Monday, August 12, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen...Start Your Engines

As much as it hurts my heart to say this: summer is over.  Well almost over :) some of us are counting the days of relaxation and laziness but if you're a campus pastor a summer that consists of laziness and negligence is very farfetched!

Our last Summer FOCUS was fantastic and it has been so encouraging to serve our students this summer through pastoring them during our worship times and helping with set-up/tear down of equipment.  Richardson East Church Of Christ helped us out tremendously by letting us use their building this summer!

The 2012-13 FOCUS Staff!  It was such a joy to work with such amazing people who are in love with the Lord and are passionate for serving college students :)

A panaorama shot of our 2013-14 UTD Small Group Leader Team.  This was taken at our pre-year leader retreat to prepare our students for the upcoming semester.

In just a few short weeks there will be over 1,000 new freshmen walking onto the campus at UT Dallas and thanks to your support we are going to be some of the first people they see and meet when move-in begins!  I want you all to know just how special you are and how much God has used you to make this dream of mine happen.  I would've never guessed I'd be doing what I am doing now but thanks to your support my dream has become a reality!

Please pray for us as we move into these first few weeks of school.  We are going to be meeting hundreds and hundreds of students during welcome week and we can't afford to be lazy!  Pray that our students would shape the lives of these young adults this year!  

You all mean more to me than you'll ever know!

Your Brother,