I had the privilege of being at Sienna's baptism a couple of weeks ago. She has a neat story!
Sienna Walter, UT Dallas, Business Administration, Freshman
The FOCUS Podcast
Have you listened to an episode of our podcast yet? Sirak and Sarah are doing a great job of bringing content that will minister to you far beyond college. Recently they interviewed Dr. Jeremy Bergstrom, the Episcopal priest who is our main contact for starting the ministry at SMU. Their conversation about church tradition and liturgy really ministered to me, especially as someone who is generally unfamiliar with so much of that. Jeremy didn't grow up in a liturgical tradition--in fact, he has attended Baptist, Eastern Orthodox, and Anglican seminaries after growing up Methodist, so he has a broad and grace-filled perspective on much of the Church today.
You can find it at anyfocus.org/podcast or under "The FOCUS Podcast" on iTunes or Stitcher, among others.
Spring Break Service
A bunch of UTD students made time over spring break to serve others. These projects were totally student planned! They:
- baked for sick kids at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
- sorted enough food for 4,000 meals at North Texas Food Bank
- created and distributed 100 care packages and over 100 sandwiches to the homeless in Dallas and Plano
- sang to and chatted with some sweet elderly people
- helped organize warehouses for two different organizations
- ministered to over 100 inner city kids with Dallas Metro
Thanks for your support to keep me on campus developing young leaders. It's a joy. It's important. And I couldn't do it without all my financial and prayer partners!