The Calm Before the Storm

These last two weeks have been very restful. College ministry has been winding down for the year, and I had a full blown retreat with our staff and a mini-retreat with the Nearly/Newly Wed class Leadership team.

I realized Monday, however, that I have ~5 weeks before The Deuce (baby #2) comes along, and it’s going to be crunch time for a little while.  There are a slate of projects that I am working on, and I’m realizing there won’t be much “down time” this summer to focus on them, so it’s go time.

Please pray that God would keep me focused on Him during this next season, and that I wouldn’t grow weary of running hard after Him!

P.S. Isn’t Cap’n Crunch a great character? He is way under-appreciated…

By Todd Engstrom

Although I was raised in the church and had a knowledge of God, I didn’t embrace Jesus until I heard gospel preached and lived out by some Young Life leaders. God has proven faithful and good to me since that day, even in great suffering and loss. I have learned to treasure Romans 8:28 as a wellspring of hope and truth.

God has blessed me with an amazing wife (Olivia), three sons (Micah, Hudson and Owen) and a daughter (Emmaline). Growing up in the northwest, the thought never crossed my mind that I would have four children who are native Texans. Despite landing in the south, I still watch Notre Dame games with my children every Saturday in hopes they will land at my alma mater.

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