This month, because we just had Thanksgiving, I want to take a minute and express how thankful I am to be working on a team with such amazing people. I don't have time to talk about everyone I'm thankful for, but here are just a few.
This is Wulan, and I am really proud of her. About halfway through this semester, she made a decision to make Christian community a priority in her life. And boy has she succeeded. She's been one of our most consistent core members since then. She came to Pizza Theology just to learn more about the story of the Bible (an incredible, but somewhat intimidating event with hundreds of students from around DFW), and she's faithfully come to study Genesis with me almost every Tuesday.
Here, on the left is Emily. I get to work with her and two other apprentices on the UTD campus. Emily has an incredible heart for people, and I'm so encouraged by the work she is doing. She leads a small group like mine, and it's so clear that everyone in her group loves each other a lot and is always looking to spend time with each other. You can tell that so much of that is because she models it for her girls. I'm really grateful that I get to work with her.
In the same photo on the right is Darby. She and her husband, Drew, are the other two UTD apprentices. Darby has a sweet heart and is really a servant. I've worked on the same leader team as her for years, but we're only just now getting to know each other better. In the one time we met up, I felt more encouraged than I had the whole week, and I know she has the same effect on the girls she's meeting and studying with.
There are so many other wonderful women that I get to work with that I'm not able to talk about. Mandy, who directs the women's ministry here; Tana, my supervisor; Ada, who leads our small group with me; Sarah, who runs evangelism on our campus; and many more. And that doesn't even include all of you who take time and effort to support me and to pray for this ministry. Even outside of this support, all of you have been a blessing in my life in some way and I'm very grateful.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and I hope you're blessed this holiday season!