Hello Ministry Partner!
Thank you for praying for Winter Camp. Despite last minute changes and some scrambling on the part of our admin team, it happened and was a success! Many of our students showed up and were blessed by community, the lectures, and worshiping our Lord together.
Before I get into the past month, I'd like to invite you to to our annual Showcase Fundraiser:
Each year we send students from FOCUS to the Student Institute of Campus Ministry where they learn what it means to be missionaries on their campuses. This is a valuable Kingdom investment in each of their lives and has great impact on the lives of the students they encounter on campus. To help fund their trips to the conference we host a quality showcase and artisan market. I would love to see some of you there!
You can purchase tickets here anyfocus.org/showcase.
Back to the Blog - Winter Camp!
Rikk Watts, a New Testament scholar from Cambridge University, flew all the way to Texas to share with our students what God has put on his heart and mind. His message was insightful and thought provoking - it definitely sparked conversation among our students.
In much less eloquent words than he used, he spoke about the power and trustworthiness of the Gospel and how our world today has been shaped by the Gospel. In the ancient world, ideas of social justice or individualism did not exist - the powerful dominated the weak. But Jesus had an entirely different message for the ancient world: individuals do matter, everyone is equally valuable, and He found power in weakness. The Gospel was an entirely upside down message to the ancients and has changed the course of history!
Here is the recording of our last session if you'd like to watch!