I literally can't believe that we're half way through July already. It seems like this summer has flown by. That's both exciting and nerve racking. It's exciting because that means we're a little bit closer to starting another school year of campus ministry, but it's also nerve racking because it means our fundraising season is almost over. Our staff and new apprentices have less than one month to finish raising our support for the next year of campus missions. Will you stop and pray right now that God would provide richly for every person He has called to this mission?
Currently I have $400 left in order to be fully fundraised and set to begin a new season of ministry. God has been really good this fundraising summer, and he's provided so richly. I feel pretty confident that I'll get there, but I could really appreciate prayers.
There are a few more ways you could help as well:
1) If you are currently a monthly partner, help me reach this goal by recruiting one friend or family member to join our mission by matching your monthly gift?
2) If you are not currently a financial partner, consider joining my support team with a monthly or special gift. Signing on is easy! Go to anyfocus.org and click on “Donate”. Or you can touch base with me directly to see what this might look like for you.
You guys have been some really faithful partners, and I really appreciate all the prayers and support I've received from you guys! I'd also like to share a story from one of our students on the UTA campus. I hope it encourages you as much as it encouraged me. God is just so good, and he's doing some really cool work on these campuses!
Brooklyn Turner's Story
Social Work Major
"I grew up with a single mom and was privileged to grow up in a Christian household. Leaving for school was a big step for me, and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Coming into college I felt I had two options: I could go off, explore the party scene, and be rebellious in way that I never really have, or I could pursue my faith. During welcome week I met some of the student leaders in FOCUS; they really seemed to be interested in my life and pursued my friendship in a way that I wasn’t used to. I took that as my sign. Since then, my corefas and the other leaders in FOCUS have taught me, and displayed what living life with Jesus as a disciple looks like. Prior to college I was a Christian, but I wouldn’t say I was a disciple. Studying FOJ challenged me in that aspect. I have come to know how freeing it is to give my life completely over to God and let him set my priorities. Most of my favorite memories from my freshman year have centered around, or at least involved, the friends I have made in FOCUS. I have made deep, meaningful, Christ‐centered relationships that I wouldn’t have found, or known how to find without community. FOCUS has loved me in a way that I haven’t experienced outside of my family, and as an orientation leader, I want all of my freshman orientees to have that as well."