Final Push for Focal Point

Final Push for Focal Point

Have you ever stepped on an old ant pile and watched it come to life? Millions of the tiny terrors emerge in an instant and start repairing their home. Holes are reopened. Structures rebuilt. Tunnels dug. It’s the hustle and bustle of taking care of what needs to be done. That’s what our University family has been like for the last couple of weeks

Focal Point is coming, and many workers have come out of the woodwork to get things done. Construction. Cleaning. Collecting. It’s all going on right now, and it is a wonderful sight…more welcoming than swarming ants. Many hands make light work. Thank you to all who have put their hands to the plow. The end is in sight. There are some things that still need to be done before we welcome friends from all over central Texas and beyond. Cleaning is always needed. Justin and Jamie Parks do a wonderful job keeping up with the day-to-day cleaning. However, a deep clean leading up to Focal Point is in order. If you can help dust, sweep, mop, vacuum, or clean windows, please talk to Justin or Jamie to schedule a time to put your hands to the plow. Today is our last Sunday before Focal Point, and we need to start setting up chairs and tables to prepare for this event. While there will be some set up and shifting happening during Focal Point, we need to get the Annex ready for the Discipleship University Short Course for the youth on Saturday. There will also be a daily need to set up chairs for class then rearrange them for lunch. If you can help move tables and chairs, talk to Josh Moore to put your hands to that plow.

Speaking of moving, there will be a bookstore set up in the high school classroom. Wednesday night, after class, we will need many hands to move tables and chairs and unload the books for the store. Please plan on staying for a while after class Wednesday to put your hands to the plow. We are offering childcare for the 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 lessons. We need to get the rooms set up for the children. We also need volunteers that can help with the kids. The older children will have VBS style classes. Can you help prepare for these classes or take care of kids? Talk to Hanna Parker or Ashlyn Hooper about putting your hands to this plow.

We have a lot of snacks for attendees. The drinks are coming in, but we need more canned drinks. When you go shopping this week, pick up a few packs of drinks and bring them to the building. Your donations help make people’s time at Focal Point more enjoyable. Please consider putting your hands to this plow. This week, besides the last-minute details, don’t forget the most important thing you can do—pray. Pray for the speakers to have safe travels and to present God’s message with passion and love. Pray for the entire event that things might run smoothly, efficiently, and that attendees will be blessed. Pray for peace and love to rule each day as those of like precious faith gather. And don’t forget to pray for Wayne’s strength and sanity as he deals with all the logistics and details of each day.

Focal Point holds many possibilities and blessings for a lot of people. Yet, it could not be done without the support and work of everyone at University. Let’s keep our hands to the plow and finish strong.

-Sam Dilbeck


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