Peter’s Baptism; Prayers for the Barton family; Harvest Party this Sunday; Special Sunday Services; Honoring our Missionaries (UCC Family News, 10-25-18)

Peter Jarvis Baptism

Peter’s Baptism!
Peter Jarvis was baptized by Dusty Breeding in the Pacific Ocean after morning worship on Sunday! We are so proud of Peter and celebrate his faith decision alongside his wonderful family.

Prayers for Sara Barton & her family
Sara Barton’s mother passed away Sunday morning. Our hearts are with Sara at this difficult time. Please be in constant prayer for Sara and her family.

All-Church Harvest Party this Sunday!
Please join us for our annual Harvest Party at the Warwar house (4188 Ventavo Rd, Moorpark, CA) this Sunday (October 28) immediately after our morning church service, starting at approximately noon. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided, so please bring a side dish and a dessert. Anyone (kids, college students, and resident members) who would like to join a pumpkin carving contest should bring their own pumpkins and carving tools. If college students need a ride to Moorpark, please contact Lily Spirtos ahead of time. Drivers, please be sure to park on the side of the road next to the Warwar’s house to keep from inconveniencing their neighbors.

Special Service this Sunday
Following last week’s sermon emphasis on singing, this Sunday’s worship services are built around songs. There will be no traditional sermon or children’s worship. Everyone is invited to consider attending both services (10:15am in Elkins and 5pm in Stauffer) since each will feature different songs and different musical styles.

Benevolence Sunday on November 4
Our annual collection for serving the poor and marginalized in our community and world is coming up on Sunday, November 4. We will continue to highlight some of the organizations that we support through this contribution this Sunday in anticipation of our collection on November 4. Please be planning for this special day.

Special Agape Feast Service on November 11
Instead of meeting in Elkins on Sunday morning, November 11, we are planning a special “Agape Feast” service and meal in Jocelyn Plaza that day at 10:30am. The Agape Feast was a practice in the Early Church (see Jude 1:12), and we are excited to follow that example by sharing a communal meal that culminates in the Lord’s Supper. Chris Doran, Al Sturgeon, Kanet Thomas, and Eric Wilson are working together with other UCC members to plan this special day. More information will come later, but for now we would like to collect RSVPs as best we can as well as information on food allergies as we plan for this special feast. Please share your RSVP and any food allergies to al.sturgeon@pepperdine.edu.

Shelby Warwar’s Wedding Shower
There will be a brunch honoring Shelby Warwar on Saturday, November 17, at 10am at Patty Atkisson’s home (30407 Passageway Place, Agoura Hills, CA, 91301). Shelby is registered at Theknot.com and the group gift will be a money tree. Diana Maiorca, Carolyn Nicks, and Patty Atkisson will accept gifts.

Wedding Invitation
Shelby Warwar and Teller Emmer would like to invite members of the University Church of Christ to their wedding on December 2, 2018 at Limoneira Ranch in Santa Paula. The ceremony will take place at 2pm with a reception to follow at the same site. Please RSVP here by November 2, 2018.

Honoring Our Missionaries
We are excited to announce that two of the missionaries we support, Mindi Aleme and Joseph Dzamesi, have been selected as outstanding alumni abroad! Click here to read the full article.

Pepperdine Legacy Partners Fall Festival
Pepperdine Legacy Partners (formerly AWP) is hosting their annual Fall Festival on Friday, November 2, 10am – 2pm, in the Hahn Fireside Room.

Prayers:
-Sara Barton, as she grieves the loss of her mother.
-Peter Thompson & family, for strength and healing.
-Rob Terrell, who is back in the hospital, for health & healing.
-Ann Warford, facing health challenges.
-Kimberly Hebert, for healing & recovery following surgery.
-Sydnie Anderson, for recovery from knee surgery.
-Heng Seah, who is recovering from pneumonia.
-Leonard Markiewicz, diagnosed with stage 3 cancer (friend of Reagan Brewster)
-Sion Sameto, David and Pat Dowdey’s friend.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie James’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father, who is living with ALS.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia & Kenya), Joseph Dzamesi (Ghana), Igor Egirev (Russia); and the mission organizations we support: Let’s Start Talking (worldwide), Made in the Streets (Kenya), and Predisan (Honduras).

