January Update!

Wow! I am halfway done with the FOCUS Apprenticeship and I cannot believe it! Time flies when you're having fun! And what's more fun then doing God's work? December was a great end to the semester and a great time for rest. Let's jump in!

Here are some of our students during an outreach event we call "Bad Tattoos"! And it is as exactly as described! We use washable marker to draw bad tattoos on people! It is a fun activity that gets people out of their comfort and is just generally silly! I have no idea what exactly has been drawn on their legs!

In this photo we have Mateo (one of the students I regularly meet with) and Benji (my dog)! Mateo is such a kind soul and one of my favorite people. He's entering into his last semester at UNT so being praying for him as he concludes his college career!

December was a fun time because I got to do things with students that I don't get to do on a regular basis. Like in the picture above when we played Mario Party until 2 A.M.! I really cherish times like these and it makes me so glad that I'm getting to do God's work here in Denton. God has blessed me with so many new friendships over this past semester.

This is Rhett. He's on staff with FOCUS at UT Dallas and we went to college together. I got to stay at his house for a few days over break and it was great! He's a silly guy (as you can see above) and a really encouraging friend! I love getting to spend time with staff members from other campuses.

Christmas time is one of my favorite times of the year! I got this ugly sweater at Walmart and I was so excited that it had a cup holder on the sweater!

I got to visit Kristin's family in Nashville over the break and I'm really glad I got to spend time with them! My favorite hockey team was playing in Nashville while we were there and we got to go to the game! It was a great experience!

Looking back on the past semester and the year as a whole, God has blessed me in more ways than I can describe. I'm so thankful that I get to marry this beautiful woman in June and I'm so glad that God has helped us grow closer to each other while growing closer to Him. I'm so excited for this upcoming semester and ready to see how God will work in our students!

Thank you to everyone reading this blog and especially to those who support me prayerfully as well as financially! God bless y'all!

In Christ,

Ryan Reynolds

Here's our student testimony for this month!


  1. Hey Ryan! That guy next to you in the 2am game night picture doesn't look too happy! You must have beaten him at the game.
    Anyway, I am praying for you and everything that God will do through you in 2019!


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