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Thanks from The Foundry

Posted by Reed McNitzky on

I thank my God every time I think of you! I always pray with joy, whenever I pray for you all, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. Of this I’m convinced: the one who began a good work in you will thoroughly complete it by the day of King Jesus”
(Philippians 1:3–6)

 Dear University family,

I wanted to write to you and say thank you for the many ways you have collectively supported a budding ministry for young adults in San Antonio called The Foundry. We have just finished our second full season of ministry and are heading into an exciting summer schedule. This spring, we have been fortunate to welcome new people to our community nights as well as strengthen relationships between people who have participated since April 2021. Because of this ministry’s regular gatherings and meaningful time spent together, some of our partner churches have noticed more involvement from young adults in their own congregations. Finally, we have been able to bless our city by serving through our partner churches in community outreach.

I echo Paul's joyful and grateful sentiments in his letter to the Philippian church - this church has been fundamental in catalyzing and strengthening the faith of young adults all across San Antonio. In a world stricken by isolation and loneliness, and plagued by division and polarization, I bless God because you have sought to invest your prayers, money, and support in a ministry that is all about partnerships. Paul could not have lived into the fullness of his ministry without the partnership of the church in Philippi; The Foundry would have remained a tantalizing dream without the partnership of University. Now, the good work of The Foundry, begun by God and boldly championed by you, is well on its way to a blessed future.

As we look ahead to our summer schedule, as well as another full season of ministry in the Fall, I ask for your continued support on behalf of all who participate in The Foundry. Many young adults have found belonging, community, and purpose through our gathering, and our prayer is that more young adults might find their way to us. We ask that you make your prayers one with ours, and that, together, we might continue to invest in the youngest generations of God’s family.

If you would like to find out more about The Foundry, we invite you to search for @FoundySATX on major social media platforms or visit FoundrySATX.Org. You can also set up time with Sarah Reiter, Director of College and Young Adult Ministries, or myself to hear more about The Foundry’s purpose and how best to support us!

Thanking God for you,
Pastor Reed 

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