Friday, April 6, 2018

Raising Leaders

Hey,  guys! For this month’s update I wanted to share a bit with you about what God is doing to raise leaders for His kingdom through our ministry.

Another Baptism!!!

Ulises is on the left and Cole is on the right. I love them!
This month another friend from core (small group) decided to be baptized!! Ulises grew up in the church and identified as a Christian, but if you asked him what his life was like in high school and early in college, he would tell you he didn’t live the life fo a disciple. Thankfully, God used Ulises' decision to ride his bike around campus one night to introduce him to our ministry in what seemed like an accidental encounter. It turns out God knew exactly what he was doing, and seven months later, after studying the Bible with our friend Cole, Ulises decided to obey God’s call to be baptized. Praise God!


This was my SICM year, 2014! See if you can find me. I'm the cute one.
Ulises is just one of the many students we’re sending this year to SICM (Student Institute of Campus Ministry) to learn how to be an effective missionary to the college campus, and I would like to enlist your help in praying for these prospective leaders! This is shaping up to be our biggest group of SICM students yet, twenty (ish) of whom are UTA students, and five of whom are in our core! I would greatly appreciate it if you would take some time to pray for these five, specifically. I love them a bunch!

Ricky (last month’s baptism!)

Spring Showcase!

SICM isn’t free, and we believe that money should not get in the way of doing what God calls us to do. This is why we’re asking you to invite your selves, friends, family, neighbors, landlords, chiropractors, waiters, dentists, and everyone else to go to Spring Showcase! All money spent at our annual showcase of the best musical and visual art our students have to offer (which is QUITE good, mind you) will go directly to helping pay for our students to go to SICM and grow into the leaders God wants them to be. “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send [you to Spring Showcase so you can be part of sending] laborers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:37-38 ESV+Jalen’s added flare) Buy tickets here!

Thank you guys for your prayers and generosity. God is using your faithfulness to bear fruit in the lives of students like Ulises and Siena (below) that will last into eternity.

With love and gratitude,


  1. Hey Jalen! I am so thrilled by the growth I've seen in those guys you are praying for. I know you have been an integral part of God's work in their lives, and I also know SICM will be such a catalyst for growth in them! It really is exciting to witness what God is doing.

    Love you Jalen!!