Upcoming Events:
-October 25: Kids Club
-October 25: The Well
-October 27: Young Adult Mystery Dinner Party
-October 28: All-Church Harvest Party
-October 31: Youth Group Halloween Party
-November 2-4: Impact Middle School Retreat
-November 4: Benevolence Sunday
-November 9: Dinner & Movie Women’s Fellowship Event
-November 9: Babysitting Night
-November 10: Men’s Ministry Go Ruck Challenge
-November 11: Agape Feast in Jocelyn Plaza
-November 17: Shelby Warwar’s Wedding Shower
-November 18: Senior Sunday
-December 2: Shelby Warwar and Teller Emmer’s Wedding
-December 15: Christmas Run (Santa Monica/Venice)
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party

Stats:
Attendance (October 21): 191 (a.m.) & 74 (p.m.)
Contribution (October 21): $5,256.75
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,360.31

Fall Semester Bible Classes for All Ages
-Adult class in the Kresge Reading Room of the Payson Library
-Youth group will continue the Survey of the Old Testament at Dusty’s condo (24358 Baxter Dr)
-Our children’s classes will study the Old Testament prophets:
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Rachel Jolly (Plaza 190)
* K-3rd grades: Julia Held (Plaza 189)
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 188)

Servant Leaders (2018-2019)
Please contact an individual leader if you are interested in serving on her or his respective team. If you need contact information, please email church@pepperdine.edu:

Servant leaders related to our Sunday gatherings:
Acappella Music: Scott Reynolds
Adult Education: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer
Hospitality: Greg Warwar
Technology: Randy Coppinger
Worship Coordinator: Shannon Warwar
Worship Design: Sara Barton & Eric Wilson

Servant leaders related to our family life:
Benevolence: Amy & Chris Doran; Katy & Peter Thompson
Families: Brad & Liz Mancuso
Finance: Paul Jones
Life Together: Steve Rouse & Kanet Thomas
Men’s & Women’s: Lee Morgan & Jenny Parmelee
Missions: Susan Giboney (interim)
Prayer: Kari Coppinger
Seniors: David Baird
Young Adults: Phill DuVentre

UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Website: http://www.uccmalibu.com
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504

Evening Beach Service; Annual Harvest Party; Benevolence Sunday; Agape Feast; Wedding Invitation (UCC Family News, 10-18-18)

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Evening Beach Service on October 21
Our evening worship service will move to Zuma Beach (at Tower 1, next to the building that has restrooms) this Sunday, October 21. Please make plans to join us at 5pm for this special opportunity to worship together by the ocean.

Annual Harvest Party on October 28
Please join us for our annual Harvest Party at the Warwar house (4188 Ventavo Rd, Moorpark, CA) on October 28 immediately after our morning church service, starting at approximately noon. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided, so please bring a side dish and a dessert. Anyone (kids, college students, and resident members) who would like to join a pumpkin carving contest should bring their own pumpkins and carving tools. If college students need a ride to Moorpark, please contact Lily Spirtos ahead of time. Drivers, please be sure to park on the side of the road next to the Warwar’s house to keep from inconveniencing their neighbors.

Benevolence Sunday on November 4
Our annual collection for serving the poor and marginalized in our community and world is coming up on Sunday, November 4. We will continue to highlight some of the organizations that we support through this contribution this Sunday in anticipation of our collection on November 4. Please be planning for this special day.

Save the Date: Women’s Ministry Dinner & Movie Night (November 9)
Save the date for Dinner and a Movie with the Women’s Fellowship ministry. The event will be Friday, November 9th at 6pm at the Gash home.

Special Agape Feast Service on November 11
This is early notice that instead of meeting in Elkins on Sunday morning, November 11, we are planning a special “Agape Feast” service and meal in Jocelyn Plaza that day at 10:30am. The Agape Feast was a practice in the Early Church (see Jude 1:12), and we are excited to follow that example by sharing a communal meal that culminates in the Lord’s Supper. Chris Doran, Al Sturgeon, Kanet Thomas, and Eric Wilson are working together with other UCC members to plan this special day. More information will come later, but for now we would like to collect RSVPs as best we can as well as information on food allergies as we plan for this special feast. Please share your RSVP and any food allergies to al.sturgeon@pepperdine.edu.

Wedding Invitation
Shelby Warwar and Teller Emmer would like to invite members of the University Church of Christ to their wedding on December 2, 2018 at Limoneira Ranch in Santa Paula. The ceremony will take place at 2pm with a reception to follow at the same site. Please RSVP here by November 2, 2018.

