I hope that all is well with you. I can't believe that it's already December! Wow, 2017 flew by quickly and there are so many stories of God's faithfulness to show for it. I am blown away by how consistent and powerful he is in moving through the lives of our students. I hope that this Christmas holiday we are all reminded at how 2017 was a year where God was present; through the highs and lows & the ups and downs.
I am continually challenged by the idea that God came down to earth and became flesh. The story of Jesus' birth, how he came down from his heavenly home to us, encourages me in our mission to reach college students. No matter where we are or where we're going, we are sent to bring light wherever we go. Thank you for your support and being alongside me as we reach students for the gospel.
This semester was a tough one for me at times. Thank you for your prayers and encouraging text messages regarding my ACL reconstruction surgery. The recovery is going well and I am officially off of crutches! My leg is still very weak but I am able to be weight-bearing and it is getting better every day. The injury was a bit of a setback, but I was able to see how many people (a lot of them, students) came through and supported me in my time of need.
I hope that the pictures below encourage you and give you a glimpse into how God was faithful this past November! (pictures below)
|Our last Richland FOCUS of the school year. We had lunch together and shared with each other how we saw Jesus working in the live(s) of one another. It was very touching!|
|Another picture of our Christmas party performances! It was such a great experience & opportunity!|
|Our FOCUS Christmas Party! The student-led small groups prepared performances and they were so good!|
|This is a picture of our Pizza Theology event we had on "The Sermon on the Mount". We had Dr. Watson from Criswell College come and share with our students. He did such a great job and our students absolutely loved it!|
|Our Dallas (UTD, Richland, SMU, and TWU Dallas) FOCUS team. I love working with this team!|
|Our last Richland FOCUS of the school year!|
|Another shot of our pizza theology event. We had so many students attend and show such a deep interest in scripture and getting to know the heart of God.|
I hope that your fall semester has been restful and full of reminders of God's faithfulness. I'm blown away that I get to serve on God's college campuses with you all as my team!
Your brother & campus missionary,