Hi to all!
It's officially the start of the school year, which means we're back at it on the Collin Wylie campus!!
This past month has been full of ups and downs, but through it, I can see the answer to my prayer at the beginning of the summer when I asked God to cultivate a deeper desperation in me for him.
When praying about how to approach my blog this school year, the idea of invitation and being unimpressive came to mind. A lot of the apprenticeship, I wanted to clue you guys into what we were learning in classes and what God was teaching me, which was needed and great. However, I don't know if I ever did a good job of just being unimpressive a lot of the time. So, this school year, I want to seek to tell stories through photos I gather throughout the month. Rather than them just being a tag on a lengthy blog entry, I want them to be the focal point this year for y'all to get a glimpse of what I view day in and day out-in ministry, life, etc. None of these photos are professional, but, instead, are random photos from my camera roll. All with funny and sweet stories behind them, full of life, laughter, tears, and heartfelt memories that God is consistently using to change me and others from the inside out. I pray that sharing these small segments of my life will minister to you too.
And that's it! Hopefully, this encompasses at least an overall scheme of all I experienced, felt, and pondered this past month. I'm so excited and encouraged by what God is doing in our students and on these campuses, and I'm beyond honored that I even get to witness it. Thank you all so much for your support and prayers, and I am so excited to continue sharing with you what all is happening.
- For Connor to find a job! He's been on the hunt for a bit, and praise God he's been able to work with his dad's computer company, but with us potentially wanting to save for a house, he's been wanting to find something that pays a little bit more. Regardless, please be praying that he's put where God wants him, even if that means we aren't able to save as much as we would like to. It's his money and not ours to begin with.
- How to minister to the young moms on campus, and make them feel included and cared for.
- Our small groups as they start up for the school year, and that those God wants there come and get to know more of who he is!
- The new students I met, and them getting know Jesus and having an open heart to studying the Bible