It was so fun continuing our afternoon IUP Bible study (I asked all of the students to pick a picture to describe their week so far - they were some pretty interesting weeks 😂)

January Happenings (2022)

All of You (Encanto)

“Do you want to tell them, or should I?!”, Susan* asked me at the beginning of Bible study one night, her eyes glistening with excitement. I laughed, “it’s your news, you tell them”, I encouraged her. Susan* nodded and proceeded to enthusiastically tell the table, “today, Rachel and I met for coffee and she explained the Gospel to me and I made the decision to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior!” I don’t know what I was more excited for that day, seeing Susan’s* eyes as the Gospel clicked or seeing how excited she was to tell others. This past month, one of my biggest highlights has been getting to meet up with Susan* to help give her a firm foundation as she grows in her faith and getting see her excitement in it all. 

So why did I choose the song “All of You” you might ask? Great question! As I was reflecting on this past month and all that God has been doing, that song started playing in my head. Maybe because these past few weeks I have listened to the Encanto soundtrack 50+ times (shameless plug: if you haven’t seen Encanto yet, I highly recommend it!) or maybe because God was reminding me that He’s working through me and all of you in these students’ lives. As I start this year, I am so grateful to remember that God is working through all of us (though my time and your prayers and/ or giving) to make a difference in college students’ lives. He’s working through us to invite students like Susan* into a relationship with Him. He’s working through us to meet students where they are and point them to the hope found in Him and also resources (such as mental health resources) to holistically care for them, in a way I am not personally qualified to do. He’s working through us to give students an opportunity to explore and grow in their faith. I’m so grateful for the ways He’s working through me and all of you. 

*Susan’s name was changed for privacy

Some Other Highlights from January

First Penn Highlands Cru of the semester - please pray for our campuses! 

I got to meet my summer mission co-leaders in person! Please pray for us as we plan the 2022 Providence Summer Mission

One life update is I started dating an incredibly kind guy, Noah, please pray for us and that we keep the Lord the center of our lives and our relationship


Campus - Things on campus are back in full swing! We’re coordinating Bible studies, discipleship, outreaches, and Spring Break trips (with so much snow on the ground, I can’t believe Spring is right around the corner!)

Summer Mission - I am so excited to get to be a part of planning the 2022 Providence Summer Mission. Right now, I’m coordinating logistics and reviewing applications for potential participants. Please pray for my co-leaders and I as we plan this trip and that the Lord brings who He wants. I can’t wait for this summer! One thing  I’m really looking forward to with this trip is getting to work with and serve children from low-income communities.

LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER (Prayer Requests and Praises)

  • Students - that they come to know the Lord and grow in their faith, mental health, conflict resolution on some of our campuses
  • For our world - coronavirus, racism
  • Praise- the things in this letter and you partnering with me!
  • That I grow closer to God every day <3


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