#Repost @jonthesmaller ・・・70 days. Filled with ups and downs. Taco's, stolen hubcaps, ducks and rats, week long retreats, beach trips, night time patio sessions, grueling mission schedules, packed houses, fundraising, more taco's and joy. Today we said goodbye to our 6 summer interns here in Houston. It's a sad day but a hopeful one. They're amazing each in their own way, with their own personality quirks and sorrow, hopes and dreams. The thing that resonates with me the most upon their leaving, isn't just how the youth have responded to them, but how they've responded to the community. They will truly change the world. How do I know this? Because they have changed our world. Technically we are now 6 people short, and the gap can be felt. But more permanently our hearts are more full having worked so intimately with these 6 young, passionate women. It's amazing what God can do in such a small window like 70 days. He used this short time to create memories and friendships that will persevere. He used this short time to speak in a new way to youth, missionaries, missionaries families, fathers, mothers, priests and neighborhood folk. Most importantly, he created a community of people heading back to the grind of college schedules and job searching, who at the very least have been brought together to experience him in a new and radical way through this vehicle of missioning together. It is equal parts pretty and messy, but 100% blessed. 70 days for a lifetime of friendship that would have probably never been formed on its own. 70 days of family and community that wouldn't have otherwise existed. Thank you Cristina, Marge, Madison, Julie, Morgan and Annie. There is a house on bumpy bob that will erupt in joy having you walk up the driveway and scare us with the garage light. You are always welcome here, and yea, we'll have tacos. I love you all very much and can't wait to see you again. Thank you for all you've done for our missions, but a special thank you for all you've done for me and my family. You're the best. PS – And thanks hawk for being a human selfie stick.

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admin#Repost @jonthesmaller ・・・70 days. Filled with ups and downs. Taco's, stolen hubcaps, ducks and rats, week long retreats, beach trips, night time patio sessions, grueling mission schedules, packed houses, fundraising, more taco's and joy. Today we said goodbye to our 6 summer interns here in Houston. It's a sad day but a hopeful one. They're amazing each in their own way, with their own personality quirks and sorrow, hopes and dreams. The thing that resonates with me the most upon their leaving, isn't just how the youth have responded to them, but how they've responded to the community. They will truly change the world. How do I know this? Because they have changed our world. Technically we are now 6 people short, and the gap can be felt. But more permanently our hearts are more full having worked so intimately with these 6 young, passionate women. It's amazing what God can do in such a small window like 70 days. He used this short time to create memories and friendships that will persevere. He used this short time to speak in a new way to youth, missionaries, missionaries families, fathers, mothers, priests and neighborhood folk. Most importantly, he created a community of people heading back to the grind of college schedules and job searching, who at the very least have been brought together to experience him in a new and radical way through this vehicle of missioning together. It is equal parts pretty and messy, but 100% blessed. 70 days for a lifetime of friendship that would have probably never been formed on its own. 70 days of family and community that wouldn't have otherwise existed. Thank you Cristina, Marge, Madison, Julie, Morgan and Annie. There is a house on bumpy bob that will erupt in joy having you walk up the driveway and scare us with the garage light. You are always welcome here, and yea, we'll have tacos. I love you all very much and can't wait to see you again. Thank you for all you've done for our missions, but a special thank you for all you've done for me and my family. You're the best. PS – And thanks hawk for being a human selfie stick.

I had such an amazing summer with St John Fisher and the whole Adore community. Through bible studies, youth nights, and every other opportunity to spend time with others, this community has inspired me. I am going to miss being around all of the great people I met this summer, but I can't wait to share this #lifeofjoy with even more people when I return home.

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adminI had such an amazing summer with St John Fisher and the whole Adore community. Through bible studies, youth nights, and every other opportunity to spend time with others, this community has inspired me. I am going to miss being around all of the great people I met this summer, but I can't wait to share this #lifeofjoy with even more people when I return home.

This afternoon we got snow cones at Gabby's with a few of the teens. It's crazy to think that this is the same place I went on day one of my mission to meet teens. Between that first day and now my love for all of them has grown immensely and they have truly given me a #lifeofjoy

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adminThis afternoon we got snow cones at Gabby's with a few of the teens. It's crazy to think that this is the same place I went on day one of my mission to meet teens. Between that first day and now my love for all of them has grown immensely and they have truly given me a #lifeofjoy

Hi everyone! My name is Cristina. I was born and raised in the greater Houston area and graduated from the University of St. Thomas in May with a degree in Theology. I'm passionate about empowering teens in their identity in Christ, which has led me to want to become a youth minister. I can't wait to share my #lifeofjoy with you!

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adminHi everyone! My name is Cristina. I was born and raised in the greater Houston area and graduated from the University of St. Thomas in May with a degree in Theology. I'm passionate about empowering teens in their identity in Christ, which has led me to want to become a youth minister. I can't wait to share my #lifeofjoy with you!