Work hard, Play hard!
|Worship during our first Friday Night Focus!|
The whirlwind month of August has come to a close. It is amazing and crazy how much happened in August, from Corefa prep, to finishing up the Old Testament, to Welcome Week!
|Danni, one of the other interns
and my frequent reading buddy.
One thing I really love about FOCUS is how purposefully the staff tries to prepare us interns and then the student leaders (“Corefas”, core facilitators) to really do our best in loving and ministering to our campus. One of the things the intern team has been doing is reading through the Old Testament. We started Genesis and Exodus just before August and finished the rest of the Old Testament by August 20th.
-Before August 1st: Genesis-Exodus
-August 2nd: Leviticus-Numbers
-August 3rd (car ride to Port Aransas): Deuteronomy
-During staff retreat: Joshua
-August 6th (car ride home): Judges
-August 10th: Ruth, Samuel and 1 Kings
-August 11th: 2 Kings, Jonah, Amos, Hosea, and Micah
-August 12: Isaiah, Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk, 1/2 of Jeremiah
-August 13th: the rest of Jeremiah, Obadiah, Ezekiel, Haggai, Zechariah, Joel, Malachi
-August 17th: Psalms,Lamentations, Song of Songs, Proverbs
-August 18th: Ecclesiastes, Job, 1 Chronicles
-August 20th: 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, & Daniel.
|Welcome Week: the Musical.|
One way we facilitated bonding the leaders at our Dallas campuses (UTD, TWU Dallas, and Richland), was through a skit called “Welcome week: the Musical.” In these skits two peer teams got together and acted out how they would welcome new students to campus in the form of a musical.
|All corefa prep day|
We also had an all corefa prep day. This was a day to get all of our campuses (UTD, UNT,TWU,UTA, NCTC, Collin, Richland and TWU-Dallas) together to cast a broader vision for the ministry as a whole. It wasn't as campus specific but more so training to really lead our ministries well this year.
|My new friends Shweta, Vikram and Himanshi.|
|UniTeD Worship @ the Plinth on UTD campus|
|Richland girls @ Monster Yogurt
after our first Friday Night Focus!
I know this year will be tough and that God will grow me a lot but he is also so good to encourage me and give me these little things that really show it's worth it. He is working and all I have to do is be faithful.
How you can be involved:-Pray for Richland to be made ready and open to letting us share Christ's love with them and to be able to just offer them friendship.-Pray a prayer of praise to thank God for helping me to reach my fundraising goal for the year! Thank you all who have supported me both with prayer and financially! -Pray for energy. These last to weeks have been long and I can't quit now! Just pray that God fill me and our leaders with his spirit so we can pour it out to the students at Richland!