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August 2023: Is Bucee Going to FOCUS?

Greetings from Buc-ee's
Above is a photo from Buc-ee's on the fourth of July. We got to met the celebrity beaver while visiting my family. For any of my out of state friends, Buc-ee's is a huge gas station and this beaver is their face and mascot. I just had to get a photo of these two with him. 

Here's a photo from our church's dog event. The guy above's name is Mauricio. The dog he is holding is his. We had a good laugh that his beloved dog was a pampered shih Tzu. He and Graham have become great friends over the year. He will be leading in the fall. Pray for our men's side of the ministry. What happens every four years or so is that many of our people graduate. We are coming into this year with fewer men leaders. Pray for them to have courage and boldness to reach out on campus to their classmates, friends and whoever. I'm hopeful with guys like Mauricio that we will meet the people God wants us to this year. 

Ministry-wise, we have begun the preparations of events coming up in August. Pray for supernatural strength and energy as we prepare for those long days. Texas has been hot... very hot this summer. One of the events I'm excited for is called "Olympics for Everybody". We are going to host, with the help of my church, a big event were people will play different games and win prizes. We will have athletic events like jumping, accuracy while also having funny games like balancing and arm wrestling. The goal is to create an memorable event for incoming freshman to make memories and have a great time. If the games sound vague, it's because my role was getting freebees for prizes. I am a pro these days at getting free stuff. A local Raising Cane's is bringing lemonade, tea AND gift baskets. I'm amazing at God's kindness with how generous this Cane's is. 

Here's me and my dear friend Jessica. Jessica and I have known each other since 2018... back when I started my FOCUS apprenticeship. She is now a graduate from UTD. She has been coming to visit during our summer service. This girl did not know Jesus when she came to college. She is faithfully following Him today. She makes Him known in her workplace. 

Join me in praying for students like Jessica. Pray we can partner with God and connect with students who don't know Him. Pray we can work alongside God in the cosmic work He does of changing lives. I pray trajectories of lives are changed because people are bold for Jesus.   
Here's a throwback of us! 
Thank you for your support of ministry. Thank you for partnering with me! 

If you want to watch something cool, here it is. We had some students and staff get together to preform a gospel choir at our service. God's church is diverse and we are blessed when people share how they grew up worshiping. Praise God! 


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