Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Final Stretch of the Fall Semester

My friends!

Happy (late)Halloween!

Thank you all so much for your support and for believing in our mission to make disciples on God's college campuses. God has been so faithful in the lives of these students and the heart behind what they are doing is so empowering and encouraging to me. 

Our Richland FOCUS ministry has had a great group of students attending our weekly core bible studies. This year we have 5 cores (2 men's and 3 women's) and each one has had a lively bunch of students. They are engaged with each other and committed to growing in God's word. I've had the opportunity to visit a few of the cores and I can tell you that they're all doing such a great job!

We put on our first Richland FOCUS Halloween party and it was a blast! Our students LOVE to hang out with each other. Seriously, I think they're professional hang-out'ers (is that a thing?). They enjoyed one another's friendship for the evening and then went to IHOP to eat a late dinner. I remember 3 years ago that I prayed for God to help us build a community where the students are friends with each other and truly love one another. I'm so encouraged to see that God has answered that prayer!

I hope that the pictures below encourage you and remind you of the work that God is doing on his college campuses! Thank you so much for your support!

From left to right: Joey, me Casey, and Ben. I get to meet up with Joey & Casey every week to discuss how their core is going and help them lead their Sunday night core! They are doing such a great job this year!

Our Men's Wednesday 1:30pm core! They really love each other and are building a great community of men on campus!

Our Richland FOCUS Halloween Party! It was so fun!

Another shot of our Richland FOCUS Halloween party!

Our Richland FOCUS ministry! I love this group of people so much :)

Our UTD Friday Night FOCUS gathering(s)! The students here deeply love one another!

We played a group game called, "Murder in the Dark" and our students absolutely loved it! They laughed so much and had so much fun.

Another shot of our Wednesday 1:30pm core group! They love each other so much :)

God has been so faithful with bringing students to our group that are passionate about him and are committed to seeing his kingdom grow on campus. Please be praying for our student leaders and that they would find balance. Many of our student leaders are 1st year leaders and are struggling with balancing their many obligations and responsibilities. We are moving closer to winter-break and I think that'll be a good rest time for our students. Be praying that they'd finish the semester well!

Thank you again for your support! I'm honored to have you all on my team and I'm blown away that I get to you call you all my friends :) Please don't hesitate to let me know if there's anything that you need prayer for!

Your brother & campus missionary,