Imagine the impact of 130+ people coming to Fall Conference and committing to radically trust God! Had an amazing time at Fall Conference. Excited to see what the Lord is doing. Grateful to work with this amazing staff team!
Birthday surprise at The Dog Cafe! ------------------
"Brian, close your eyes, we are going to surprise you." We drive down to Echo Park. With my eyes still closed, we enter the store. IDs given, waivers being signed, what's going on? Walk out of the store and into another, eyes still closed, where all of a sudden, I hear the sound of dogs barking. Open my eyes, and greeted with all these dogs! Thank you roomies 🐶🐺🐕
3.5 miles. 113 degree heat. We made it!
Ivan: "Do you guys want to go on a morning hike?" Me: "Sure, it depends on the heat though." Alan: "What if we go somewhere in Santa Monica, I'm sure it'll be cooler there." After an hour of driving, we made it to Circle X Ranch (sort of Santa Monica, but deep inside the mountains where we couldn't see any water). We got out of the car and see these warning signs "Please consider not hiking today. Make sure to have 6 bottles of water per person." We only had 1-2 bottles each, and thought to ourselves, "We already made it this far already, why turn back." Going down the trail was easy. Going up the trail while it kept getting hotter and hotter was torture. After multiple rest breaks and running out of water, we made it! Even after all the heat, glad to get out of the house and be with friends. #alanwaswrong#dogsdontsweat
It's been a crazy couple of days since school has started! Grateful for a day of rest, time alone, and some nice avacado toast with some of my student leaders. 📸: @samuelsunito
Hmm. 🤔 What would it look like if I had a succulent wall at home?
Congratulations Lishan, Harrison, and Cerina! It's been an honor mentoring you this past year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Harrison, you are not forgotten! I remember the first time meeting you in Mark study as a spring admit. Who would have imaged that you would become an amazingly humble leader that would then lead a team of other students to love and serve upperclassmen, spring admits, and transfer students. Thank you for your joy, secret servanthood, and your love for food. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Cerina, you are amazing! My first impression of you was at Mark study during January Jumpstart where you spurred your class to love and reach those who were different. You have grown to be an amazing leader and mentor figure to many in IVTCF. Thank you for sacrificially loving others, always being quick to serve, and your love for acai bowls. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Lishan! It's been an honor mentoring you for the past 2 years. My first impression of you was Ivan raving about how awesome you were. He was right! The past two years have been a rollercoaster of ups and downs. I've admired you endurance, your ability to interpret, and pursuit of God. Thank you for constantly loving others, your perseverance, and the small little gifts from Asia every year! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Congratulations Shawn! You graduated. It's been an honoring mentoring you since freshman year, when you had blond hair - 4 years! Thank you for your funny faces in every photo, except this one, leading the fellowship in worship the past 3 years, and leading Mark Study together your senior year. I'm excited to see how God uses you on staff at USC! #IVTCF#intervarsity#usc#worldchanger#worshipleader#usc#justdoit@shawnhalimmusic
Congratulations Bryan, you graduated! To the other Bry/ian Chung, it's been an honor mentoring you these past 3 years. People kept getting our names confused, so we got nicknames - you got "Young Chung" and for better or for worse, I got "Wildman". I remember how excited you got about prayer during your freshman year at Fall Con. 4 years later, who would have imagined that you would be leading "Prayer Seminar" at Summer Con. I'm excited to see how the Lord continues to use you on staff at ArtCenter! Now that we are on different campuses, hopefully people will start using our real names. #IVTCF#Intervarsity#cbs#catalina#worldchanger#beauty#sogood@bryanchungcreates