Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Year Has Begun-August is here

Hi all,

I just wanted to start by saying I'm so glad you are reading this.  That means that you have chosen to support me in some way during this year, and I don't take that blessing lightly.  You are making this internship possible through your generous contributions of money, time, and prayer, and I am incredibly grateful for you.  Thank you!

Well I think I want to start off with telling you about staff retreat.  All of our staff went up to Sulphur, Oklahoma on Sunday and stayed in a cabin there until Tuesday.  It was an amazing experience.  I think it helped kick off the year in such a positive way.  I was a little nervous going on the retreat because there was a lot of staff I didn't know.  I felt so welcome, though, and I felt like I really got to grow more comfortable and connect with more of the people I would be working with this upcoming year.  It was also great just being able to come together as a staff and pray over all the campus', and discuss our vision for them this year; even though we are on different schools, it is still amazing to me that we can be so unified with this central cause of ministry.  During the retreat I found out I'll be working on the TWU campus as a core facilitator. I'm very excited to now be working on the TWU campus.  I think it is going to be very different from being at UTD, but I think that is also a good thing in some ways.

I also wanted to let you know that I've officially moved the Denton.  The move went really well, and I've really enjoyed my new roommates thus far.  I'd like to ask that you pray for this transition, though.  Being in a new city still seems very daunting, and I have new roommates who I don't know super well.  Pray that I can handle that transition gracefully and be a good roommate.  

Again, I just want to thank you for your support, and I hope this blog can be an encouragement to you.