Wednesday, July 17, 2019

To This Very Day

Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working."
- John 5:17

It can be tempting to believe that God is somehow less at work during the summer, when students spend less time on campus or go home to their families. This month has been a clear reminder that God is at work in every season. How privileged we are to reap the benefits of joining Him in that work!

This semester, my buddy Jacob decided to make Jesus the Lord of his life, and this month, he decided to live that out by being baptized. I've had the privilege of studying Scripture with Jacob this summer and it is so clear that Jesus has captured his heart and given him a desire to make him known at UT Arlington. I'm looking forward to Jacob joining our leader team this year and learning how to effectively minister to his peers, both during college, and on into the rest of his life. Praise God!!

Jacob was baptized by our friend and pastor of Arlington Central Church, Tom

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We've also been trying this new summer small group format called PACCS, where students spend time in groups of two or three to press into God's presence and seek accountability and direction in their personal ministries and walks with Him over the summer. Students have told me that they not only have benefitted from intentional time in community this summer, but have grown tremendously in their biblical literacy as a result of the fourteen required chapters of reading per week!


God has also been clearly at work in providing for me this summer through my generous support team (i.e., you guys!!). Thank you so so much for partnering with God in making it possible for me to invest in beautiful souls like Jacob's over the past two years and the one upcoming!! I'm only looking for five more people to join my support team at $100/mo, and then I'll be all set, so if you know anyone who is looking to support a campus missionary, send them my way :)

With much love and gratitude,
Jalen


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