|My textbooks for the year|
I have read the Old Testament through before, but never in such a compact time frame. It was challenging to me in a number of ways and I realized there's just so much about God that I really don't know or understand. It was amazing to see the continuous theme of His covenant love for His people, regardless of their unfaithfulness. I'm excited to break down each book and explore it on a graduate level in the coming months. Never before have I been so challenged to think through and reason why I believe what I do.
Corefa Prep & Leader Retreat!
|My Peer Team - each pair leads a core|
One of my favorite things about this year, was just seeing how the ministry has grown in leadership! My first year at UNT in 2010, there were three girl cores and two guy cores. This year, we have twelve of each! How amazing is that!?
I also love seeing WHO is a leader. There were some students this year that I met their very first year in a core and the amount of growth and change towards looking more like Christ is just mind-blowing. I am so encouraged by these students who are sacrificing personal time and other things to really minister to their peers. They have caught the vision for God's Kingdom and are working it out!
|Worship at the first Friday Focus. SO MANY PEOPLE!!|
From that day, we had events each night - Movie and game nights, Capture the Flag, Mean Green Fling, Recstravaganza, and so many more! I was so proud of our student leaders, who really cast wide nets and met just an incredible amount of students! I've loved watching friendships grow out of "random" encounters and am excited to see how God moves in these kids' lives.
Our first Friday Night Focus was a great venue to see the fruit of that week! Already, we had so many new students who came because of invites from our student leaders. Lives are about to be changed, guys!
Sometimes I get overwhelmed with the thought that this is JUST the beginning and already so many things have happened. Please be in prayer with me as Cores start meeting this week - this is where students will be challenged and make deep, spiritual friendships that lead to deeper relationships with Christ!
Love you, guys!