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Hello, July! 

I want to start off just sharing some praises! God has been incredibly kind (again). Graham and I have both hit our fundraising goals. Thank you how generous you have been. Thank you for believing in campus ministry. Thank you for seeing value in people like me getting to be available on campus to minister and share the good news. You are an important and integral part of this mission. I hope you feel just as blessed as I do.

June was restful. Graham, Waldo and I got to go to Hot Springs. 

Work-wise, we have already begun planning for welcome week in August. Welcome week is one of the most important rhythms of the year. Freshman and international student alike flood the campus looking to make memories and friends. This where my prayer warriors come in. Please be praying for the students we will be meeting. Pray that our leader team will have the boldness to invite people to our ministry. A little refresh about our ministry is that our student leaders actually go out and invite their core members. While, we do use sign ups to place people in cores, our hope is that our leaders become missionaries to the campus through their intentional invitations into ministry. They are reminded to cast their nets wide because you never know who will say yes! 

This, of course, brings to mind what we read in the gospels. While Jesus may have not been sending them out to minister during a glow night or a carnival campus event, we see that the disciples were commissioned to make Jesus known. Mark 6:7-12 comes to mind: 

And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by twoand gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff, no breadno bagno money in their belts but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics. And he said to themWhenever you enter a housestay there until you depart from there. And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to youwhen you leaveshake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. 

My hope is that many come to know and trust Jesus this year. Pray for our students as they consider being leaders this next year. Pray that we steward well what God has given us. 

Here's a group of ladies in Arlington meeting up weekly to study 1 and 2 Timothy. 

A glimpse from my view on our summer fellowship time. Students from across the metroplex come to worship! (I was working slides). 

This photo is of an awesome goofy guy from UNT. He is actually one of the first students from TCC to transfer and join a larger FOCUS. Seeing him involved reminds me of why we planted at TCC in the first place. We want to build a bridge between the community college and 4-year universities. We want our students to be able to feel at home at their new campuses because they already know people! Yay God!


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