It’s time for an update. This month is packed with ministry goodness; let’s hop in.
January is all about our annual winter camp and school starting. I thought this month would be a little slow due to school being online for the first three weeks. Thankfully, I was wrong. Many of our students were in town despite the virtual schooling, we have been able to have our meeting in person on campus. This has created energy! With classes being online, our staff decided it would be a great idea to start the semester with an evangelism sermon series. We are wanting our students to grow in seeing their classroom as their mission field. Graham actually got to preach one of the messages! He casted a vision for us having the opportunity to bring little pockets of heaven to our world now. The idea is that we know Jesus and how he brings life. We have been given the same mission to bring life to our spheres. Pray that as classes go back in person our students will be bold!
I found this to be incredibly encouraging as I too am in a class this semester at TCC.
As students, we really have the chance to set a culture of their class by being friendly and welcoming. I have seen this in my own experience in taking classes. I met my dear friend Patty in my class last semester and now she is able to come to our small group. Together we were able to use our inclusive attitude to hang out with people after class. My prayer really is for our students to lean into the unique ministry circumstances they have in college. Pray along with me and let’s see what God will do. Pray we can be lights and faithful to what God has set in front of us.
Here are photos from our winter camp. The two photos I wanted to focus on are the photos from some of our worship sessions. One of the most touching moments of the service was the night we focused on how God’s kingdom is made up of every nation. The worship leader read out of revelations the scene of everyone worshipping God in every tongue. We ended up singing a song in Spanish. It’s called “Toma Tu Lugar” by Maverick City Music. We walked through what the lyrics ment and then sang. There was something so special about singing in a different language. The service ended with us hearing people read a verse in English, Spanish and Mandarin. It touched me because our ministry is made up of so many cultures, languages and backgrounds.
My final update is that I want to personally invite you to our upcoming fundraiser, Spring Showcase. This event is a big deal! We pull out all the stops to make it (hopefully) one of the most entertaining nights one could have. It is not just a talent show, but students in our ministry who are incredibly talented. There will be singing, improv and more. Plus, an art market which is one of my personal favorite parts. Everything raised to help send students to our leadership camp in Bellingham, Washington. I got to go all the way back in 2015. This conference shaped how I viewed my campus and gave me a vision on how to be a missionary to my campus. Here’s the link to see more: anyfocus.org/showcase
Mark your calendar and come join us in Richardson that day!!
Thank you for your support and prayers.