This past week was our last week of ministry for the school year, which meant a full schedule of meetings, evaluation and planning for the fall, our last staff social of the semester, meeting with students, and an end-of-the-year party to recognize the seniors in our ministry and send our students off for the summer!
I kicked off the week by hosting a celebration dinner for my small group girls. We had a time for each girl to share how God has been at work in their life this year and we also had a time of prayer over each person. It was a sweet way to end our year together!
For our staff team, part of the week was spent at a planning retreat at a lakehouse 2 hours outside of Austin. One of our ministry partners was able to arrange the location for us and it was a blessing for our team!
Some of our staff team taking an afternoon break from meetings to play bocce ball.
On Thursday night, there was an end of the year party for our UT Epic ministry to send off the students for the summer and recognize the seniors who are graduating from our movement. Truman shared a few words of encouragement with the seniors and issued a challenge for them as they begin a new chapter in their lives.
The Seniors walking the “Red Carpet”
Two of the girls in my bible study asked if I would bake the cake for our End of the Year Party. I decorated it to reflect the Hollywood theme of the Senior Recognition night.
I will be sad not to meet with these sweet girls to study the Word together every week! Three of them are graduating and off to their next adventures! Three of them are heading off on summer mission trips to East Asia. I am so excited to hear their stories of how God is at work in and through them this summer!
Please pray for our students this summer! Pray that they would honor God and continue to grow in their faith wherever they are this summer.
We are SO thankful for our team of ministry partners! This year of ministry would not have been possible without your faithful prayers and financial support! We have been incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to share in what God has done this year in the lives of college students.