Do Something – Day 3
// June 22nd, 2011 // Youth News
Today the students again woke up to Reveille. They were made to think they were going to run the obstacle course but Jason was in a giving mood and rerouted the course so that they were able to stay dry in the church. After completing the obstacle course everyone ate a wonderful breakfast. After every meal this week a couple of people are giving their seven minute life stories and this morning the first of our students, Marly, gave theirs.
After breakfast we all had individual devotion time followed by small group discussion. The passage that was focused on today was Romans 12:3-5. Following devotions we headed off to the work sites. One group headed back to Haijo and Hermina’s continue the work they had started there the day before. The other group split up so that one group could move the leftover sand from the day before to another site run by Rum River Health Services while the other half went to the Princeton Food Pantry and did some weeding and other cleaning. In the afternoon the group got back together to do some work at Wes and Theresa Los’ house. After finishing there the group drove around the neighborhood near church and volunteered to clean up branches and other debris from the storm the night before. Later that night Bonnie received a very nice e-mail from one of the people we helped (contact Bonnie if you have not seen it).
After showers and some free time we had a wonderful dinner that was prepared by Olson’s, Ellers, Rice’s, and Schmidts and was Bob and Bonnie’s specialty curry rice dish. Willy then gave his seven minute life story. Our first session for the night was “Where am I at?” and dealt with evaluating different areas of your life to see how satisfied you are with them and to analyze what is good and what your problems, frustrations, and concerns are in each area. The follow-up to that session is “Dreams and Goals.” Everyone comes up with dreams and goals that they would like to come true in the future. We encourage you to ask the students what their dreams and goals are. It was very exciting to see the things they would like to do with their lives.
The campfire talk was given by Brian and Rachel Ruis and they talked about “Love and Service.” They discussed why we are to serve and talked to the students about how impactful it is to others to be served. I think the students got a better picture of why they serve and a better understanding of of what it means to be served. The night ended with free time that was highlighted for many by Catchphrase.
We would like to encourage you to continue to bring the youth warm fuzzies and to share with them how thankful you are for what they are doing. Thank you to all of you who are supporting us, and we look forward to another day of serving the communities of Milaca and Princeton and digging into what God has in- tore for our lives.