Thursday, March 2, 2017

Danielle's March Update

Happy Spring! February basically flew by and March will be full of events for our ministry. I want to share what the FOCUS community has been up to with a series of photos that I hope will encourage you!

Our first SMU Prayer Meeting happened at the Canterbury House! This was before all the people showed up, of course!

Family Night at UNT was such a success! It was honestly the best Family Night I have ever been to. Parents shared stories about the impact that God and community have had on their student's lives. There wasn't a dry eye in the room!

Eating delicious food with students ;)
From L to R: Israel, Matt, me, and Hannah
Another baptism this month! Brooke is baptizing Becca (both TWU students!)
Picnic on the lawn at TWU! Once a month we reach out to students on campus by playing games, eating lunch, and enjoying the beautiful weather

I cooked dinner for my Peer Team ladies on Valentine's Day! 

They requested Albondigas (Mexican meatball soup). I used my momma's recipe and it turned out great!

You can tell by their faces that they enjoyed the home-cooked meal :)

Pizza Theology: Let's talk about Race
So many students showed up to hear from their peers about how race has impacted their lives and experiences. Sirak and Peter, fellow FOCUS staff members, also taught Biblical principles and sociological foundations for this topic. This was especially relevant with our current political environment. 

This month's student testimony: a UTA international student named Hallie
Our biggest event in March is SSI (Student Spring Impact) where students from Western Washington University come down to North Texas for their Spring Break to reach out to students on our campuses and tell them about Jesus. This will happen the week after our Spring Break. We are really looking forward to it! I'll have plenty of pictures, and hopefully neat stories, to share with you next month.

Thank you so much for reading and for being invested in the work God is doing on college campuses in Denton. This work is unreal!

With love,
Danielle <3