Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Keep FOCUS Growing Initiative

I've been reflecting on all that I have to be thankful for this week. I'm thankful for the country I've been blessed to grow up in, with all its freedoms and opportunities. I'm thankful for the family I was born into, that I could "from infancy know the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus" (2 Timothy 3:15). I'm thankful for the great schools I've gone to and for finding a home in Dallas. I'm thankful for the Lord always providing plenty for me and my family, and even more than we need.  I'm thankful for God's grace through Jesus and for His presence through the Holy Spirit. I'm thankful for my many incredible friends, for my health, for meaningful work, and for a mission field ready for harvesting. I'm thankful for every one of you who has joined my support team through prayer and through your finances--it's such an honor to partner with both you and God in the lives of college students.

When I reflect on those blessings and so many more, I'm reminded of Jesus' words: "From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked" (Luke 12:48). We are blessed to be a blessing!  And having been blessed so much, I want to "live a life worthy of Lord and please Him in every way" (Colossians 1:10).

The thought of starting new kingdom work at UT Arlington and North Central Texas College is daunting. But I see God moving and inviting us to join Him. Will you consider joining in this special initiative? Some of you already give consistently and might want to give a special gift toward this new mission. Others of you have been waiting for a specific opportunity, and this might be the one! Or maybe you know a student at UTA or NCTC who has been looking for a Christian community to be a part of.  I invite you to be in prayer for these campuses and to pass along any message you hear from the Lord. Watch the video below that some of our students made--they're catching the vision too!

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