Hey Everybody! Hope you’re all doing well, making decent grades, having a lot of fun, etc, etc. This is going to be a shorter post this month, but I do want to let you all know what’s been going on back home.
As most of you are probably aware, Peachtree is getting ready to open up its new Student Ministries building, The Lodge! It’s right across the street from the sanctuary and it’s awesome. We’ve just gotten our certificate of occupancy, which means that we can go over there and look at all the cool stuff inside. There’s going to be a cafe downstairs where we will be selling, literally, the world’s best coffee, as rated by Savour Magazine. We just hired Garrett Brown, a trendy, coffeehouse-type-guy, to manage the cafe and everything is kicking off this Sunday, Nov. 2.
All of the Student ministries programs are getting ready for the morning, and I’m getting ready for our 1st Night Concert Sunday night. Micah Dalton & Ryan Horne will be playing their own music in the HS room/killer concert venue, and it’s totally for free … So if ya’ll can make it back this weekend, that would be really awesome.
One other cool thing happening with college ministry is the planning of our spring break mission trip to Honduras. We will be taking 15 students on a trip from March 14 – 21, 2009 to Pena Blanca, Honduras, and partnering with Salt & Light Ministry there for a week of construction, evangelism, and encouraging the local church. IF YOUR COLLEGE HAS THE SAME SPRING BREAK, WE WANT YOU TO COME WITH US!!! So let me know if you’re interested and I’ll get you more info.
We’re also in the early stages of planning for a two-week college trip to Kenya this summer, so be thinking about that as well.
As for you, I hope that you are all finding purpose in your time at college, be it with learning, or relationships, or self-discovery/growth, etc. If you are having a hard time finding that purpose, let me encourage you to take it upon yourself to create it. Find a person or a group of people to serve, or try to work on recognizing your own sin & brokenness and work alongside God in trying to remove that from your life … or maybe look for some field of study that you are passionate about and really pour into that with a goal of using your knowledge for good in the world someday.
God cares about all of those things, and God cares about you and made you for a purpose!
I hope that you all know how much we care about you here at Peachtree and want the best for you. If you can make it home this weekend, we’d love to see you. If not, we’ll have a breakfast for you all on the Sunday after Thanksgiving and a Christmas party in December.
Peace & Hair Grease