February Wrap Up!
How is it already March? It feels like February just blew right by. Even though time is flying, it is so evident that God is working at UT Dallas! Before I get into the details, I'm going to start with sharing some good news!
-My Core is going really well! We have been doing topical studies over different things we tend to idolize. This has started some great discussions and has brought us all closer together!
-The girls in my core have become really sweet friends with one another. One of my prayers for them was that they would see each other as friends and I can see God answering that so clearly!
-I got to give a talk on Spiritual Friendships for our students! This went really well and I am praying that it will cast a vision for them to dive deeper in their friendships.
-UTD announced they will be opening the campus up next semester! This means FOCUS can operate in a normal capacity and we can meet with students freely on campus. Praise God!
-I get to stay on staff at UTD for one more year!! I am so excited to continue doing ministry with these students for another year!
Now I can get into all of the other things we've been doing in February!
Speed Friending is an online event that our outreach team came up with in order to encourage our students to become friends with people they are in classes with, live near in the dorms, etc. While only a few new people actually ended up joining us for Speed Friending, it was still a huge hit amongst the students in our community! We discovered that this event was great for community building. Because of the nature of this year and all of the regulations that the university has put in place, it has been hard for the people in our community to actually get to know one another. Speed Friending was a great opportunity for our students to get to know other people in FOCUS outside of their core. During the event, people hop on to a zoom call with other people in the community. Then we send the students to breakout rooms and give them the chance to get to know one another on a more personal level. After our first Speed Friending event, Rachel, one of the girls in my core, shared that she is so thankful to be a part of a community that has welcomed her with open arms. This is the first time she has felt so loved and accepted in college! Please pray that our students will continue to be outreaching and be able to bring other UTD students into our community!
|Here are some of the students that joined us for Speed Friending!|
|Here are a couple of our Core girls celebrating Rachel's birthday! |