January was a great month! Our students came back to school and I got to spend some extended time with our staff members from other campuses! January flew by so let's hit the highlights!
January started off with bang, literally! Unfortunately on our way to staff retreat, I was in the passenger seat with two other staff members and we were involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler. Thankfully we are all okay, but as you can see, the car was not. It was only by the grace of God that we walked away unharmed. For a few days following the accident, I kept replaying in my head how it could have and should have gone so much worse. But God was definitely with us through that time and I'm so thankful for that!
At TWU (Texas Women's University), we have started doing a time called "Wednesday Hang". It's an hour where we get to fellowship with students and do some fun things! We are really trying to grow our men's ministry at TWU and I really think that this will help! This time helps facilitate friendship in a comfortable way for new students!
Here are my fellow Denton Apprentices! This photo was taken after Winter Camp (I'll get to that later) and we were all very tired. I'm so thankful that I get to do ministry with these two! We spend a lot of time together in the car when we drive back and forth to our classes. So we have become really good friends! They are a constant source of encouragement to me but are also quick to challenge me. I don't know what I'd do without them!
We had my favorite event that we put on all year, Winter Camp! We had over 600 college students come to Sky Ranch to worship our God! It was a great time to fellowship with students from other campuses. It was definitely different working this event instead of just attending, but it reminded me how awesome my job is! I got to have some really cool conversations with some students that I don't know very well. Overall this was such a great experience!
Lastly, I had to get a picture of Benji in here! He just had a minor surgery done on his tail, so pray that he makes a speedy recovery! He's such a sweet dog and has brought so much joy to Kristin and I!
Again, I'm so thankful for all of you that have been supporting me in various ways this year! I can't believe that we are 60% done with this year! I appreciate each and every one of you!
Here's our student testimony from this month!