Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What a Trip It Was

The youth from Grace have returned from Bayou La Batre, Alabama and the impact has been amazing. The students that went were incredible! They all worked so hard and learned so much about how God works. We spent two days doing work projects and two days helping with a local kids club. Each night we spent together doing some traveling around the community and seeing some local sights.
The highlight for me was our club time and church time every night. The club time was a a time when the whole group was together and a YouthWorks staff member led us in worship and with a lesson. Afterwards, we went into church time. This was a chance for just our Grace group to meet and talk about what had happened that day. I enjoyed hearing what the student's experiences were and what they had learned that day.
I can assure that the students that we took on this trip were changed. The way that God worked in their lives was incredible. We studied Luke 1:37, which says, "For nothing is impossible with God." I know the students believe that and I know that I will never doubt that again.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Alabama we a comin

There are nine high school students from Grace heading to Bayou La Batre, Alabama this Saturday. Three adult leaders will also be accompanying them :) While there, the students will be assisting with Hurricane Katrina relief and doing neighborhood kids clubs. This is going to be a fantastic opportunity for them to grow spiritually. I really don't think they have any idea how this trip is going to impact their life. I am excited to see what I learn from it also. Getting out of your comfort zone can do so much to help you grow.
In preparation for Saturday, tonight at JOLT we will be studying Acts chapter 10. It is the amazing story of Cornelius and how he received a vision and sent for Peter. Peter also received a vision, about how he was to go to Cornelius. I guess God didn't want any miscommunication on this one. The moral of the story is how everyone is good enough to receive the Gospel. We as believers need to take it to all the world. It also challenges us not to take someones answer that they are religious. Cornelius was a religious man, but he didn't know the truth about Jesus. Our world needs to hear about our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and what he did for us on the cross.
Who can you tell about Jesus today? Go and do it!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Wet and Wild Wednesday

Last night we had a cookout and played some water games at our house. It was a great night as we had 24 students come. We played drip drip drop, Alkaseltzer tag, and did some relays with water guns and water balloons. The students here are so much fun to be around and play games with. I haven't had a chance to mess with the pictures yet, but I will be doing that later today. Our new website, www.gracejolt.weebly.com will also have pictures up very soon.