Jan 20

I’m Back in the South!

I’m finally getting back into the swing of things here in Lafayette and there is so much to share! On January 1-5 we took a group of about 41 Ragin’ Cajuns to Dallas for a Summit that is put on by FOCUS. It was such an amazing experience, there were a total of about 3,000 people who were eager to learn more about the Lord and our Great Commision. Hearts were radically changed over the course of these 5 days, whether that was from our Adoration to the speakers, or their small groups to their sessions where they learned how to present the gospel to others. It was wild but, I got the chance to talk with many of our students about the highlights of their experience, I also had time to catch up with fellow missionaries from training. We shared many “war stories” about our campuses, the hard times that we all have gone through but also how the Lord has blessed our campuses.  It was great to meet the students that have been blessed to have my friends on their campus.

There are so many stories to share! Here is an article that seems to capture the realness of what SLS:


While I was there I was able to lead a group of women, all but one was greek and the other was an athlete, and help them to teach others and learn different techniques that would help them to share the good word of the Lord! Through them, I was reminded of why I am doing this, to go out and spread the word to all nations. Needless to say, these women helped to spark my heart back up to go out.

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One final thought y’all, in the words of Father Mike Schmidt who spoke at the Summit, he tells us as all Christians, “You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back.”

Thank you all for your love, prayers, and gifts. I can’t wait to share another semester with you!

With much love from Lafayette,


1 comment

  1. Heather&Greg

    Hi Brenna,

    We just read your latest update letter from LSU. Every part of your letter just makes our hearts soar with gladness knowing that you are doing such wonderful work in the name of Jesus Christ. So many of the media outlets report so much negativity regarding Christians and Pope Francis. It is so refreshing and important to read that the reality of what is taking place in the United States Universities has this bright core of young people that are living their faith in one of the most difficult times in our history. You and your fellow Christians are amazing and we are so very proud of you, but more importantly, Jesus has to be so very pleased that you are following His Great Commission.

    Heather and Greg Erpenbeck

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