Thursday, March 31, 2022

March Ministry Updates

 Hi friends so excited to update you with what happened this month! Hope you guys are enjoying the nicer weather and are getting excited for summer. Comment down below what you love the most about summer! I am excited to tell you about the many fun and amazing things that God was able to do with our ministry. I am also so thankful for all of you reading these updates and praying for these students. 


Outreach at Tarrant County College 

We were able to do an outreach event at TCC this semester, and it was called "Bad Tattoos". It was so fun and it was based on us using water and those fun press on tattoos. We were able to talk and meet with many different people on campus, and one girl came to our core after the event. In the red sweatshirt is Jacob from core who is helping lead the outreach event. 

Sweet Spring Memories with Fun Friends 


Here is us in Bonham visiting 
Emily's grandmother 
We had some girls over for a movie night
and it was so sweet getting to hang out and socialize! 

My peer team went to visit my peer 
team leaders grandmother and 
it was so sweet! 
A sweet friend from my core 
a few years ago got married!

Exciting News 

I am so excited to also update you guys that I have accepted another 1 year commitment with FOCUS. I will be staying at UTA and working primarily at helping to plant our TCC ministries. I am so so excited and can't wait to see what the Lord does on those campuses, and as I get to continue meeting with the students I am already building relationships with. I would also love to ask if you could prayerfully consider partnering with me for another year whether at the same amount, or consider increasing. I will also be contacting you all in the future to talk to you more about this exciting opportunity. 

Prayers

  • Could you be praying for students as they enter into the last few weeks of school? 
  • Then also for fundraising for SICM as our students are working to raise support 
  • Praying for our student leaders to finish well in the semester 
  • Then also could be praying for our TCC core to stay connected and build friendships over the rest of the semester and summer.






Tuesday, March 1, 2022

February Ministry Updates

Hi friends and family! I can't believe it has already been a month, these 28 days flew by so so fast! I am so grateful for you guys and the work you do, so that I can go out and be on the college campus. I am praying for you all and hope life is treating you well. This month was filled with so many fun events, I can't wait to share them with you. 

Colder Days

At the beginning and the end of the month we had a couple snowy and icy days. I am super grateful I get to live with two of the other apprentices and a student. Then in our apartment complex two other pastors who are married live here so we spent part of our day fellowshipping and sledding. Then we got to take the time to do virtual ministry and do homework for class. My CORE met online, as well as our TCC service. 


Virtual Core on our Icy Day
All of us that live in the same apartment
complex on our snow day 
 

Showcase


Our ministry hosts an annual fundraiser to help raise money for our students going to Student Institute of Campus Ministry (SICM). It is filled with performances from FOCUS Alumni, and current students. This year like all the other years was so fun and showcased some of the many talented people in our community. We had a woman who dressed up like Dolly Parton and performed 9-5, a Guns n Roses tribute to open, and then an amazing Beyonce cover! All of this along with selling art and concessions goes to help raise money for our students. If you are interested in watching the show still and were not able to, you can go to this link below, and watch for free! I would also like to encourage if you feel moved to make a donation to our SICM funds for our students, but 0 pressure. Our ministry is already so grateful for the many ways you already give! 
Myself and some of my
close friends at showcase 

Final Performance from Showcase




Classes 

I have begun this semester our New Testament Foundations class. It is so exciting! Last semester we read through the entirety of the Old Testament, and we now are reading through the New Testament. One thing that is so unique about this semester is that the theological professor who we listen to lectures of from the seminary college in Canada called Regent. He is zooming in with us for an hour long Q and A every week. This is an incredible opportunity! We get to ask him any questions we have about scripture and theology, it is such a valuable resource. I feel so so lucky that he wants to spend that time with us. 
Our zoom with Professor Rikk Watts top right corner
New Testament Foundations 



Student Spotlight



Prayer Requests 

  • Please let us all be praying for Ukraine that the people are protected, peace, and order are brought into this situation. 
  • Please be praying for my TCC core and that they grow and meet more people 
  • Please be praying for our UTA students to develop a lifestyle of evangelism 
  • Spring Break is coming up, could you be praying for safe travels, health for our students, and that they find rest 



August Ministry Updates

 Hi friends and family, I am so excited to be writing this months update. I have so many new and fun updates and some prayer requests to sha...