Monday, April 11, 2016

From Whom All Blessings Flow

SSI students bonding with our Richland students
Another month, another crazy time of ministry. This past month, and really this past semester, has been jam-packed with events and big ministry opportunities. I feel like every weekend has something new and exciting happening. Here's the low-down!

Spring Student Impact (SSI)

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8

Introduction to Chick-Fil-A!
SSI students at our evangelism boards
Every year we have one week dedicated to campus evangelism. A group of students from Western Washington University (Go Vikings!) comes down to get the hands-on experience of talking to people about Jesus. It was so much fun getting to know these students, seeing their nervousness and inexperience going into the first day and watching them get more and more comfortable with asking people questions and sharing the good news. They had such great attitudes every day, sometimes doing as much as six hours of evangelism a day. We got to share with them Texas culture and we all had a blast! It's opportunities liked this that reveal God's kingdom advancing across the nation.

Spring Showcase

"How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity!" Psalm 133:1
Packed house!
For the past four months, the 14 interns and two directors have been planning our Spring Showcase. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year that we put on to help raise money to send our students to SICM (see past blog for details). It's a concert of various students from our community and alumni who display musical talents, dance, and even a little comedy on the side. Last year, about 500 people attended. This year, about 900 people showed up and we raised more than double what we made last year. It was a phenomenal success!
Part of the Spring Showcase crew

Thank You!

"For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers." Ephesians 1:15-16

Core at Friday Night Fellowship
And as always, thanks to all my supporters for all that you do for me. Because of you, so many students' lives are impacted through the power of our great God. He uses all of us in different ways to further his kingdom here on Earth. Thanks to you, I get a front row seat to the ways He is shaping these young men's hearts. Not only are they better men of God now, they will be better friends, better husbands, and better fathers in the future because of Him. Thank you all so much!