Sam's Life Now
These are the seniors from College of Charleston Cru. Together we went to our last Fall Retreat as students. Pray with me for many of these seniors as they are making the hard decision of where they will work. Some are applying right now for staff with Cru, some are going to be working in business and others are going to be educators. The Lord has brought us together and grown us up in His strength, I am certain that anything we pursue will accomplish glory for God's Kingdom.
This Is Trey and Katherine, They are both two encouraging and inspiring freshmen with stories that give vision as to why it is God has given me a heart for college ministry. Both are excited about pursuing The Lord and seeking first His Kingdom. Pray for them as God continues to grow and challenge them for the next four years. Also pray for their freshman class. God has raised up some amazing students and He is still working to turn students at Cofc into His children.
This last picture is of Aaron a sophomore here at Cofc. He is always encouraging. This summer he spent 10 weeks in Santa Cruz, Calif. While there he had the chance to learn how to integrate God's story into his. He has been excited coming back to school to interweave God's story into his life here.
Some Highs and Lows
I have loved doing ministry here at College of Charleston through the medium of Cru. God has blessed me with seeing people trust Him through this time and He has allowed me to grow in relationship with Him. I honestly am overwhelmed when I reflect upon the growth He has spurred on in my life. I came into college unsure of my Identity and who I wanted to be, I now know that I am purposed for the glory of the creator of the universe. This past month has forced me to reflect upon these four years in a new way. I have looked back and let go of many of my short comings and gave God the praise for the growth of my faith. It is difficult to be where I am now, knowing that I am transitioning out of college life and into full-time ministry. However I cannot deny the fact and reality that God is my rock and He is my support. I praise God that He has allowed me to come on staff with a ministry that desires for all college students to be given the chance to experience the overwhelming love and joy that a relationship with God brings.
All of this reflection has left me feeling incapable of continuing. However, if I were to leave myself feeling as though I have entered the pit of despair I would be sinning for not trusting God for the future. God brought me back to Ephesians 3:16 "I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit" This passage reminds me that we have not been left in a tomb, grave or pit for eternity but rather our Creator and Perfect Father desires to empower us, He will not let us satiate but rather He strengthens us to prosper. It is only in His name that I can look at the next year and know that it is possible. Whether I am anxious about raising my salary, my placement for staff or in the near future graduation. I am certain that God will provide strength for me, His child, according to the riches of His glory which is limitless.