Monday, September 9, 2019

Be Present in This Very Moment

My friends! My team!

I hope all is well my friends. In the past month, we have hosted welcome week activities, met hundreds of new students, began our Thursday Night Thunder fellowship meetings, and kicked off an awesome school year!

Towards the end of the spring semester, I got to preach a sermon on Time and How To Be Present In The Moment. So many of us are moving from thing to thing, unable to be present in the current moment that we are in. I think that being present just means being able to say, "This is what is happening around me - and I choose to feel good about that".

What has happened in the past month is something that I have been praying for over the last 3 years. We have a great group of student leaders, are consistently doing outreach on campus, and we are also loving and meeting new students every week! It is so encouraging to know that over the last few years, God has been continuing to open up doors and prepare the way for new students to serve and be loved! If I'm (we) aren't careful, we can easily just move onto the next thing and not be present in this moment to what God is doing.

I hope that you are all encouraged by the pictures below! Thank you for your support and partnership over the years :) I'm honored that I get to call you my team!

I got to visit UTD for their first Friday Night FOCUS of the year, and it was good to see the team I used to serve on!

Our 2019-20 Richland FOCUS Leader Team! So thankful for these folks :) 

Josh Soto is my apprentice this year! He is doing such a great job serving & loving our students. Here he is going over some tips & creative ideas for meeting people during welcome week!

Our first Thursday Night Thunder of the year! So thankful for the students who came and joined us! We have such a great group of students :)
I'm grateful to serve on campus w/ Josh and Sandra! They are awesome at what they do :)

Another picture of our Thursday Night Thunder meeting!
Our Richland/SMU/TWU-Dallas Team!

Sandra was going over some announcements for Thursday Night Thunder! There are so many ways that the students can serve :)

We took a group photo after our Thursday Night Thunder meeting! I seriously was so grateful for all of the students who have been a part of our ministry so far this year. We are only 2 weeks into the school year but I know this is going to be a special year! :) 

Thank you so much for your partnership and support over the years! I am blown away that I get to call you my team and more importantly, my friends!

I look forward to an awesome year having y'all on my team!

Your brother & campus missionary,