Happy New Year! I pray that 2013 is a great year for you. I know that 2012 was another good year for Andrew and me. God has just given us so many blessings and is continuing to work in our lives.
December was a great month for our campus ministry. We had a Christmas party for our ministry at the Northeast Church. Our theme was “Comet Christmas” since we are the UTD comets. Our decorations were space themed as was our photo booth. We had some appetizers for them to eat while they spent some time socializing and then the entertainment was provided by our cores. Our cores performed a Christmas song and had some specific rules to go along with our Comet Christmas theme. Here is the link to the video one of our students took if you would like to see it.
One of the most exciting things for me of the semester is to see the impact FOCUS is having on our students and ex-students parents. Jamiann’s dad was baptized last week and is fired up about Jesus. Jamiann was a student at Collin and led core there for 2 years before transferring to UNT to start a campus ministry with a few other students there. Last year she did our FOCUS internship and had an amazing experience doing that. Jamiann is now a youth minister a Northeast. Jamiann’s dad has been coming to Northeast and Ronnie studied the Bible with him for the past few months. FOCUS was able to reach Jamiann and then the church, her dad. I am so thankful for the partnership of Northeast and FOCUS!
Also this past week, Griffin, a student at Richland was able to baptize his mom!! Travis Jones met Griffin at Richland, studied the Bible with him and baptized him over a year ago. Griffin’s mom came to his baptism where Brandon invited her to Northeast. Kristen Chapman and I met Leanne at Northeast and started studying the Bible with her. She was baptized as an infant which wasn't her choice so she decided to be baptized and confess Jesus as her Lord! Leanne already has a vision for studying with other people. Again, I love the support Northeast provides. Leanne has a great church to serve in and grow in.
Lives are changing everyday and entire families are being impacted for eternity because you have chosen you give and support us. Thank you seems completely inadequate for how I feel. May God bless you richly!