Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sirak's February 2017 Update!

My friends! My family!

I can't believe we're here already in March! It feels like it was only yesterday that we were celebrating the new year together. Even though we have about two months left of school in the semester, our students are still going strong, building lasting friendships, and keeping the mission of our savior, Jesus, alive. I am so thankful to serve alongside these students who are committing their semesters to loving and discipling their fellow students.

Thank you for your support and partnership! Just as I am thankful for all of the students that God has provided for our ministry to lead and serve, I am also forever grateful for you and your partnership. I am now going into my fifth year of campus ministry and I couldn't ask for a better team of partners to walk alongside me on campus to serve our students! Thank you!

Each year, during the month of May, we send a group of students who have shown leadership potential to SICM (Student Institute of Campus Ministry) and it's there that they receive training on how to make disciples, how to mentor their fellow students, and how to be missionaries on their college campuses! We have selected three students at Richland college: Josh, Joseph, and Jackson. Please pray that they would be well-prepared and equipped to experience and retain what God teaches them during that week!

I hope that these pictures below encourage you and remind you of how faithful God is when we submit to his good and perfect will:

Next week and throughout the month of March, we will be doing outreach on campus. Be praying for us as we meet the students on our campuses!

Our Richland FOCUS men's bible study!

(from left to right): Yohan, Joseph, myself (Sirak), and Josh. These have been a few of the students involved in our ministry at Richland. 

This is a panoramic picture of the room we meet in on Friday Nights at UTD for our large-group fellowship. Thank you so much for your partnership! Every week our students gather for worship, fellowship and building community at UT Dallas!

Brandon preaching out of 2 Peter last week at our Friday Night FOCUS meeting! 
Peter Ueng, one of our UTD Campus Pastors, speaking at Pizza Theology. This year we spoke about race and our students were deeply engaged in discussion about such a polarizing topic to many!

Picture of the group that gathered to attend pizza theology this year. Our group of students are so eager to learn and are excited about building lifelong friendships here, in the community! I love getting to serve alongside them :)

Our February 2017 FOCUS Student Testimony!

Please be praying that we finish up the school year strong with our students and that we do not grow weary in doing good. There is still a lot of work to be done on our campuses and it can be tempting for our students to 'give up' and long for their summer vacation, however, we know that the gospel calls us to always be looking for where God wants to involve us!

Thank you so much for your support! Your belief in our mission and partnership has taken me further and deeper into the mystery of God's plan for his campuses than I could have ever imagined. I am blown away to call you my partners and am even more joyful to call you my friends.

Your Campus Missionary,