Hey everyone! 

Here we are again: the end of another month. November means cooler temperatures and that this semester is close to the end. God has been so good as I reflect on this past month. I survived the rain, finished reading the Old Testament, and made some fun memories with my core. What a blessing it is to be at UTD! Thank you for your prayers and support. It means the world to me. 

One of my favorite memories from October is going to the State Fair with my core. We got eight free tickets from my girl Emma's mom. Her mom is a teacher, so that's why we got such a deal. Can you believe the state just hands out free tickets to students? It's amazing. The money we saved from the free ticket was put towards tasty fried food. Our plan was to each get some sort of fried food so everyone could sample. Everyone loved these little doughnut balls filled with Nutella and strawberries. We even went back to buy more before the Fair shut down for the night. Another food worth mentioning was the fried spaghetti. I did not take a photo because it was a marinara mess but it was pretty darn tasty. 
Going to the fair was also cool because some of my girls had never gone. Specifically, one girl is from South Carolina and had been asking about the fair before it started. She had done her research and had a list of what she wanted to see and the foods she wanted to eat. She is the reason I tried fried spaghetti. I enjoyed being able to experience the fair with someone so excited. 

I am able to meet with a few really sweet ladies. I wanted to highlight one of them. Emma has been such a rock in our group from the beginning. She is a transfer student who has been commuting to UTD. She's sporty and always has some sort of cute accessory, but what's really stands out to me is her desire to know God more. We started studying together in late September. We have been going over Jesus and different topics like grace and discipleship. I have enjoyed hearing her work through what it means to follow Jesus. What really got me about her is how she goes back over the verses herself. She is really making the study her own. Be praying she comes to trust Him more and that our friendship grows.

"For we are God's Handiwork created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do" Ephesians 2:10


  1. Hey Emily! Glad to hear what's going on in your ministry. The State Fair is so fun and definitely a good way to expose your new friends to some Texas culture. I'm not sure how I feel about all the fried food though :)

    It sounds like God is doing something neat in Emma's heart. Thanks for sharing about her! Love you Emily!


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