As I mentioned in my last post, God has been opening up some amazing opportunities through the YoungLife ministry that I’ve been getting involved in!
On September 25th I went to a Weekend YoungLife Leader Retreat at a camp in Ocala Florida called SouthWind. This was an awesome chance to meet other leaders and really catch a vision for the possibilities waiting for anyone willing to give their tithes and talents to the Father! Every Monday we have YoungLife Club at the Dunedin Recreation center. There are usually between 30 and 40 High Schoolers in attendance. Outside of club there are all kinds of activities and groups that meet such as a group of guys that call themselves “The Hotheads” and each month get together to eat some of the hottest food around! A few weeks ago we ate Atomic wings at Quaker Steak and Lube on 49th St. and US 19, and next we’re going to a Mongolian restaurant to see if we can stand their hot Asian spices! (good practice for me!) Later on in October the YoungLife girls will be getting together for an evening of pumpkin carving!
On Thursday nights a smaller group of followers of The Way meet to study the Word and grow in their walk. Then in November there will be a weekend camp of edification and encouragement for the High Schoolers at SouthWind.
Other doors of ministry have opened up recently as God has allowed me to begin mentoring 4 high school students at a local high school! There is also an opportunity available for me to give short devotional messages to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) that meets every week. I’m also petitioning the Father for an opportunity to volunteer in some of the High School classes and my hope is to be able to start substitute teaching by the spring semester! I am astounded at how much God has done! and I’m looking forward to all He will do! But most importantly I have faith in Him. Whatever He does, whatever comes my way even if I don’t like the circumstances or understand why I’ll continue to trust Him.
So PLEASE continue to pray for me as I serve here at home! Please continue to support me as I prepare to serve in China! And pray that He would be glorified in my life and service to Him!