“Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen!” Psalm 72:18-19
I was reading Psalm 72 today and It made me reflect on this past year in Young Life and how the Lord did wondrous things; providing leaders, providing an abundant group of new kids this year, and HE ALONE did that. That is the number one thing that I learned this past year is I do not have control but He does. HE ALONE does wondrous things. I am just merely a sinner who is given the opportunity to be a part of what He is doing, only through the justification of Christ. What a blessing that is!
We made it! This year has gone by so fast and camping season is coming up! We have 54 high school students (mainly freshman and sophomores) attending Woodleaf this summer and 10 leaders! It amazes me how the relationships have been built this past year! Please be praying for our leaders and kids. Specifically leaders! It is a draining week and my prayer for leaders is that they can take this time to rest before camp and really being prayerful about their kids going into camp. But that they can also rest with the Lord and just be replenished in Him! Please be praying for our leaders!
- Corey Nissen
- Trenton Ngan
- Richie Manchesney
- Greg Gallup
- Haley Hancock
- Kayla Kudla
- Chelsea Ansari
- Ashley Smetona
- Maddie Mallory
Another camp that we are attending is our YL Santa Cruz Adventures July 15- 20. This is for students who attended Woodleaf twice. One of my leaders, Kellie Smith and I will be taking a group of 5 girls on this trip. I have never been to this camp before, but I heard awesome things about this trip and I know it will grow our relationships with the girls to a deeper level as well as their relationship with the Lord. What I love about this group is all the girls know each other and the relationships with the leaders and the kids on this trip are very tight knit. Please be praying for Kellie and I, that we will have rest before this trip.
Another wondrous thing the Lord has done is He provided me a group of girls to live life with for the past 3 years. My Young Life girls are graduating this year. it is bitter sweet. It has been a blessing to be with them through their time in high school but sad that they are leaving for college. But I know that the time had to come at some point. My prayer for them is that they will pursue a relationship with the Lord on their own. That their hearts will be regenerated and that they will really just desire the Lord and have it be their own relationship. Please pray for my heart as well that I can let go and just trust the Lord will take care of them.
Thank you so much for all of your support and prayers in Young Life. I am so thankful for your partnership on this journey together!