To be honest, I went to bed a little discouraged last night. Two of the teens had a few meltdowns and were struggling with the group. These meltdowns were pretty serious as TK vocalized he was “giving up”…he began calling us names and separated himself from the group. I told TK he had hurt my feelings. While TK had given up on us, its comforting to know God never gives up. He never gives up on me, and He didn’t give up on TK. As a staff we prayed for TK last night. I woke up early this morning and was on my knees praying for TK.
Kevin and I began waking the teens up in our normal way, singing of course! TK sat up in his bunk and I immediately went over and sat down next to him. “How did you sleep?” I asked. He looked over at me and said, “Mr. Patrick, I am really sorry for the way I acted yesterday. I don’t know what came over me.” My eyes filled with tears. I was so overcome with God’s awesome power and presence in our lives! It was like God was sitting there right beside us prodding him along. I gave him a hug and told him how much I appreciated the apology. He went on to apologize to Mr. Kevin as well.
God is working!!! Today will be a good day!!