For God loved the world in this way:
He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but to save the world through him. – John 3:16-17
May the Joy of this hope in Jesus rest within you during the Christmas season.
“Let me tell you how great God is…” – A Moment with Morgan
If you have ever visited Tejas, you might recognize the two smiling faces above as Henry and Cecelia!
Henry and Cecelia met while they were both taking pottery classes. One day, Henry overheard Cecelia telling a classmate about a water leak in her house, so he stepped in and offered to fix it. Shortly after, they started to get to know each other more, dated, and got married in 2016.
Now, the pair work together in the Tejas dining room. Without prompting, Cecelia said, “Oh, we just love it! Sweeping, wiping tables, mopping, it’s no big deal to us. We are just so happy to be here.”
The couple mentioned the satisfaction they get from working hard and leaving Tejas a better and cleaner place. Henry added, “When we drive home from work each day, yes we are tired and exhausted, but we leave saying how much we love to be at Tejas and how much joy it is just to even play a small part.”
When I asked the couple to talk about why they love Tejas, both Henry and Cecelia said the people “make it” for them. They talked about how special it is to watch kids come during the summer as campers and return the year after as counselors. They added that this summer, a highlight for them was being invited to worship with the kids from the Valley. Henry described how moving it was to see tears in their eyes as they worshiped Jesus. Cecelia said, “They are our future. To see that they are grounded is such a blessing.”
Tejas is so blessed to have such warm and hard-working people like Henry and Cecelia on our team. We are excited to see how Jesus continues to use them to set the stage for Jesus to transform lives.
– Morgan Askey
LEGOs… LEGOs… and more LEGOs
If you have been to Tejas recently, you might have noticed a LEGO bin in the dining hall. If you have LEGOs at home that are stored away and being neglected… let’s bring them to life! Would you donate them to Tejas and bring or mail them to us! Both kids and adults have so much fun using their God-given creativity to have fun together as a family.
Mail to: Tejas Lego Collection, 1038 PR 2191, Giddings, TX 78942
Have you considered a career change and thought that serving at Tejas would be your dream job? Well, let’s talk about that! It is a great opportunity to be stretched, serve others and be in a vocation that sets the stage for Jesus to transform lives.
Facilities Team Member– Come join our team as one who loves to serve others and fix things! Serve both guests and staff in order to maximize the experience of the guest and the effectiveness of Tejas as a ministry. The function and appearance of facilities, including grounds, recreation, sleeping, conference, and dining space is created through sound construction practices and maintained through preventative and corrective tasks, resulting in a guest experience that is seamless. – Full Time
Relational Summer Staff Manager/Recruiter – This position is a highly relational role that allows you to pour into our summer team. This person will serve alongside the Tejas team in living out our theme verse, Philippians 2:3 which says “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves.” – Full Time
Guest Host – Highly relational and detail-oriented, ensuring each and every guest has a transforming experience at Tejas. This position comprises a flexible schedule of weekend, weekday, and evening on-call time. – Full Time
HUB Manager – Tejas swag, Coffee, Snacks, and serving our guests are all fun things to be a part of. Come join us and lead a great team serving our guests. – Seasonal Part Time/Full Time
Upcoming Tejas Family Events
Think of our special-themed weekends as a getaway with a purpose. We have created several themed weekends for you to experience. Come join us on one of these fun adventures to spend time together as a family!
Continue praying for us and please consider giving today. With every partnership dollar, you are choosing to join us in setting the stage for Jesus to transform lives.