Thursday, March 9, 2017

March Madness

Spring is in the air, and that means we are gearing up to send students to SICM!

SICM (Student Institute of Campus Ministry) is the annual student leader training conference in Bellingham, WA, where hundreds of FOCUS students have learned how to reach their peers on campus and invite them to become disciples of Jesus.  SICM has been a transforming experience for many FOCUS students, and I am praying that God will work powerfully in those we take this year.  We've invited around 90 students to attend SICM, and now we're in the process of raising money to help pay for their trip.

One way we help our students pay for SICM is...


Spring Showcase is our annual concert fundraiser to support SICM students.  The Showcase features performances by talented students and alumni, and an art sale with a wide variety of one-of-a-kind works.  Spring Showcase is the evening of April 1, and you can buy your tickets here.  I invite you to join us for this special evening in support of our students.

New Apprentices

Another exciting development in the life of FOCUS is the group of seven young leaders we've recently accepted to our 2017-2018 apprenticeship program.  These talented and faithful young people are committing to serve students on our campuses for the sake of Jesus for an entire school year.  Right now, they are gearing up to start raising their support.  Please pray that God would provide for their needs during this time.
I'm especially excited that two of these apprentices will be joining the UTA team here in Arlington!
Caitlin, our first UTA student to become an apprentice!

Eddie, left - Dallas team.  Jalen, right, will join our UTA team!