November in Review

So much has happened in the last several months. It's hard to know where to even begin. I could write out stories upon stories of God moving in peoples' lives. Many of our students have had hard semesters. They've struggled to balance their studies, jobs, and personal lives with the ministry they've been called to. 

Our Core-Facilitators, student leaders, do so much. They meet with other students weekly, checking in and ministering where they can. They give their very best to God. They spend their time, money, strength, intellect, houses, cars, and other resources, sowing into the kingdom of God. They really do go above and beyond.

That's why getting to lead them is a joy. They're already seeking after Jesus, already running towards him. All I have to do is watch what God is already doing in their hearts, and join in. I have the best job in the world.

Here are a few pictures that might encourage you this holiday season. Thank you all for your continued support and prayers. Your generosity towards me has blessed me in more ways that I can communicate.

Stacey (left) and Ingrid (right) are as nutty as they come. The 3 of us became fast friends. Stacey has a real nice way about her. Her heart has become so soft to the Lord. Her identity is getting all tangled up in who God's created her to be; she is a beautiful mess. Ingrid is learning to find her security in her good Father. Her ministry is so sweet to watch.

Kennedy (left) and Jacy (right) are such special girls.  Ken is markedly mature for her age. She works super hard, and almost always follows through. She's someone that God can count on. Jacy's love for the Lord gushes out of her. She is a walking waterfall of grace. 

Stephanie (top) and Devan (bottom) are two of the most creative, interesting people to ever walk this earth. Before starting her career as a kingdom builder in the film industry, Devan decided to finish out the school year as a Corefa even though she graduates this week! What a heart for God! Stephanie has struggled through the semester to balance all of the things God's put on her plate. She's persevered through the trial, and has learned to really lean on God for strength.

Stacey and Ingrid came to the Christmas party dressed as Joseph and Mary. Baby Jesus is heavier than he looks. (Note: Sam is pictured here in the top row, second from the right. I get to support her while she leads in the worship team. Sam is an absolute diamond. )

Here's a picture of Matt leading them in a devotional time. He's dressed as the train conductor from The Polar Express. 

Some of you ask how you can be praying! Here's how:

  • One of my teammate's grandfather just died; and her mom is very sick with cancer. Pray that God would comfort her! 
  • Our students tend to have a hard time following God as they go home over break. Many of them come from broken or disinterested families. Pray that God would protect and keep them over the break! 
  • Ask God to give me wisdom to know how to help them grow towards God! 



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