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posted Jun 28, 2012, 3:56 PM by Yu-Shuan Sho

God is good!  Thank you for all your prayers.  We are a week and a half into our program.  As exhausting as orientation week was, I have indeed enjoyed every minute of it!  God has graciously ordained and picked this group of phenomenal students!  I am amazed at their level of awareness, teachability, eagerness to engage, and most of all vulnerability with each other.  It has been an intense and bonding experience this past week.  Personally, it was very rewarding to finally be able to implement and see results of all the ideas and preparations during the school year.  By God’s grace, all the different pieces during orientation (and there were many) went exactly or better than expected!

 To read about students’ reflections during BayUP, please go to these links:


Mills/CSUEB/CAL - www.eastbayupladies.tumblr.com

Chico State/UC Merced - bayup2012.wordpress.com

UCSC/Stanford - http://whatsupbayup.wordpress.com/

SRJC/CSM - http://bayareaurbanprojectnews.wordpress.com/ 

 Folks moved into their housing assignments on Sat. and started at their work sites on Tuesday.  Please pray for the following:

  1. Strong bond and sense of community within the households (4 households – Mills/CSUEB/CAL, UCSC/Stanford, SRJC/CSM, Chico State)
  2. Relationship at partnering sites with colleagues, supervisors, and clients
  3. Physical health and stamina, esp. for those working with children and/or in urban gardens
  4. Regular times of prayer and bible studies
  5. Continual openness and engagement with different topics that will be covered for the rest of the program (education, immigration, human trafficking, criminal justice)

If you are in the area, please join us for our BayUP Friends & Family Night – 7/14, 7pm, at ReGeneration Church (238 E.15th St., Oakland).  Thanks for praying!  Will keep you posted!