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Even though our Christmas party was postponed, many of the students stayed in town and were able to make it to the party. Our theme for the party was "The Night Before Christmas" so we encouraged students to dress up cozy and warm. We served hot chocolate and cider, and spent time singing Christmas songs and in fellowship. We also had stations for the students to rotate through that would get them thinking more about the meaning of Christmas and what Christ's birth symbolizes for us.
After we wrapped up the semester I was able to spend two weeks at home in Houston with my family. It was so nice to go home and relax for a bit to recharge for the new year and new semester. This week the FOCUS interns have been at the church building reading the entire New Testament in preparation for our classes this next semester. Tomorrow we leave for our FOCUS staff retreat to prepare for the new year, and very soon the students will be coming back to Denton for school. Our big event in January is Winter Camp where we invite students from all the campuses to retreat for a weekend. Please be in prayer for this event, that students would be able to attend and that hearts would be changed and turned to God!
Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support. I want you to know how grateful I am to have you as partners in this work that we do on campus. I hope that this new year brings you many blessings, just as you have blessed our ministry.