Tuesday, September 2, 2014

All The Cool Things

Hi friends,

I just wanted to fill you in on all the awesome things that have been happening lately.  The past two weeks we had welcome week for Texas Woman's University, and this was our first fall with student leaders on the TWU campus! We became an official student organization last spring, so this fall we hit the ground running. The fall semester is a crucial time to reach out to students,  so this was particularly exciting.  We were all pretty unsure on how many students would want to be in a core there.  We had so many girls respond that we had to make another core time, though!  I really just can't wait to see what God has in store for that campus.

The first picture is of myself and two TWU women leaders, Ann Haven and Andrea Navarro.  The second picture is of all the interns this year.  Kaitlyn Wests parents invited us over for a cookout, and we had an awesome time just getting to know each other better.  The new interns spent the first two weeks of the month spending our days up at the church reading the Old Testament from 9 am until 5:30 am.  It was great getting to spend time with each other, but we didn't get a whole lot of opportunities to talk or get to know each other.  It was really nice just being able to spend time with the people I feel like I'm going to grow most with this year.  

Another really awesome thing I want to share is corefa retreat.  We had all our leaders get together, so we could encourage one another and talk about the year.  Focus started off as this really small thing on one campus, and this weekend we had over 100 corefas from 6 different campus' there! Gosh, God can do some awesome things. I got to have a pretty cool conversation with one of the leaders about how God got us to where we are now.  He said that a few years ago he would have never imagined being a leader in this student ministry, but God gave him the right challenges necessary to lead him down this path.  That conversation really made me look back at my life and consider how God lead me to him.  I would really encourage you to think back on your life and see God's handiwork on how he's gotten you from point A to point B.

The picture below was taken by one of the student leaders, Charles Guo, of the leader retreat.

I hope you were encouraged by some of the things shared.  God is doing some really awesome work, and I feel so blessed to be a small instrument in it.  Thank you for your support and for allowing me the privilege to have this job,