June


Well my friends, my apprenticeship with Focus is over and I have now officially transitioned onto our senior staff. These past ten months have been such a rollercoaster of God teaching me how good he really is, and how he answers prayer. Thank you so much for supporting me, our ministry, and for being a part of it. I am so excited for this new year of getting to do college ministry. Please continue to pray that God will provide richly for our staff's fundraising, and for summer to be a refreshing, renewing time for our students.

This month's student testimony makes my heart melt because I got to know Michelle personally this past semester. She was a part of the core I co-led, she is responding so boldly to Jesus, and is passionate about college ministry. I even got to share a room with her at SICM in Bellingham, WA! She is such a good friend, and a truly answered prayer to our Preston Ridge campus. Below is her
testimony:




Me, Caroline, Karen Verburg (the best host mom ever1), Kellie, and Michelle! We had such a fun little family for the week at SICM. It was such a blessing getting to live with the Verbergs. They also had the cutest cat named Splash, and they even invited us over to be a part of their adult small group. It was such a sweet special time and I am so thankful for them


The main thing I want to talk about is SICM! Four years ago, as a student in our ministry at UNT, I was invited to learn more about how to do campus ministry. This year was the first time I had been back, and it was so encouraging to get to accompany all of our Collin students on this trip, and see them really learning about God's plan for our campuses. It was so refreshing for me to go through that   process of rediscovery as I sat through the classes and took notes this time. It was like God was giving me a big reassuring hug that I can be a missionary to my campus.

Here are some pictures from SICM!
Collin College FOCUS representing at Peace Arch Park AKA the Washington/Canadian border. This is only part of our Collin Crew. Such a great, fun group!
Pedro and I catching up on sleep on our way home to DFW

Sandra, Ryan, Pedro, and myself at Camp Firwood! This is where we held our SICM "graduation" ceremony. Everyone  played together, prayed together, and celebrated what God is doing on our campuses together here. 


Thank you guys so much for supporting me, and for supporting our ministry! Please let me know how I can be praying in your life!

love you guys, 

Shayla

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