Prayers:
-Peter Thompson, for health and healing.
-Rob Terrell, for health and healing.
-Ann Warford, facing health challenges.
-Kimberly Hebert, for a medical procedure on Monday, healing, and recovery.
-Sydnie Anderson, for recovery from knee surgery.
-Heng Seah, who is recovering from pneumonia.
-Leonard Markiewicz, diagnosed with stage 3 cancer (friend of Reagan Brewster)
-Sion Sameto, David and Pat Dowdey’s friend.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie James’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father, who is living with ALS.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia & Kenya), Joseph Dzamesi (Ghana), Igor Egirev (Russia); and the mission organizations we support: Let’s Start Talking (worldwide), Made in the Streets (Kenya), and Predisan (Honduras).

Upcoming Events:
-October 18: Kids Club
-October 18: The Well
-October 20: Youth Group Scary Movie Night
-October 21: Leadership Retreat (Elders, Ministry Staff, Servant Leaders)
-October 21: Evening Beach Service
-October 27: Young Adult Mystery Dinner Party
-October 28: All-Church Harvest Party
-October 31: Youth Group Halloween Party
-November 2-4: Impact Middle School Retreat
-November 4: Benevolence Sunday
-November 9: Dinner & Movie Women’s Fellowship Event
-November 9: Babysitting Night
-November 10: Men’s Ministry Go Ruck Challenge
-November 11: Agape Feast in Jocelyn Plaza
-November 17: Shelby Warwar’s Wedding Shower
-November 18: Senior Sunday
-December 2: Shelby Warwar and Teller Emmer’s Wedding
-December 15: Christmas Run (Santa Monica/Venice)
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party

Stats:
Attendance (October 14): 274 (a.m.) & 45 (p.m.)
Contribution (October 14): $10,461.02
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,411.62

Fall Semester Bible Classes for All Ages
-Adult class in the Kresge Reading Room of the Payson Library
-Youth group will continue the Survey of the Old Testament at Dusty’s condo (24358 Baxter Dr)
-Our children’s classes will study the Old Testament prophets:
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Rachel Jolly (Plaza 190)
* K-3rd grades: Julia Held (Plaza 189)
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 188)

Servant Leaders (2018-2019)
Please contact an individual leader if you are interested in serving on her or his respective team. If you need contact information, please email church@pepperdine.edu:

Servant leaders related to our Sunday gatherings:
Acappella Music: Scott Reynolds
Adult Education: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer
Hospitality: Greg Warwar
Technology: Randy Coppinger
Worship Coordinator: Shannon Warwar
Worship Design: Sara Barton & Eric Wilson

Servant leaders related to our family life:
Benevolence: Amy & Chris Doran; Katy & Peter Thompson
Families: Brad & Liz Mancuso
Finance: Paul Jones
Life Together: Steve Rouse & Kanet Thomas
Men’s & Women’s: Lee Morgan & Jenny Parmelee
Missions: Susan Giboney (interim)
Prayer: Kari Coppinger
Seniors: David BairdYoung Adults: Phill DuVentre

UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Website: http://www.uccmalibu.com
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504

Update from Peter & Katy; Benevolence Sunday Approaches; Wedding Invitation; Evening Beach Service; Annual Harvest Party; Agape Feast (UCC Family News, 10-11-18)

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Won by One will be leading our Sunday morning worship this Sunday!

Update from Peter & Katy
Dear church family, the following note is from Katy. In addition, I (Al) ask that we all guard our conversations so as to protect their precious children and be sure to approach Peter & Katy with positivity and support (instead of sorrow and sympathy). Here is Katy’s note: “Thank you for waiting and praying alongside us as we waited on pathology results and then took some time to process as a family. We learned about a week ago that Peter’s tumor was a grade 4 glioblastoma (don’t google it!). This is a very aggressive type and requires radiation and chemo starting right away. We have felt a whole range of emotions over the last week. We are ready to face this thing head on and are choosing to face it optimistically. We welcome your support, encouragement and prayers. We love you all!”

Benevolence Sunday Approaches
Our annual collection for serving the poor and marginalized in our community and world is coming up on Sunday, November 4. Starting this Sunday, we will highlight some of the organizations that we support through this contribution in anticipation of our collection on November 4. Please be planning for this special day.

Wedding Invitation
Shelby Warwar and Teller Emmer would like to invite members of the University Church of Christ to their wedding on December 2, 2018 at Limoneira Ranch in Santa Paula. The ceremony will take place at 2pm with a reception to follow at the same site. Please RSVP here by November 2, 2018.

Evening Beach Service on October 21
Our evening worship service will move to Westward Beach (at Tower 1, next to the building that has restrooms) for one evening on Sunday, October 21. Please make plans to join us at 5pm for this special opportunity to worship together by the ocean.

