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March update!

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Hi friends and family! Happy Easter! I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating the resurrection of our gracious savior with your families! Thank you for your generosity toward me! Corefa leader team! This is our corefa team this year which are our small group leaders. For many of these students it is their first ever year to lead a small group, and like I said in last month's blog, it can be a challenging yet so rewarding position. I have been so proud of this year's team. There has been a new refreshing excitement from them about getting to lead students onto God's agenda! They are so initiative in several ways. When it comes to outreach, we have students who will pray over people as a group each week during their free time. Others have hosted lots of events at their ministry houses to further create a warm community environment to spur on deeper friendships. It's very evident that God is moving in big ways in Denton, and I can clearly see that this year largely bec

February update!

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                       Hi friends and family! I hope you are all doing well and felt loved this past valentine's day!                         Your support towards me shows me God's love through you, and I'm very thankful for you!  Valentine's core! I told our girls to dress in pink for small group that day, and we had valentines themed snacks, and played Family Feud:Valentine's Day Edition, it was lots of fun! Our core topic for the night was "Perfect love casts out all fear" because this was the sermon series at our large group gathering that we have been going through this month. We focused on the story of  Daniel 3 with Shadrack, Messchak, and Abendigo. We asked questions such as: " How did they get to that place of response?" and " What would it look like for you to trust God in the face of your fears?". We ended with having them re-write Psalms 3 in their own words based on whatever fears they are currently undergoing in their own

January update!

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                                                                                             Happy New Year Friends and family!   I hope you all had time to reflect over all that God did in your life last year and get to look forward to what the Lord has in store for you this new year! I know that I did and all of it was thanks to your support throughout all of last semester, and into this new semester. I'm always so deeply thankful!                                                                                                    New Year's Eve Worship night!                                                                                         The first photo is of a few of our apprentices that came to our New Years party put on by some of our students at the Collin College campus! It was so encouraging to go into the new year with fellowship, and games with the students from several of our different campuses in the DFW area, as well as spend a lot of time in worship, script

December update!

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                                                                                                                      Merry Christmas friends and family! I hope you all have a wonderful time with your loved ones! The greatest gift I'll receive this year is the support of you all in allowing me to do ministry! Thank you abundantly!                                                                           Christmas with the Apprentice team!                                                                                                                               `.                  This was taken at our Staff Christmas party. It was such a sweet time with one another before we all parted for the break. It has been so special to have this team to walk with throughout the apprenticeship. As I've said before, we have monthly sabbath dinners to be intentional with one another outside of the work setting. It has really bonded us together, and each one I'm so thankful to know and

November update!

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Hi Friends and family! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I can't help but to be incredibly thankful to each of you and your generosity toward me that allows me to share all that God is doing with the FOCUS ministry!  Weekend Adventures! One of the first weekends in November, Jenna (in red in the center here) who is the one I lead small group with invited myself along with some of her close friends and two of our small group members to her hometown in Celina, TX. We got to meet her parents who were so hospitable to us, (we got to Jennas house at nearly midnight after going to the SMU and UNT football game, and her mom had pizzas and snacks out waiting for us which was just incredibly kind especially at such a late hour!) We got to meet Jenna's new family puppy, and the next day Jenna took us to explore the downtown area. We ended the afternoon at a veteran’s event they were having at their local barbecue spot, where some of them participated in the corn hole contest, and

October update!

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 Happy Halloween friends and family! October was packed, but I think it's been my favorite month so far!   Thank you for your continued generous support that allows me to share all that God is doing each month!                                                                                                                                                                            Fall Retreat             Let's start with Fall Retreat! Every year our ministry has two main retreats, one in the Fall and one in the Winter. This year was probably one of my favorite years I've gotten to go. We got to try a lot of new things that we haven't done in the past, such as combining our small group with another group the week of retreat. This was to form teams with an assigned color (reflected in this photo) and so that relationship-bonding could start ahead of time. I felt like having teams allowed for a more unified feeling among our students, and we also got to do a gospel choir du