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June 2021 update

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Hey, everyone!  How are y'all doing in this heat? I for one am ambivalent about it. I can tell you all about it if you ask me the next time you see me. Ministry wise, things have mostly returned to normal with FOCUS. We're busy making new ministry partners, preparing, discipling, and meeting together during our Thursday Night Fellowship aka our regularly scheduled programming. Thank God! And thank y'all for praying, it's been so so neat.  Here's our student testimony for the month, Oduwa, a student from UTA!  Some pictures from the last month:  Monday Hang at the park with our students! Movie night with our students: Shrek Dog sitting a very mischievous puppy named Maggie Clarissa, one of our students, Pico, a guy from one of our churches, and our neighbor, Sarah, all recording a song together at my house! This is Emerson, one of many babies I got to see recently!! Tate, a good friend and ministry partner, holding our other good friend's baby, Thea! My cousin on

May 2021

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 Hello, happy summer!  I've got some exciting stuff to share, but first up is Aileen Arias from TWU. I got to know her last year and I'm excited for you to read her story about how she became a Jesus follower through being a part of our ministry.  Some prayer requests before our slideshow:  - Please pray for our Denton staff to get fully fundraised! Including our awesome new apprentices, Steven, Cole, and Becca  - Please pray for renewal in Community Building in Denton - Please pray for God to protect our students, and empower them to be lights wherever they are!  Our first Summer FOCUS!! It was so powerful to get to gather like that again. It was such a great service, people were moved to tears out of joy for Jesus and being together.  Visiting my sweet friend Erika and her silly daughter, Junie!  My copastor Sandra (@Richland college), and I unsuccessfully babysitting our friend's daughter, Eli Team building exercise! We were praying through and thinking through how to pi

April 2021 post

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 Hello, happy April all!  I'm excited to share with you more photos from the last month. But first, here's our student testimony for the month. This one is special because it's from a girl who I studied the bible with 3 years ago! It's so cool to hear her story and get to include it in my blog. Her name is Stephanie :)  Ran into my friend Josh and his super cute baby Ezra making his playful squinched face!  One our of last peer team meetings for the semester. Grant and I were dog sitting Pippin, his sister's beautiful dog! My students loved meeting Pippin and hanging out with him. I think he's a mix between a fox and a polar bear? ;) We talked through a devotional on Acts 2:42-47, and different leadership axioms that hit on humility and our emotions.  Pippin and Clarissa :) Pippin and Orion :) Orion and I talked through how to finish out the year well with her girls. Please pray for her: she is about to do the FOCUS Apprenticeship!  We had an Easter hangout for

March 2021

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Happy Spring, all!  Here are the latest two student testimonies that we have. I hope you read their stories, it's so neat getting to read stories from people from other campuses!  This month, I wanted to do something a little different. I wanted to show you some of the pictures from ministry over the last 6 weeks and just tell you a little bit about what was going on there. Perhaps this can give you the teensiest glimpse into what I get to see and be a part of as a missionary.  Darby and Garett at our staff meeting trying to avoid getting TOO much Vitamin D aka a sunburn  Took this picture of the Denton town square when Grant and I got to meet with our small group for the first time in person all year. The sun was setting and it felt really good outside. We met outdoors in lawn chairs of course.  This is Orion! She is one of our student leaders I get to meet with weekly, I disciple her as she disciples others. Fun fact: she will be a FOCUS apprentice at Collin College next year - t