Annual Harvest Party on October 28
Please join us for our annual Harvest Party at the Warwar house (4188 Ventavo Rd, Moorpark, CA) on October 28 immediately after our morning church service, starting at approximately noon. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided, so please bring a side dish and a dessert. Anyone (kids, college students, and resident members) who would like to join a pumpkin carving contest should bring their own pumpkins and carving tools. If college students need a ride to Moorpark, please contact Lily Spirtos ahead of time. Drivers, please be sure to park on the side of the road next to the Warwar’s house to keep from inconveniencing their neighbors.

Special Agape Feast Service on November 11
This is early notice that instead of meeting in Elkins on Sunday morning, November 11, we are planning a special “Agape Feast” service and meal in Jocelyn Plaza that day at 10:30am. The Agape Feast was a practice in the Early Church (see Jude 1:12), and we are excited to follow that example by sharing a communal meal that culminates in the Lord’s Supper. Chris Doran, Al Sturgeon, Kanet Thomas, and Eric Wilson are working together with other UCC members to plan this special day. More information will come later, but for now we would like to collect RSVPs as best we can as well as information on food allergies as we plan for this special feast. Please share your RSVP and any food allergies to al.sturgeon@pepperdine.edu.

Prayers:
-Peter Thompson & family, for strength and healing.
-Rob Terrell, for test results and recovery from surgery.
-Ann Warford, facing health challenges.
-Heng Seah, who is recovering from pneumonia.
-Leonard Markiewicz, diagnosed with stage 3 cancer (friend of Reagan Brewster)
-Sion Sameto, David and Pat Dowdey’s friend.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie James’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father, who is living with ALS.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia & Kenya), Joseph Dzamesi (Ghana), Igor Egirev (Russia); and the mission organizations we support: Let’s Start Talking (worldwide), Made in the Streets (Kenya), and Predisan (Honduras).

Upcoming Events:
-October 11: Kids Club
-October 11: The Well
-October 14: Won By One Leads Songs in Morning Worship
-October 14: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-October 20: Youth Group Scary Movie Night
-October 21: Leadership Retreat (Elders, Ministry Staff, Servant Leaders)
-October 21: Evening Beach Service
-October 27: Young Adult Mystery Dinner Party
-October 28: All-Church Harvest Party
-October 31: Youth Group Halloween Party
-November 2-4: Impact Middle School Retreat
-November 4: Benevolence Sunday
-November 10: Men’s Ministry Go Ruck Challenge
-November 11: Agape Feast in Jocelyn Plaza
-November 17: Shelby Warwar’s Wedding Shower
-December 15: Christmas Run (Santa Monica/Venice)
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party

Stats:
Attendance (October 7): 220 (a.m.) & 49 (p.m.)
Contribution (October 7): $9,562.29
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,335.39

Fall Semester Bible Classes for All Ages
-Adult class in the Kresge Reading Room of the Payson Library
-Youth group will continue the Survey of the Old Testament at Dusty’s condo (24358 Baxter Dr)
-Our children’s classes will study the Old Testament prophets:
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Rachel Jolly (Plaza 190)
* K-3rd grades: Julia Held (Plaza 189)
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 188)

Servant Leaders (2018-2019)
Please contact an individual leader if you are interested in serving on her or his respective team. If you need contact information, please email church@pepperdine.edu:

Servant leaders related to our Sunday gatherings:
Acappella Music: Scott Reynolds
Adult Education: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer
Hospitality: Greg Warwar
Technology: Randy Coppinger
Worship Coordinator: Shannon Warwar
Worship Design: Sara Barton & Eric Wilson

Servant leaders related to our family life:
Benevolence: Amy & Chris Doran; Katy & Peter Thompson
Families: Brad & Liz Mancuso
Finance: Paul Jones
Life Together: Steve Rouse & Kanet Thomas
Men’s & Women’s: Lee Morgan & Jenny Parmelee
Missions: Susan Giboney (interim)
Prayer: Kari Coppinger
Seniors: David Baird
Young Adults: Phill DuVentre

UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Website: http://www.uccmalibu.com
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504

UCC Squads; Special Agape Feast (UCC Family News, 10-4-18)

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Thank you, Brad Griffin, for taking some excellent photos of our Youth Group Family Devotional last week!

UCC Squads
Want to have a great time with awesome people doing the things you love most? If so…check out the new UCC Squads! Our interest-based small group ministry offers a variety of activities to provide fun and fellowship for all. Go to http://www.uccmalibu.com to see the details about getting plugged in!

