Every fall we put out a bowl on our dining room table and fill it with fall colored cards. Near the bowl are pens with tacky fake fall flowers taped to them. Even when the kids were too little to write, they would draw pictures or dictate the things they were thankful for. One of our favorite things is to invite anyone who visits(family members, friends, fellow staff, students we are discipling, etc.) tocontribute to the “Grateful Bowl.” It is a blessing to pause and look throughall the ways God has worked in our lives and others over the years.
God is at work at Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC). Last month, we shared about some highlights from Fall Retreat (Sep 28-30th). Fall Retreat often marks a huge shift for our movements where the students’ language changes from “that’s what they do” to “this is what I do!” We’re watching this new identity grow among our SMC students. It is so exciting to see these students living it out by challenging one another to glorify God in all areas. Last week, as Pete drove a group of SMC guys to a city-wide Cru meeting at USC-Upstate, the conversation was filled with God-honoring challenge and conviction that was initiated by a student!! Please pray for continued growth in holiness, unity and boldness for SMC and all our Upstate movements!
We are grateful to God for you and your partnership that enables us to reach this next generation of leaders!!!