Thursday, June 9, 2016

Praise Him Above

End of the Year

"Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker." Psalm 95:6-7

With my co-leader, Dave
This has been such an amazing year. I can’t hope to describe exactly how much impact it has has had on me in addition to so many others. I could start by giving a big shout-out to my co-leader, Dave. He has grown so much this year and become such a good friend to me. He has really shown up for this community and served it well. I wouldn’t trade his friendship for the world. He and my core guys have taught me, exemplified to me what being close, intimate friends really means. 
With my flight group

Another big shout out to Stuart, for showing up to our studies ready and eager to learn, for always having a big smile and enthusiasm, and for always being able to bring life to the places he’s at.


"So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be build up." Ephesians 4:11-12

New UTD Staff

The Student Institute of Campus Ministry was as powerful as I remembered it to be. Over 120 students went on the trip (that was a big undertaking!) and they all loved it. It was a week of intense learning and relating, getting to know each other and being extremely well-behaved guests. On the trip I got to stay with an amazing host family, the Powells, and I got to witness up close what it could look like to be fervent disciples as a married couple with children. It looks 
With my friend and supporter, Kevin
drastically different from being single and unattached, but it is no less powerful, and in some ways even more so. I also got to meet up with an old friend and supporter while in town, and it was such a refreshing experience. Kevin and I have known each other since we were 10 and now, over a decade later and thousands of miles apart, our lives are still intertwined because of the unity of the Spirit.

Thank You!

"You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God." 2 Corinthians 9:11-12
Core and Company

So, as many of you know I'll be going on staff with FOCUS for the next three years. Thank you all for being a part of my internship experience this past year. Some of you I have known for a few years, some of you have known me since I was little more than a baby (looking at you, Changs!). But thank you to all of you so much for believing in me and in the work God has prepared for me here in Dallas. I hope to meet up with each and every one of you face-to-face this summer if nothing more than to catch up and thank you in person. Love you all!