Friday, November 10, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!---Danielle's November Update

Here is our latest testimony from a FOCUS student at Richland College! Our ministry at Richland has been growing consistently and we are excited to see what God has planned for that campus. If you know of any students that are currently attending or prospective students at this campus, please let us know so that we can help get them connected!

"In high school, I was the type of person that went out of my way to avoid people that I considered to be different than me. I was always looking for people that either talked the way I did or took part in the same things I liked. This led to superficial relationships and friendships. When I joined FOCUS, I really think God taught me that meeting people who were different than me - in every way - was a good thing. Through FOCUS, I have come to realize what it's like to have real relationships with people. In real relationships, you can talk to your friends about how you feel that day and not have to hide anything. When I first walked on campus at Richland, I was unsure about who I was or where I belonged. I thank God that I found a group that I feel like I actually belong to. Through FOCUS, God has been showing me that I belong wherever He has called me, and that it’s up to me to show others that they belong, too."

Joshua Erdmann
Richland College, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering

As I reflect on this month and the many blessings to thank the Lord for, I always think of you. Thank you so much for your continuous support which allows students like this to find real community and Godly friendships! Thank you for understanding God's vision for college students and choosing to invest in it. I pray that your Thanksgiving holidays are full of reasons to praise our good God for all he has done in your lives and the lives of those around you.

With love,