Wednesday, December 11, 2019

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year :)

My friends! My team! 

Thank you so much for your support and for your partnership :) I can't believe that 2019 is almost coming to a close. I'm grateful for your friendship and for God's faithfulness. God has been so faithful this semester and we are grateful for the way he has been moving in our ministry. 

Be on the lookout for our FOCUS Christmas Cards coming in in the mail! One thing that God has been teaching me recently has come out the book of John. "By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." (John 13:35). At our end of the year Christmas party, we got to hang out with one another and watch our students share with one another a potluck and share stories from the year. They really do love one another! And that is an answer to prayer! There was a time in our ministry where I was the main person who was keeping all of the students connected to one another. That time has passed! The students love on one another and I can just see God's faithfulness in that!

Thank you for believing in us and walking side-by-side with us on campus. I hope you enjoy the photos and I hope that you're encouraged! Your prayers and financial partnership mean so much to me! 

Our Richland FOCUS apprentice, Josh, doing a great job leading announcements!

Dr. Mary Poplin, of Claremont College came to Pizza Theology at UTD and she did a great job speaking at Pizza Theology: Is Reality Secular? Our students really enjoyed what she had to share throughout the evening.

Our FOCUS apprentice last year, Jesse Bales, got married! He's one of my favorite dudes :) Congrats Jesse! His wedding was kind of a reunion of sorts with all of our Richland FOCUS peoples!

We did an outreach called, "Free Life-Advice" and it went so well! Our students were very engaged with the topic!

Our Thursday Night Thunder group! I love these students :)

Our Richland FOCUS leader team! So grateful for this team :)

Our end-of-the-semester Christmas dinner. It was good and fun to spend time with them! We had a potluck and the students were so eager to hang out with each other and have fun!

With every semester we get to meet new students and spend time with them! Every year we say goodbye to some students and send them off. This year we said goodbye to Evan, Kiden, and Kendall. They are all transferring to different universities and we are going to miss them!

Thanks so much for your support! Please don't hesitate to ask me if you need prayer for anything going on in your life!

Until next time - Your brother and campus missionary,