Special Agape Feast Service on November 11
This is early notice that instead of meeting in Elkins on Sunday morning, November 11, we are planning a special “Agape Feast” service and meal in Jocelyn Plaza that day at 10:30am. The Agape Feast was a practice in the Early Church (see Jude 1:12), and we are excited to follow that example by sharing a communal meal that culminates in the Lord’s Supper. Chris Doran, Al Sturgeon, Kanet Thomas, and Eric Wilson are working together with other UCC members to plan this special day. More information will come later, but for now we would like to collect RSVPs as best we can as well as information on food allergies as we plan for this special feast. Please share your RSVP and any food allergies to al.sturgeon@pepperdine.edu.

Prayers:
-Peter Thompson, for health and healing.
-Rob Terrell, for test results and recovery from surgery.
-Ann Warford, facing health challenges.
-Heng Seah, who is recovering from pneumonia.
-Leonard Markiewicz, diagnosed with stage 3 cancer (friend of Reagan Brewster)
-Sion Sameto, David and Pat Dowdey’s friend.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie James’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father, who is living with ALS.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia & Kenya), Joseph Dzamesi (Ghana), Igor Egirev (Russia); and the mission organizations we support: Let’s Start Talking (worldwide), Made in the Streets (Kenya), and Predisan (Honduras).

Upcoming Events:
-October 4: Kids Club
-October 4: The Well
-October 7: Senior Sunday at the Brock House (6-8 PM)
-October 14: Won By One Leads Songs in Morning Worship
-October 14: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-October 21: Leadership Retreat (Elders, Ministry Staff, Servant Leaders)
-October 21: Evening Beach Service
-October 27: Young Adult Mystery Dinner Party
-October 28: All-Church Harvest Party
-November 2-4: Impact Middle School Retreat
-November 4: Benevolence Sunday
-November 10: Men’s Ministry Go Ruck Challenge
-November 11: Agape Feast in Jocelyn Plaza
-November 17: Shelby Warwar’s Wedding Shower
-December 15: Christmas Run (Santa Monica/Venice)
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party

Stats:
Attendance (September 30): 214 (a.m.) & 45 (p.m.)
Contribution (September 30): $11,297.58
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,278.28

Fall Semester Bible Classes for All Ages
-Adult class in the Kresge Reading Room of the Payson Library
-Youth group will continue the Survey of the Old Testament at Dusty’s condo (24358 Baxter Dr)
-Our children’s classes will study the Old Testament prophets:
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Rachel Jolly (Plaza 190)
* K-3rd grades: Julia Held (Plaza 189)
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 188)

Servant Leaders (2018-2019)
Please contact an individual leader if you are interested in serving on her or his respective team. If you need contact information, please email church@pepperdine.edu:

Servant leaders related to our Sunday gatherings:
Acappella Music: Scott Reynolds
Adult Education: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer
Hospitality: Greg Warwar
Technology: Randy Coppinger
Worship Coordinator: Shannon Warwar
Worship Design: Sara Barton & Eric Wilson

Servant leaders related to our family life:
Benevolence: Amy & Chris Doran; Katy & Peter Thompson
Families: Brad & Liz Mancuso
Finance: Paul Jones
Life Together: Steve Rouse & Kanet Thomas
Men’s & Women’s: Lee Morgan & Jenny Parmelee
Missions: Susan Giboney (interim)
Prayer: Kari Coppinger
Seniors: David Baird
Young Adults: Phill DuVentre

UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Website: http://www.uccmalibu.com
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504

Humans of UCC // Meet Rachel Yoshimura!

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We are bringing back the “Humans of UCC” segment of this blog! Everyone, meet Rachel Yoshimura. She is a beautiful, radiant member of our church family as well as Campus Ministry’s Graduate Apprentice. 

1. What do you enjoy most about being the CM graduate apprentice?
I’m surrounded by gifted and passionate people on our CM team. I have the privilege of helping make our Team Leaders’ and Campus Ministers’ visions come to fruition.

2. What is one fun fact about you?
I learned to surf before I could swim.

3. What is one particular area of your life where you see God moving right now?
I see God moving in my understanding of His grace. God’s grace became a watered-down term to me, but lately God has been making me think deeply about His grace. His grace is so confusing to me – How does God forgive the weight of all our sin and want to partner with us in His ministry? Why does he do these things? I’ve been left in beautiful and confusing awe at these questions. Our God is truly unfathomable.

4. Is there anything our church family can be praying over you?
Please pray that God would teach me more about serving humbly and that He would continue to shape me according to His calling on my life.