Monday, February 9, 2009
Tonight as I got home and reflected on the day, I was reminded how good God is to this mission. All in one night, our East club met and kids heard about Jesus, our West club met and a new group of kids heard about who Jesus is and a group of 13 college girls attended a bible study with some of our leaders. This is beyond me and that's a great thing. I really feel that God is moving this mission past where a few staff people could take it. It truly is becoming a God thing! And that's a beautiful thing! I hope and pray that God moves in a mighty way in this community and the result is TRANSFORMED LIVES. Praise God.
80's dance party, 70 best friends, bonfires and the gospel-where can you get all this? Only at the Arkansas Young Life Leadership weekend! All of our leaders went to a little camp in NW Arkansas to fellowship together and grow in their faith. We heard from Jud Jones and John Evans about four key areas of leadership: the Heart, the Head, the Hands and the Habits of servant leaders. Everyone was equipped and encouraged through worship, teaching and time spent processing in small groups. Weekends like this are so precious when you spend most of your time pouring out into other people's lives. The leaders got a chance to rest and be renewed. Conway Young Life is very blessed to have so many solid college folks who are willing to give their lives away so others can come to know Jesus personally.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Every summer we take our high school friends to one of Young Life's Summer Camp Properties. This summer we are headed to Colorado and the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Spending a week at a summer camp can be life changing for a lot of our friends. God always shows up in incredible ways. Take a look at this video and see what your child could do this summer with us! Crooked Creek Ranch Summer Camp 2009
Young Life is an incredible mission that has been in Conway since 1965. Since then teenagers have been hearing and responding to the love of Jesus Christ. Our mission is simple we are dedicated to introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. As simple as that sounds, the action of loving the lost is not that easy. Our staff and volunteers spend countless hours each week going to where kids are, spending time with them in their world. This can often be very intimidating, if not just down right scary. Our leaders go to schools, sporting events, concert venues-where ever kids are that's where we want to be! Earning the right to share with them our lives! I Thessalonians2:8 says, "We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us". This is what our leaders live out every day with their middle school and high school friends. They are loving them into the kingdom if you will. I feel that now more than ever, as a body of believers, we have to reach out into the world with the love of Christ! May God bless you as you go out to love those around you.