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Core Visits and The Future Generation

Hey friends!

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. I pray that reading some of the stories will encourage your hearts and minds as you see how Jesus is at work on the college campus.



Featured here is just a few of the guys involved in the ministry in our most recent halloween party. Some dressed up in costume, others didn't, but everyone had a great time, and it was encouraging to see so many young men and women together celebrating life together after one of our Thursday Night Fellowships. A lot of these pictures are pictures of guys who are all in the same core together. Cores are our gender specific small groups where college students go to each week to read scripture, make friendships, and grow in their relationship with God. Over the last month I've gone to go visit all of the men's core groups and I have been so encouraged! Not only are men responding to the good news of the gospel, they are growing and maturing as disciples as they respond to the word in community. So many of them are regularly expressing how much they love their core and how grateful they are to God that they were invited to one. These cores lead to even further bible study and discipleship in our one on one settings. But I can speak from my own experience how transformative it was in college to have a group of peers that all wanted to know Jesus more together. These are the kind of mini communities that you are helping to build when you give as a partner in college ministry. I can't thank you enough for that!
On December 3rd we are having our annual Keep Focus Growing Fundraiser! This event helps support so much of what Focus gets to do as an organization on the college campus, from providing students access to full time campus missionaries and pastors, to providing for supplies for outreach and one on one bible studies. The gifts we receive during Keep Focus Growing help us to keep donig what we believe God has called us to do on college campuses across DFW so that we can be here for this generation of college students and the next one, and the next one, until the day of Christ's return. And here is some really exciting news! Some of our generous donors have banded together and agreed to match up to $36,000 in total donations during this campaign. So if we receive $36,000 in total contributions, they will kick in a SECOND $36,000! Your first chance to give will be on December 3rd! Would you please consider giving a special gift on that day through our facebook page? https://www.facebook.com/anyfocusministries/

Below is the student testimony for November! I would really encourage you to read it as it is often one of the best ways for you to hear from a student on how your gift is making an impact. I think this one is particularly powerful as I can speak from experience how important it was for me to have this community when I lost my one of my parents in college. Thank you for your partnership in ministry and for all your prayers. To God be the glory.

In Christ,
Austin



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