Hello and good morning beautiful people!
I just wanted to write a quick update on the ministry and what's been going on since last I wrote.
Thursday Night Thunder has been going very well. People are still coming and we are starting to become more steady. There is less coming in and out and less inconsistency in who is there and who is not. The students have been getting excited to be a part of serving on Thursday nights, whether that's setting up the room, cleaning up, helping give announcements, or planning events for people for after the service.
This is the room we meet in. Some nights it feels like we are already outgrowing the room, and others it fels like we still have a long way to go. Pray for consistency and for people to buy in all the way. Sometimes, especially at Richland, students get into the mindset that we are just another club and we are gathering for a club meeting. We have a vision for the students to be bought in all the way so that they can be a shining light on campus for Jesus.
one of the cool things about still being pretty small is that we can have group discussions and involve everyone in the things we are talking about. It's been cool to see people get out of their comfort zone, get to know new people, and get real with each other. I pray this will continue and students will grow in their ability to relate with themselves and others from a place of humble honesty and vulnerability.
I forgot to put this picture up earlier, but this is Bernard, one of the guys I am studying the Bible with this year. He's grown so much and it is inspiring to me to see how much he truly cares about Jesus. I've never studied with anyone who so diligently takes notes, goes home and reads the Bible, and comes back with a lot of questions (that I definitely don't always have answers to). It has been an honor to get to know him and call him friend this year. I just wanted to give a face to some of the things happening at Richland!
I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your day! Thank you again so much for supporting the work God is doing at Richland College. I seriously couldn't do this without each and every one of you! Thank you for loving me so well!
Peace and Love.