Saturday, May 15, 2021

The End to a Good Year

 Hi Everyone! 

We are now approaching the end of the school year and are wrapping up the year. This school year, though we were few, it was still a good experience filled with many memories of times that would not be forgotten. 


We finished most of our main classes this year well. With giving feedback and getting the feedback we ended our class with Many and Brandon well by ending off with some good advice and pointers that would be useful either for future ministry or workplaces. It was a great experience to be able to get to sit in class with them and learn from about the things that they have learned through doing ministry or even working in a regular job. 

New Testament is now finished as we have now read the entire bible and learned much from it. Being able to get the opportunity to read through the bible was one of the best experiences to be able to have. I don't still have a solidified understanding of it, but now I have a better foundation on what to consider when reading it and trying to understand what I'm reading. 


This past month in April we had Park Day. This day was a fun day we planned games and a small worship activity for our students. It was a good and fun day for everyone even the staff. 

We have reached the end of the semester this year with Richland and had an end-of-the-year party for our students that was filled with encouragements. It was fun to be able to get to see our students share and encourage each other as some students are transferring and others are staying for another year. Being able to be with the students of Richland this year has been a great and challenging experience with learning how to meet them where they are at and minister to them the best that I could. I will miss these students and will be praying for them as they figure what they want to do in their life and discover more about Jesus and the role He plays in their lives. 

Much Love, 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Start of Spring

 Hi Everyone! 

This past month has been on that is full of rest and the start of some new things. 

With classes, things have been going as per usual. In Mandy's class, we were assigned the task of finding a piece of art that we can just spend time meditating on and praying about that speaks to us about God and that was meaningful to do because I was able to do a different form of worship that I hadn't tried before. In our Spiritual Leadership class, we are still ongoing with Vulnerable Pastor and are almost done with the book, but something that has stuck out to me from the book was how we need to change the mold of what it means to be a leader. This was meaningful because when it comes to being a leader there is only one mold or perception that we think of and no thinks of how to break out that mold and touch others who would seem to have the least likely of leadership qualities, but are the best leaders one could find. 

In New Testament, this month we continue in Paul's epistles and learning more about what he had to say to the early churches. One of the things that we dived into this month in class was the New Paul Perspective and this was something that stretched me personally when it came to theology because it went completely over my head. However, it was good to learn something new and I found value in learning about something that I had never heard of before and stretching myself to try and understand what the NPP was about. 

Richland Focus

This last month we finish our series on Stuff Jesus Never said before spring break and it was encouraging to our students to be able to learn the differences between the things that the world tells them versus the things that Jesus says. Now we are venturing on to a new series of Getting to Choose, which is about being able to choose from following God and the different decisions that entail with that such as being able to choose to be a disciple, to change, to serve, etc. This series will be going on until the end of the school year. 


Be praying for Richland students that they have the motivation to finish the year out well and for those who are transferring to be able to make the decision they need to make. 

Thank you and much love!