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Visitors From Another Land

Hey friends, I am really excited about what God has been doing on our campus in this last month. I can hardly wait to share with you some of the stories! 

This last month we had a group of students from Western Washington University who are a part of a college ministry called CCF (Campus Christian Fellowship) come and visit us at UTA. The trip took place during their spring break and their purpose in coming to UT Arlington was as a mission trip, to share Jesus with college students in Texas. 

The Washington students sharing in a devotional in the morning.
Sharing lunch on campus in a break between outreach.


We partnered with them all week to join them in their outreach and evangelism. Every day from 8AM-6PM these college students were on our campus, meeting people, and having conversations about Jesus. Not only did God show them the immediate fruit of their faithfulness through a lot of really neat conversations where people realized their need for God, but also the Washington students time here with us had a lasting impact on our college students. God has used their faithfulness to spur on in our students a further desire to be reaching out to their peers and sharing with them the good news of Jesus Christ. And even though we only have 5 weeks left in the semester, because of their faithfulness, God has actually brought more and more people into our community, excited to experience Christian Community, and eager to grow in their relationship with God. I have already heard several students express just how grateful to God they were that these students reached out to them and told them about this community of Jesus followers called Focus. Thank you for providing a space for these students to come and experience God's loving family on their college campus.

It's not too late to come to our Spring Showcase this Saturday! It's a variety benefit show, full of music, and art and dance, and comedy. And all the proceeds go to sending students to our annual leadership conference, Student Institute of Campus Ministry. If you want to specifically support sending students to this conference where they will learn invaluable skills on how to make disicples of Jesus on their college campus, than I can't think of a better way for you to do that than to come to Spring Showcase. Not only are you supporting a great cause, but you will have a lot of fun. I hope to see you there!
Thank you for investing in college ministry. You may never know the full impact that your generosity has on these students lives, but I fully believe the Kingdom of God is breaking through in powerful ways, as college students all across the metroplex discover the joys of following Jesus every day. 
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

In Christ,
Austin

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