I can't believe 2016 is finally here! 2015 brought about new friendships and opportunities to share Jesus' love on his college campuses. I thank you for being a part of the process alongside us as we made and matured disciples in 2015 - I am so excited to continually see what God has planned for us in 2016 :)
Please be praying for us as we wait to hear back from Richland College on requested funds for our winter camp. Every year we come together as FOCUS campuses and celebrate what God has been doing with all of our students across the metroplex. The cost of this camp is $150.00 per student (Jan. 15th - 18th) and we requested financial aid & vans from the college. Please pray that our request would fall into the hands of the right people so that we can invite as many students as possible!
Thank you so much for being a part of this vision for God's message to reach college students all across the metroplex. I think that God has HUGE plans for 2016 and is calling us to do what he does: remain faithful. In Galatians 6:9 it says, "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." For some people, the beginning of the year warrants moments and opportunities for discovering the hidden message and meaning that will unlock what will make this year 'special' - for us, as disciples, we know that Jesus calls us into faithful service and obedience :) I pray that for many of you, this year will be no different than previous years and that you all will remain just as faithful as you have always been.
Enjoy the pictures below! I got to help lead a mission trip in New Orleans with some of our FOCUS students and have a few pictures from that trip!
|One of our Richland FOCUS students, Henry, and I enjoying some coffee before he heads to class! Henry has been such a consistent part of our group and is a positive energy everywhere he goes.|
|I had the opportunity to help with filming/editing our "Its Worth It" videos. It was a great experience and helped get the message out about our Keep FOCUS Growing initiative!|
|I got to help lead a mission trip down in New Orleans. This is a photo of our team of students having a group discussion/devotional time before we left for the day.|
|There was a lot of materials and equipment to pick up and haul to prepare for the Christmas party we were putting on for the kids in New Orleans!|
|Part 1 of our Christmas party for the kids of Holleygrove.|
|All the kids & family out for our Christmas party!|
|My cousin and I. She is in kindergarten and I am so encouraged by my aunt (her mother) knowing that when Sophie (my cousin) goes to college there is a vision for there to be a campus ministry greeting her on move-in day!|
I hope that these pictures encourage you and remind you of the fruit that comes through your commitment and faithfulness. It's all for Jesus and done through the power of the Holy Spirit. I love you all and can't wait to tell you all next month all that God is doing!