December 2021

Hey, everyone! 

I have lots to share. First I want to say thank you for praying and giving to Keep FOCUS Growing. God is so generous to work through people and their self-giving generosity. Here is a graphic of the goal!



Also here is our student testimony update. Stories like hers are why we do things like Keep FOCUS Growing! 


Here are some picture updates of the last month! 

Grant and I dog sat for my sister-in-law. The doggos were a big hit with just about everyone. This is Katherine, getting some good time with Merry the Malamute. 


Arianna and Pippin looking like they tolerate each other and that's just about it 

Becca enjoying giving these pups their early morning belly rubs! 

Keanna and Veronica resting next to the pups. A real Christmas miracle that they were tired! The dogs, not the humans. 

Garrett from Collin FOCUS holding Sarah (UTD FOCUS) and Laurence's (SMU FOCUS) sweet newborn Evelyn. We finally got to meet her and hold her finally! This was taken at our big staff meeting where all the campus teams get together. 
 

The Fortnight Before Christmas Party! We rented the Senior Center and had each of our small groups (cores) compete against each other to win a prize in a fort-night building competition. There was a lot of creativity and so many good themes. There were also some weird themes. One core made a giant foil fork at their theme. 

The manger Fort 
Indoor camping fort 
Shrek's Christmas Swamp

A more aerial view of the Christmas Chaos 

A student totally stoked after winning brownies. We had our students sign up for Winter Camp that night with the incentive to win brownies. The crowd went wild. Side note: please be praying that students would come to winter camp and for protection against serious illness. We very much need Winter Camp after not having it for two years! This year's is gonna be so good! 


Aaron, an alumni of FOCUS and a friend. Here he was ministering to our students on the topic of creativity and expressing how he connects with God through making art. 


Our last musical worship until the new year! Please be praying over these guys and gals as breaks can be hard for students for a multitude of reasons. 



Thank y'all for everything! 

Shayla 






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