Monday, July 2, 2018

A Season of Preparation

Hey, guys!

It seems like the 2017-2018 school year just finished, and yet the 2018-2019 school year is nearly upon us! Because of that, we are hard at work preparing for a year of fruitful ministry.

Austin and I are nearly finished interviewing our prospective male student leaders ("corefas"), and boy, are we excited for next year! Not all decisions have been made quite yet, but it looks like the male side of our leader team could end up tripling in size this next year! Praise God! At a campus of over 40,000 students, we have been asking Him for as many co-laborers as possible to join us in reaching the university, and He has given us some sweet, passionate young men to work with!

In addition, our students and staff are already hard at work each week meeting new students who will comprise our mission field this coming year. From freshman, transfer, and international student orientations to our conversational evangelism days and planned outreach displays, we have already met so many students who are hungry for Christian community and are eager to learn more about Jesus!

Finally, our staff is very hard at work building our financial support teams so we can dedicate all of our time and energy this year to fulfilling our calls to invest in college students. Thank you so much to everyone who was on my support team this past year and to everyone who has come on for this next year! I am so beyond grateful for your investment in God's kingdom at UTA!

Would you guys please join me in praying for the projects I listed here? Although school is not currently in session, these summer months are still vitally important seasons of ministry as critical foundations are being laid for the coming school year!

With love and gratitude,
Jalen