Thursday, March 16, 2023

An Update and Important Request for You!

Here's the Important Request

On February 21st, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it intends to remove regulations that explicitly protect religious student organizations like FOCUS. These regulations say that public universities and colleges cannot deny us the rights and privileges afforded to other student groups because of our beliefs, practices, policies, speech, membership standards, or leadership standards. 

The public has until March 24th to comment on the proposal, and we are asking everyone in our network to do so - staff, students, donors, and partner churches. We have set up a webpage to explain the situation further and make it as easy as possible to comment. Check it out at

This could have real consequences for our ministry, so please rally with us and share with others who care about protecting religious groups on university campuses across the country.

Ministry Update

February and the first half of March have been great so far! With the crazy weather we have already had this semester we already canceled two TNFs - did y'all have super intense thunderstorms a couple weeks ago? But ministry is still moving and things are going well! My core (small group) is thriving and building some real friendships. 

We decorated cookies for Valentine's Day!

I've successfully helped influence Emily to love plants!

As a way to meet people on campus, we invited them to make Valentine's Day thank you cards to people they appreciate. Taylor and I had fun getting crafty!

These sweet girls really make my week special. Our student testimony this month is from Christianna, one of the students I've been lucky enough to meet and be friends with all year. Here's her story!

Please also be praying for our preparations for SICM. Students are working hard to fundraise so they can go to this incredible leadership training opportunity. 

The Bumpdate!

We got to see the little guy last week at our anatomy scan! He's doing great so far and moving around a TON. Thank you so much for your continued prayers!

Thank you so much for your continued support. I'm so incredibly grateful for you all. Please let me know if there's any way I can be praying for you. Love y'all!


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