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Keep Focus Growing

Hello Friends and Family,

I pray that your Thanksgiving was special and that you were reminded of all that God has done and is doing for those that he loves.  Today I have some really exciting news. Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday and Focus is holding their annual Keep Focus Growing Fundraiser. All donations given tomorrow up to a total of $36,000 will be matched. So while you have already been so generous to give to and support college ministry, f you would be willing to give a special gift tomorrow, then that gift could be doubled and the impact of your gift could be doubled as well. I just wanted to share some pictures from this last month of some of our students spending time together. I know each one of them by name, and it has been so neat to see God working in their lives. I can't thank you enough for your investment in them up to this point! If you would like to continue to see these students and those that will come after them have a place on the college campus to know Jesus better, learn from his word,  and be shown his great love in community than would you please join with me tomorrow on giving Tuesday to make a special donation?
Matt and Caleb, these two totally radical dudes lead a core group together and spend their week discipling young men and reading scripture with them, as well as just being their goofy friends.

This is several of our core groups getting together for a worship night together. College students spontaneously deciding to get together to worship the Lord? Now thats exciting!
Joseph on the right is in his 4th year of involvement in Focus, and Colby on the right is in his first semester. But Colby has already expressed to me and others multiple times how much he wishes he would've joined earlier and how grateful to God he is for this community and for friends like Joseph.

The one on the left is Chewy, he's not a student, but I felt he deserved to be pictured. The one on the right is Austin Nelson, also one of our student leaders. I got to have Austin and several other young men over for board games earlier this month and it was great to spend time together with them. Austin is going to be a great leader in the church, engineering, and whatever else God may call him to. Chewy will probably just keep being a Dog, but we all have our different roles to play.
Thank you so much for all that you do to support college missions, I pray to see and hear from you soon so that I can hear how God has been working in your lives. Don't forget to read the student testimony below and to join us tomorrow on giving Tuesday by making a special donation through the Focus Facebook page listed here.

In Christ,
Austin Gage


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