Student Ministry Sunday coincided with Greg’s birthday this year. The girls are so busy at church that it actually gives Greg and I some to to sit and reflect on God’s word just the two of us. We are so proud of all the girls are doing in Jesus’ name.
Lilah served as a greeter, welcoming the congregation into the service. Grace is now on staff at church and has staff privileges for photographing services and events.
I love this day. I love listening to incredibly talented musicians play their hearts out in front of several hundred people. I love listening to a message directed towards youth and families. I love visiting and talking to people after church and really connecting with people I have come to love.
I don’t take this church family for granted. I have waited so long for it. To see the girls surrounded by young adults and adults that are acting as true mentors, both spiritually and professionally, touches me in a way that is hard to describe. I know that God places people in our lives for reasons. He gives us both opportunity and choice. When the opportunities come and the choice is a resounding YES, then blessings pour down.
This summer has some exciting things in store for the girls. They are both volunteering at VBS, Grace as staff photographer and Lilah as a 1st/2nd grade counselor. Grace will head to her mission trip which she mostly funded through photography sales. Both girls will attend a student leadership retreat. They have fully embraced the opportunities available to them and this is why I love having teens. You get to see them grow up right before your eyes.