From January to April, we had an epic fundraising event for Samaritan’s Purse’s Syrian Refugee fund. Our leaders took it over and rallied the students. The students saw the injustice in the world and stepped up. They beaded bracelets, baked delicious sweets, and they cooked Bubble Tea and washed cars! These leaders and these kids got messy and put in elbow grease. As youth pastors, we are so proud of our teenagers – to meet injustice and to dive into the uncomfortable. May was a busy month as we wrapped up our year and prepared for our graduation banquet.
In June, the busy summer kicked off with our annual graduation banquet! We were sad to say goodbye to the graduating class of 2016, but we are excited to see where they will end up and what God will be doing in them and through them. In June, we also started our missions training and then went to DCCYC (Dallas Chinese Christian Youth Camp). Texas is crazy hot in the summer! It was 5 days, 4 nights of intense heat, fun, laughter, and relationships. We are thankful that we got to watch our youth get to know one another, step out of their shell in developing friendships, and we are thankful to have been used in the lives of other believers in the universal church.