Thursday, March 06, 2008

Wonderful Youth!

Last night we had a great Youthnite, even though it was unexpected. There was only like 8-10 kids there and we usually have 15-20 or more. We started with announcement as usual and I told them about the missionary we support and asked them to try and give a little bit of money each Youthnite. They totally suprised me. Within like 30 seconds we had enough money to cover the cost for the month! Then we played games and had everybody laughing. The singing time was better than usual, we even had kids excited to sing the last song. Then we moved on to bible study, which didn't really happen. We took prayer request and praise items and prayed for most of the time. We talked about worrying and being stressed out and many of the kids found bible verses to read. Matthew 6:32 really stood out to me. Then Andrew was reminded of a song in the Hymnal (What A Friend We Have In Jesus) and we all sung it very heartily. I was so impressed with them. Andrew said it sounded better than church on Sunday morning!!
Last night was so encouraging for me. Sometimes we talk about how the youth these days are hard to get excited about things, how they are too cool to participate, and sometimes it makes us not want to work as hard planning things for them, but last night was amazing. Those kids love God and they want to learn more about Him. And it makes me want to do the same!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's so nice to hear! I remember back when i was a sponser, it was sometimes so discouraging b/c there was NO enthusiasim...but it's nights like that that make it so worth it. Keep up the good work.
~Michelle

Jobina said...

Sometimes the small youth gatherings were my favorite! They got more intimate and everyone, sponsors included, seemed to be a little more free with themselves. Youth is SO challenging, but SO worth it!

Anonymous said...

that was such a fun night! i enjoyed it very much. adn i have already sold lots of stuff for that bake sale! so anyway see yuo later!
byes
*Aimee

Dayna said...

what an encouraging night! thank-you Lord!

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