Summer Updates

Hey all,
It's been a little while since I last sent out an update, I hope this one finds you all well and COVID free. As we're all well aware, life is still happening despite all of the changes, and I wanted to update you on what ministry has been like for these past couple months.

  1. Virtual/in person. We've been blessed to be able to continue doing ministry given the technology that we have. Dallas is a hotspot for Covid-19 cases, but in the midst of that, we've been able to continue to reach out to students. It has definitely been more difficult. Our students feel like so many people right now - isolated. So it makes phone calls, streaming of worship services and preaching, and interactions that we can safely have in person so much more meaningful. It's in these times I'm reminded of how good we normally have it and how much of that we take for granted.  
    Our services we have moved to streaming online, which has been a new challenge but going very well!

2. Student Leadership Training:
We normally send a group of students up to Washington state this time of year for leadership training, but this time we had to do that ourselves! We spent three days with a group of about 60-70 students from across our campuses doing leadership classes over streaming and discussion groups in zoom. It truly was a special time and I really appreciated the hearts and minds that shared and learned in that time. 

3. Fundraising. 
Fundraising is what a lot of my time over the summer is spent on. I am currently only $400 dollars a month away from my goal! Praise God for His provision. If you would be praying for this last leg of fundraising between now and August, I would greatly appreciate it. If you know of anyone else who might be interested in joining my team and supporting a campus pastor and ministry to college students, please let me know!

Thank you guys so much for your support and prayers, and please let me know if there's anything specific you need prayer for in this time. 

Ryan Bristow


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