Hello all! I’m so excited to be starting this blog for our chapter! This will be a place where you can stay updated on what’s going on with us. Here is a little bit about how we got to where we are now:
In the Spring of 2009, a group of girls started getting together for Bible studies weekly to begin the journey to rechartering. We then sent in our letter of intent to the National Board and began to wait for their response and ultimately God’s will for us. The Saturday before the Fall semester began, we were granted permission to recharter! I honestly cannot tell you how excited we all were to get started! Jan Esser, our advisor and Zeta alumnus, helped us SO much and taught us an incredible amount of info while loving on us in so many ways. And then we were blessed beyond compare with our wonderful, beautiful, incredible big sis’s, who have taught us, cared for us, and stretched us in our faith and love. Anyway, they were, and are, a Godsend, literally, and helped us with so much throughout that semester. That semester was filled with ups and downs, as most journeys of this nature entail, but God gave us the courage and perseverance to make it through and realize that this was one of the most rewarding and special blessings that He could have given us, possibly right when we needed it the most.
Now this brings us to this past semester [Spring 2010] when we were blessed with four beautiful new sisters, way more than we were expecting, we were just hoping for one! Well, that will teach us to put God in a box! He will always surprise us and bless us more than we expect. This semester was one of growth in our friendships, our love for one another, and our longing for Him and His will. Filled with things like our first retreat and the dodge ball tournament in SLO, we have had so many lovely memories! We still had a lot to figure out this past semester, what our jobs really entailed of, how to make it work, and how to have meetings that are not 3 hours long… but we’ve learned from our mistakes and have a wealth of information in our fellow sisters in other chapters. Convention was a great help for us, and though we were not all able to attend, Topaz and Sapphire came home with loads of information for us! We are looking forward to Fall 2010 and what God will bring us!! So much planning still to do and it will be very different since this is the first time we are all changing our roles/jobs. God is incredible and has blessed our road and will continue to do just that. May all the glory be His!