Depths 2015 was the name of our fall retreat this year at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The retreat offered students opportunities to dive deeper into their relationship with God and learn more about who God really is and what he desires us to do. It was a good time to be removed from the distractions at school and be refreshed by God’s word and fellowship with peers.
Depths 2015 gave us an occasion to start praying for Beach Reach 2016. We were able to prayer-walk the street of South Padre Island, in preparation for what God is going to do during Beach Reach 2016.
Another project we took on was assisting two local churches with an outreach to their community. We helped Bethel Baptist Church with a block party outreach to the community, and our students invited people to attend and shared the gospel with them. Pastor Jorge Moreno reminded us, “We are the nets that God casts out to help bring people to his kingdom.” Our students left encouraged and moved by the words of encouragement from our brothers and sisters in Port Isabel.
Another group of students helped First Baptist Church Port Isabel with an outreach at the park. Some shared their testimonies. Others prayed for families. Other students helped distribute clothing and food to families. They helped meet both the physical and spiritual needs of the families in Port Isabel. Students left amazed at how God used them and their gifts at the park outreach.
Depths 2015 was an incredible experience and helped us all grow closer to God in various ways. A lot of our students were able to step out of their comfort zones and rely on God and his power. Our students were able to grow and truly examine their walks with Christ. We are excited about the things that God is doing at our campus and through our students.
Verenice Flores, a graduate of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, is serving with Go Now Missions as campus missionary intern at her alma mater.