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Let me just say that the start of the semester is coming quickly. Very quickly. School starts next week! I am so ready for everything to start up. Previous interns have told me that August is the busiest month of the year, and I believe it. We’ve been busy scheduling, buying stuff, and checking off to-do lists.
Cait in particular has a lot on her plate. She needs to make sure that fliers get designed and ordered, signs get painted, sidewalks get chalked, and the website gets updated. In the middle of that, she’s moving!
I’ve been figuring out snacks for meetings and shopping around for the best deals. And I’ve realized that time management is going to be crucial for this job….so I’ve been trying to get a schedule together. And a budget. Sigh.
And Rannon? Well, he just got back from Caswell and has not contributed anything to the intern team so far. As Joe (our leader) said, he doesn’t have his priorities straight. Just kidding…. we love him and he’s going to be great. When he starts working. *cough cough*

On Monday morning we’ll be heading out to campus and starting survey booths at 9 am. We use the survey booths to meet students during the first week of classes. We want to talk to people (especially freshmen!) right away and let them know about Mission 28. So a group of us – the interns and others in M28 – will be at a specific location on campus for several hours each day asking passing students to fill out a short survey. Basically we want to get their contact information and find out if they are interested in Big Meetings or ODs. The motivation to fill one out (besides our smiling faces?) is that everyone who fills out a survey has a chance to win an iPad. That’s right, an iPad. We’ll raffle it off at our first Big Meeting on September 2. The only way to win it is to be there, so we’re hoping that a lot of people will show up at the meeting that night.

Then that Friday night we’re having a Hootenanny! We’ll be on the front field at UNCC cooking hot dogs and playing basketball on a giant slip-n-slide. We’ve done this for the past two years, and it’s been a great opportunity to meet even more students and hang out with the ones we’ve met at survey booths. Plus it’s a ton of fun.

So that’s what’s coming up soon! Please continue to pray for us and for the first week! Pray that God would open students’ hearts to talk with us and to hear the gospel.

Anna

Lots of things running through my head.

A few weeks ago, our intern team got together for some planning meetings. They went really well and we got a lot done. But as we’re sitting in our meeting, discussing our jobs, I realize just how much work is ahead of me. It’s a lot. And, if I’m honest, I’m a little overwhelmed. Normally, when I have a task ahead of me, I tend to assume control and try to get things done. Kind of a “thank you Lord, I’ll let you know if I need help” type of attitude, if you know what I mean. Even if those aren’t the words I’m saying, I’m counting on my ability to succeed instead of recognizing my inability, my history of failures. It’s a tough place to be. Tough because I CAN’T do anything on my own strength. But “my grace is sufficient for you.

This song sums up my cry as the start of school draws ever nearer:

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness.

I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.

Pray with us for the hearts of the students we’ll come in contact with. For our hearts. For our team. Our mission. May God be glorified.