The Year's Winding Down

Hi everyone, happy May! I hope this ministry update blesses you; it's the very last one of my apprenticeship! You can still expect one next month, but that will be after my apprenticeship officially concludes and I continue on as a part of the overall Focus team.


Each campus minister in Focus is assigned a "Pastoral Supervisor" who coaches/mentors them throughout the year. This is Brandon, who I got paired with! He's one of the wisest people I know and has been such a role model to me all year long. He'll be real with me, sharing the sensitive details going on in his life, while constantly teaching me how to minister to students, and manage an entire non-profit organization at the same time.

I'm sad that I won't be working with him as closely next year, but am so grateful to be able to keep up our friendship as a part of the same church, as well as at all-campus meetings. 
P.S. It's his birthday tomorrow!

Pictures galore!

Here are all of our UTD Focus leaders from this last year! I've gotten to build sweet friendship with many of them and watch how God's not only changing the lives of these students, but is working through their leadership to change the lives of their peers.

And here are all the UTD Focus campus ministers from this year! (Excluding Victoria who just had her first baby, Theodore, and is on maternity leave!)

The last thing I want to share today is some good news! One of the students I've been in core (small group) with this year decided to be baptized! I've seriously loved getting to know Nhala. He's one of my favorite people at UTD! Brandon, who I mentioned earlier, has also been close friends with him and baptized him this past Saturday. :)

As I embark on the final month of this apprenticeship, I want to leave you with my sincere gratitude for supporting me throughout the year financially and/or in prayer. I hope to remain connected with you over the coming year, whether you decide to remain on this support-team, or through other means! Much love.

Your brother,


  1. Whoo Brandon! Also thanks for being a friend to Nhala! I know God is going to continue to use you at SMU to enrich those students lives too.


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