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Hello again! I hope everyone is having a great summer. This blog is going to be short and sweet. I will have many more stories to tell when August is through. 

July was slow but restful. I’ve been adjusting to life in Arlington. After another month there, I can tell you about several fun places to eat and I now can drive myself home without my GPS. We are making progress. 

I just got back from our UTA staff retreat. It was surreal because a year ago I was going on a retreat but as an intern; this year, a full-time staff member. It’s sweet how God works. Thank you so much for making this year possible by supporting me. I am excited for what God will do on campus. 

Be praying over Welcome Week and the incoming students. Pray that we have the energy and strength- Welcome Week is two weeks packed with events on campus. These weeks are important because these interactions can and will turn into friendships. You never know who God will put in your life. It’s fun to think of the sweet ladies I spent time with last year and who I meant during welcome week. Who would’ve thought that a game night could do something for the kingdom? 

I wanted to include this photo because these girls, except for one, were all met at different times throughout Welcome Week. Welcome Week is so big for the ministry you will do during the year. 

Here's a picture of the team I'm on this year! 


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