A New Beginning
Ministry & Life Updates
Hello, support team! This past month has been bonkers with Texas weather going from warm and sunny to snow and icy roads. When we faced snow and critical road conditions, our fellowship nights had to be canceled because the campus closed for all students who commute to each campus. The neat side to that is our team created an online hang out to replace TNF (Thursday Night Fellowship) like Discord and Zoom to play online games (i.e; Jackbox, Codenames, and Scribble). This was pretty fun being my first time exploring Discord and how the website works. A lot of our students have used Discord mostly to chat and stream with friends from across the metroplex. Plus, this made it easier for my guys in core who can't make it to Plano for TNF were able to join Discord and that was encouraging. The Preston Ridge campus (PRC) is showing some promises of students becoming interested in Jesus when Adriana and I have been on campus talking to students. The hard thing we're facing is getting out reach events approved by student life (please pray for us on that), and PRC students who we meet the first time have been busy and can't make time for community and learning about God (pray for the campus).
I have some big updates I would like to share with you coming this year. At the end of this May, I will be transitioning off from F.O.C.U.S staff and begin to redirect my career as a elementary teacher. This decision came from lots of prayer from God and conversations with Caitlin, family, friends and montors and I feel at peace with this transition and excited for this new journey. Before campus ministry, I was pursuing teaching when I was in school until God called me to do the F.O.C.U.S apprenticeship. When I did agree to do 3 years with F.O.C.U.S, I am finishing off a year early due to new life changes and a baby girl coming soon. I look forward to this new stage of fatherhood, teacher, and being a husband more after one year!
Thank you guys for supporting me in my time of ministry. I'll be in touch with you soon about monetary support. God bless!
Photos from February
The Wednesday night core crew. I was gone for a week with my staff for staff retreat.
Friday morning core meeting over zoom from the snow storm.
This was our huge turn out from 2:30 Showcase performance. Amazing! Thank you for giving towards our students to go to SICM to become strong leaders and disciples on our campuses for next year. If you have not seen it but would like to and contribute, here's the link to get you there https://anyfocus.org/showcase/.
1. Pray for a strong ending school year for myself (before transition) and our students in our ministry to keep scatter the gospel seed on our campuses before it's over.
2. Pray for me for a smooth transition on June 1st. I'm looking for a temporary job this summer when I hopefully get hired as a teacher at a school before June.
3. Baby girl is still healthy (PTL)! Keep praying for Caitlin and I growing in wisdom through this pregnancy and the baby's health.