Angel's Apprenticeship Update

August 2023

  Hi friends and family!

What an opportunity is it to have this platform and connect with you all?!  Each and everyone of you mean so much to me and have already taught me more about what it looks like to be generous and faithful.

I want to first start off by saying thank you

Without your prayers, encouragement, and financial partnership, I wouldn't of been able to be a pastoral apprentice with FOCUS (Fellowship of Christian University Students). The next 10 months, I have the unique and special opportunity to intentionally love and serve college students at Collin college in Plano, TX. I get to share the love of God which I have so graciously experienced. 

What have I been up to?

Monday, July 31st kicked off my first day as an apprentice with FOCUS. After orientation we launched right into reading the Old Testament and listening to lectures. My schedule for the most part has looked like M-F, 9-4pm, with 2-3 Old testament classes per week with Brandon Worsham, our teacher and director. My perception of God is changing as I read about His character throughout history. He is truly so gracious and merciful to us. 

What have I been learning? 

During staff retreat, my friend and co-worker Renee, had given a 20 minute talk about sitting at the feet of Jesus, listening and waiting. She pulled from the Mary and Martha story in Luke and highlighted that the most essential ingredient to the entire ministry is that we as a staff team do this daily. Brianne, another friend from church in San Francisco had also reminded me to remember that in all my reading, listening to lectures, putting on outreach events, etc, that it's all to point me back to Jesus and help me fall more in love with Him. I'm learning that when I position my heart like Mary's, as a learner, open to receiving, and patient to hear what He might want to share, I become the most authentic representation of Jesus. 

Staff Retreat (August 7-10)

(Our entire staff team)

(Lailah, Angel, Renee AKA my dance buddies)

Collin College

 Small Group Leaders

How can you be praying? 

August 21st will be my first day on campus! If you could be praying over my conversations and that the Spirit would move in the hearts of the students that would be awesome. And also a prayer for strength for my other apprentices and leaders! 

Love all of y'all.



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