It has been a packed summer!
We started with Graduation Banquet where we saw 14 seniors graduate from High School. It was a bittersweet moment for us. This class will forever hold a special place in my (Angel’s) heart. God used this banquet to encourage and spur onto faith those in our community. We love these young men and women so much. We pray that they will experience Jesus in every opportunity.
Then we were whisked off to DCCYC. It was HOT, but God is always gentle. The kids learned spiritual lessons through real life situations. I (Angel) relearned lessons as God continued to call me to surrender as well. Below is just a small group of our students with our leaders. We are so proud of these young men and women who came out to serve.
Off for a week where we cleaned out our entire youth floor as we prepared for renovations. Then it was off to OurCalling for a week of serving.
We are so proud of these kids. They did so much manual labor and they never once complained. Instead, they laughed so much and had so much fun while serving. We got to do the hard work of manual labor while the long-term missionaries (the staff) did the work of ministry. It was definitely a humbling experience for all of us. We learned so much. God definitely used this opportunity correct our broken knowledge of God and challenged our preconceived notions of homelessness. Talk to these kids if you want to find out how specifically we were corrected/challenged. PTL for OurCalling. PTL for these kids.
Next up: youth ministry evaluations, leaders training, student leaders training, and all the planning for September 14th kick off!