We had a rough start yesterday as the group was getting to know each other…tempers flared early as they tested each others patients. However, God is at work!!! During this mornings devotional, the teens learned how to look up scripture. We talked about the four ways God speaks to us, Bible, Other People, Circumstances, and Prayer. Todays theme is Choices and Challenges and we ended the devotional with my testimony. The teens were surprised to hear about my past and the struggles I experienced in life. It was also an eye-opener for a few of them who are currently experiencing some of those same struggles. We discussed the road i was on as a teenager and the road i chose to take after placing God at the center…the future destructive, unhappy life i could have had and the joy-filled life i actually am experiencing today…life is about choices…challenges will come, but how you respond is what will make the difference. SQ is letting down his walls, NK is beginning to find his place, CA is finding his focus, AR is missing home but expressed his goal of getting better grades in school, TA is working on listening but needs some prayer for staying focused during coops, TK needs some prayer in responding appropriotly and committing, KC is very smart and has lots of great ideas but needs prayer as he likes to respond by telling us he doesnt care.
God is in the House!!!
p.s. Tonight, we will have an “I Can’t” funeral…..i’ll explain later! Kevin will also share his testimony tonight…