The past few weeks have been pretty intense. Chi Alpha at Texas State currently has about five people on staff including Austin and myself. Prior to school beginning, we have been getting together to nail down our events and details for our Leadership Retreat, which happened this past weekend.
Last Wednesday and Thursday, we had a great group of Chi Alphans (that's what I call our members :) show up to Jackson Dormitory to move Freshmen into their rooms. We worked from 10 am- 4 pm both days. We had such a fun time getting to know both the parents and the students. We worked so hard that the next day many of us were sore from all of the lifting, but it was worth it to see how gracious the families were to have help.
Our leadership team consists of 24 students and our meeting went well. This past weekend we also went to a freshmen even called "Sandwich Showdown" where student organizations could set up tables and information about their organization. We had about eight to ten people from our organization talking to students, interacting with other campus ministries, and getting the word out about our upcoming BBQ.
We had an event yesterday called College Survival 101 where we invited new students to ask questions about college. We had a panel of students that offered practical advice on school. We alsotold them the best places to eat in San Marcos and the fun things to do in the area. This was our first time attempting anything like this and it turned out successful. We met eight students who were really excited and interested in becoming a part of Chi Alpha.
In worship news, our worship team is playing our Annual BBQ this Thursday so we have been practicing the past few nights. We're also playing at a church in Seguin for a high school Back to School Concert. This is the part of my ministry that comes easier to me than other parts because I love music and I love the group of worshippers that I have the priviledge of playing with every week, so I have a lot of fun in this area.
So we have a lot going on and I'm pretty sure things won't slow down for another two weeks or so but I am having a blast!
Pray for our BBQ tomorrow. We usually get about 400 students to come and this is where we have met many of our current members, so we're praying for great things to happen tomorrow!