Thursday, March 20, 2008

What a blessing!

Some time ago I was driving down the road and felt like God was speaking to me about High School girls for some reason. I thought to myself "Yeah God, I think I could definitely work with those girls. It would be good for them and me!" Jeff was working with Jr. High at our church at the time but I was involved in preschool and didn't really get too involved with the youth. So the thought just kind of came and went. The very next week Darius pulled Jeff aside at church and asked if he would be willing to move to the High School service and start a home team (or Elevator) for them in our home. I love the way God prepares our hearts for what's to come!

So we started a High School Elevator in our home on Tuesday nights. Let me tell you... they are incredible and blow me away each week. They are so smart and so in tune with life around them. They are watching more than we realize! I wasn't sure what to expect at first but they are awesome! Each week they show up and share what God's doing in their lives and hearts. We usually hang out for a little while, play a game, dive into the lesson and then share prayer time together. It's is so fun to watch them share and see them grow. I would have never expected some of these kids to hang out together but they have all just connected and bonded!

About a month or so ago Darius pulled us aside again and asked if we would be willing to serve this summer during the GO missions trip at our church. Jeff and I thought about it and prayed to see what God would want. We both felt a very strong YES and signed up to help. We're very excited about it and can't wait to see how God is going to use us. What an amazing opportunity to serve alongside these kids as they teach VBS for some kids who may never hear about Jesus otherwise. We are both so excited and we're trying to get geared up for the trip. The ten week training will start in just a couple weeks. We will be praying, training and equipping these kids to serve God in the community. I can't wait to update you and share what God is doing in all of our lives!!


Jen said...

That's really exciting. I am glad you are enjoying serving with the HS-ers. They are cool kids.

Shalee said...

You are amazing! Oh God will be using you in ways that will surprise and encourage not only the teens, but you yourself.

Susie said...

I'm really excited about the opportunity God has trusted to you and Jeff! I know you guys are and will continue to be an awesome influence in the lives of the teens! In turn, you will receive such awesome blessings for your willingness and faithfullness. Some of our greatest memories in serving the Lord have been our years of working with youth! Go get 'em with the love of Jesus!

Sherry said...

That's great! I am so glad that you are getting involved with the HS. It is a great place to serve and you are a great role model! Keep up the good work!