Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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 share with you all. It has been a pretty relaxed month, but God has continuously shown me his goodness in so many ways. 

Summer FOCUS 

Each Summer, we have all of campuses come together in Richardson at a church on Thursday Nights for a sermon, praise and worship, and then afterwards there is time for fellowship. It is such an exciting time and a highlight of my week for sure! The students of Arlington get to meet new students,  I get to catch up with friends at other campuses, and and then getting to worship together in our larger community that stretches across the DFW metroplex. Here is a video from worship a few weeks ago! 


One of my closest friends Caroline Valnes (now) got married! I met her my freshman year of college through FOCUS. I then had the honor to be one of her bridesmaids, almost 7 years later. 

Summer Orientations

This is one of our future CoreFa's McKendry! 
The students and our staff have been working UTA's transfer, freshman, and veteran orientations as a way to meet incoming students. We have met so many new students. Two girls are already coming to Summer FOCUS! I am so excited to meet even more! 

Arlington Central Church

Bowling Event 

These are just some of the women at ACC and I love all of them! I have been going to this church since moving to Arlington, it is apart of the family of churches that supports FOCUS. 

I have been offered the role of helping develop the children's ministry there and I am SO EXCITED. Those that know me and my background know this is right up my alley. If you could be praying for me as I help to develop the curriculum, and work alongside the parents.  

Fundraising Update 


This upcoming Sunday is our licensing ceremony. It is when our staff recommits to our students and to the church. You are all welcome to attend and hear the commitments we make and celebrate with us following! I attached the graphic with the address and the information, if you are out of state or out of town, but would like to attend it will be streamed starting at 6:00 PM at 

Also we have shirts for sale if anyone is interested in purchasing a FOCUS shirt! I have already ordered a berry, but will probably get both! You could match with me and all our college students. 

Prayer Requests

  • Our students return to school August 22, help pray that their first few weeks are smooth and successful 
  • Our welcome week events are fruitful and we get to have good conversations with students 
  • We have had a harder time booking rooms for TNF this year than normal, please pray we continue to have a good relationship with the campus and that the rooms we need open up! 
  • Pray that as August approaches that our staff can get fully fundraised 

Thursday, July 7, 2022

July Ministry Updates

WOAH! How is it July already? This summer is flying by so quickly! Thank you guys so much for being on my support team and praying for me this summer. Summer is a bit more of a relaxing season. I have been getting to spend some time with my family, reading a new book, and working on my fundraising. I have been so thankful for the much slower pace at the moment. 

Slowing my Pace 

I have been working this summer on trying to have a slower pace, not have to be in control of so many things, and wanting to really have my life reflect who Jesus is in all my interactions. I have been going on many walks with God at this trail near my apartment. I have also been reading this book by John Mark Comer, who is an incredible author. He also wrote Live No Lies which is a great book, I would highly recommend.

Family Time

I was very lucky that I got to go to Montana this month and spend time with my dad! The main purpose was my BROTHER GOT MARRIED! It was such a fun ceremony, and reception. I also got to officiate the wedding which was so crazy to me that he even asked me. I felt so honored and so proud. I am so excited for him! 

Sweet Moments 

This summer I have been able to hang out with some of the girls that are still in town, which is why we have sweet Morgan sitting and trying to balance on my foam roller! 

At my church we celebrated Fathers Day and this is one of the dads! I love this family a lot and I just think this is so sweet 

I have also got to participate in some pre wedding fun with my sweet friend Caroline! She is marrying my friend Stian on July 17th so be praying for their wedding! 

Fundraising Update 

I wanted to thank everyone so much for continuing to partner with me in ministry this upcoming school year. You have been so generous with prayers, sharing posts on Facebook, and reaching out to other people that may be interested in college ministry. I am so grateful for each of you, I wanted to give a fundraising update and ask that you guys be praying for people to catch the vision of college ministry. I am currently looking for 13 more people to partner with me at 100 dollars a month. Anything is helpful whether $5 a month or a one time donation. So if you know if of anyone who may be interested in hearing about what God is doing on the college campuses in Arlington, please send them my way! 

Prayer Requests 

  • Our staff fundraising right now 
  • Our students as they are in different areas
  • The students who we haven't met yet, but we will during welcome week 

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...