A few weeks ago, our UTD staff discovered at the last moment that we would not have access to a suitable room on campus for our Friday night fellowship. Where would we put our 150+ students who would soon be gathering to worship God together? A local church in Richardson, the Episcopal Church of The Epiphany, graciously opened their doors for our students. Focus had never met there before or had any previous relationship to this congregation, but Sirak, one of our UTD ministers, had met Rev. Betsy Randall, one of the rectors at Epiphany, just once before. When they met, she said how excited she was to see a thriving campus ministry and offered to assist Focus. She probably didn't know we would be calling on her for assistance so soon, but what a blessing to both our communities that we were able to meet at Epiphany. Our students were blessed to be received into a welcoming environment, and Epiphany has been blessed by some of our students who have since participated as singers and readers at Epiphany's Saturday worship services. Thanks to this generous, welcoming congregation, a problem turned into an opportunity for blessing!
|UTD Focus students worshiping at the Episcopal Church of The Epiphany|
|Me and Hannah, a UNT Corefa, taking a selfie during one of our meetings|
|April, one of our applicants for the internship. She and I visited UTA to pray for this campus as we prepare to start Focus there!|