October is often a rather long month in campus ministry. It's the time for mid-terms and what some of us like to call the "October Blues." Half of our students tend to get a bit discouraged around this time of year with all the responsibilities of school, work, and ministry. One of the themes our staff and students have been relying on during this time comes from Philippians 4.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Do not be anxious about anything,
but in every situation, by prayer and petition,
present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
I have used this refrain for many students in our weekly times together and have seen God refresh and encourage, bring peace and thanksgiving. Now we are only a few weeks away from the end of the semester and God has continued to be faithful in our community. Praise God!
Here are some photos from the past month in ministry:
|Dr. Mary Poplin, author of Finding Calcutta, spoke to our students about her latest book Is Reality Secular?|
|Our 4 Collin apprentices dressed up for Halloween TNF. Two 80's ladies and Gandalf and Frodo!|
|We had an outreach event on Halloween and encouraged our students to come in costume! Here is a gypsy with Guy Fieri ;)|
|We served free hot dogs to the students for our Halloween outreach event. We served around 300 hot dogs that day! Even thought it was cold the students came out to eat and fellowship.|
Another fun bit of news for those that haven't heard: my husband, Matt, and I are expecting a baby girl in April 2020! We are thrilled and so thankful to God for blessing us with this sweet gift. We have prayed a long time for this and can't believe how good God has been. Thanks for keeping us in your prayers!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!