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October Update!

  Let’s just say I feel like I blinked and October is here.  As we hit our fifth week of school, students are beginning to have their first round tests. This means there is a certain level of stress people are experiencing. As a ministry, we have been able to fight some of that stress. One way has been praying for their exams. I swear that becomes one of the main prayer requests around this time (and for the rest of the year for that matter). Be praying for our students and their time management. Anyways, we fought the stress in another way: we went on our annual fall camp this past weekend. Playing games, eating chick-fil-a and singing worship does wonders to a stressed out soul.  At our camp, we had a pretty typical structure of lessons and free time. Our sessions focused on our year’s theme based on John 10:10, “ The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full ”. Every year focus staff prays over what we think our stu

September Update!

Hello Again! There is so much to say since my last update. I was standing on the edge of a month full of events like our leadership camp (SICM) and UTA’s welcome weeks and now I’ve lived them. It’s been quite amazing being back on campus experiencing the excitement of new life as people arrive for the year. I can’t believe it’s been two years since I have been on campus for welcome week; a quick refresher: I had covid around this time last year. I am grateful to be a part of welcoming people this year. There have been so many new faces at our events… I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s get into the details of what all I’ve been upto.  After our staff retreat, we had a couple days to wash our clothes and pack up for another trip. This trip was our leadership camp, SICM! Normally, we go to a ministry up in Washington and are taught by some wonderful leaders. This year, we were outside of San Antonio at Camp Eagle and FOCUS put on their own training. The training we do is mostly about how