“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6
Question for the day: What is my role in the kingdom?
I have so enjoyed taking this month and looking at all the outreach work going on in our church. Many times, if it doesn’t involve me directly, things seem to slip past me without my being aware them.
One of the more astonishing things I have noticed is how much participation we have from our youth group in our mission activities. What leads a 15-year-old to want to spend his summer break on construction sites, building projects, vbs, and all the other projects we participate in?
PARENTS – THAT’S WHO! And to a lesser degree, pastors, Sunday School teachers, youth leaders and the like. But I have to give a big hand to all the parents out there that have done the hard work of encouraging and modeling servanthood for our kids. Thank you for your time, effort and hard work in teaching your kids what it means to be a follower of Christ. I am thankful to all of you for the example you set for parents like me. It is my hope that I can look back one day and see that one of my biggest roles in the kingdom was to raise God-glorifying children.
So often I read about how this current generation of young people is an entitlement driven, self-focused group. As I look around our church, I see just the opposite: I see compassionate, moral, caring young people. It gives me a great deal of hope for the future of the church as well as society.
Please join me in praying for two of our mission teams today that are predominately populated with our young people. The first is our College Nicaragua Team. They will be leaving for Chacraseca in August to continue the home building efforts there:
As well, we are lifting up our Appalachian Service Team, who are hard at work doing home repairs in Eastern Kentucky.