January and February Update
|Our Core at Winter Camp|
Long time, no talk! This semester has been super busy so far and I am excited for all that God is doing on these campuses. Spring Semester is a time where a lot of things come into the light which is difficult but has its own advantages. We have been talking about confession as a community and I believe that it has been effective at pushing away some of the darkness that is in Denton.
|We had a Karaoke event for Galentine's Day!|
1 John 1:5-10 says:
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.
|Here is a picture of my cofa after church one Sunday.|
There is something so powerful about living in the light and being able to be fully known. It is crazy how few people get to be fully known, especially on college campuses. I was doing outreach and I met this girl who was transferring from TWU because she hadn’t found community and people to know and love her. I think often how easily that could have been me, alone and separated from the freedom and life in Christ.
I have loved these conversations with students about sin and confession, not because I love hearing that, but there is great healing on the other side of confession. God gives us the opportunity to experience His peace and grace.
Another cool thing that God has been doing in our community is this new series on Orthodoxy we are having. We are doing sermons on a bunch of different topics and I got to give a sermon about how we define orthodoxy and determine what is true. Denton tends to be led by their feelings and I think this series will help root them in what the Bible actually says. Be praying that as we continue this hard series, God uses us to speak His truth.
|Here is our Thursday Night Fellowship|
The last thing, I have decided to stay in Campus Ministry another two years(at least) and sync up my commitment to Drew’s. We have really loved this transition to Denton and think that God has been faithful to make this transition easy. I believe that God has much more to teach me in this ministry and I am excited to see how He moves in my heart. God has put this place on my heart and I think being here for a longer time will help develop me in my relationship with Christ and give me the chance to reach out to more people at TWU and UNT. I would love your prayers as I continue to fundraise and continue to reach out to students on these two campuses.
|TWU has a new union and I am hoping it will make outreach easier!|
|We went on a little hiking excursion during our Staff Retreat|
|Another picture from Winter Camp|