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Sept 2021 update

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Hey, everyone. I'm excited to tell you what we've been up to since my last blog via pictures of course!  Here's our student testimony from Kailey, a UNT gal! I've gotten to know her a bit and she's so sweet and kind to others. Here's her story:  Our most recent Denton Fellowship Night! It's so cool to see all these people every week! My friend Hannah who I studied scripture with this last year. She's a Junior at UNT! We went to Altitude Trampoline park. I am sweaty.  Baby Jude at our staff meeting! This is Ryan's (our team lead) baby. He's so cute!  Giant Beach Ball game with our students, and it was awesome! Grant and I went skating, it was awesome  Jaden (freshman at UNT), my Godson learning to juggle when we went to TWU bloc party!  Steven Lo leading the pack with games in the dorms, several of these people came to FOCUS! Corefas playing a get to know you game! 

August 2021 update

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 Hey, all!  This is a quick turnaround on the blog, but it is brief and encouraging. First, our August student update. Read here:  Update + Prayer Requests:  Recently, we got back from staff retreat. It was a great time to bond, worship, develop new relationships, and recenter spiritually. We recognized that the Lord gave us a lot especially during the initial phase of the pandemic, and that much will be expected of us to serve and reach people going into this next year. Even though our presence was sort of muted, we still were able to reach a good number of people last year. So many students are hungry for social interaction after a year like last year, and desperate for life-giving friendships. That's how Jesus changed me, through life-giving friendships whose source of life was Jesus! So please pray for us over the next few weeks as we continue to prepare by going to SICM (a time for our student leaders to learn how to be intentional disciples on the college campuses - close to

July 2021 update

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 Hey, everybody!  As we're nearing to the school year and with the Delta variant on the rise, please join me in prayer for our campuses, our cities, and pray for protection and wisdom. Also- please pray for us to reach potentially a lot more people this year, a lot of more students will be on campus this year. Thank you!  Here is our student testimony for the month: Laura from SMU! I've been lucky enough to meet her, she's such a neat girl who has a heart for people. Take a peek:  As always, here are some snapshots from the last month:  Monday Hang with some students!  Corn Dog stand with Hanna and Claudia from church Roommate reunion - I was roommates with all these girls in college. We met through FOCUS and we've stayed friends for a long time. They're also ministry partners!  Veronica, one of our student leaders and all-round great gal! We went for a walk and talk and the sunset was putting on a show!  A picture of my husband Grant walking through a park in TN on

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