord in the lives of our students!

Thank you again and I wish you were all here to see up front what your support has done this year :) You all are GREAT! 

- Your campus missionary,