This weekend is DNow at Journey Fellowship! As mentioned earlier, Taylor is totally stoked to be leading a group of (8) 6th & 7th girls! And as a last minute opportunity, Frankie will also be leading a group of (6) 8th and 9th grade guys! A total of 52 students (6th - 12th grade) have signed up at JF! This is an outstanding number of participation and we are so excited for all the students!
The theme of the weekend will be "Thirsty" based on the scripture in Matthew 5:6: "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled." The Message translation is cool, too: "You're blessed when you've worked up a good appetite for God. He's food and drink in the best meal you'll ever eat."
As part of the retreat we will be talking to the kids about the importance of clean water and even help them with ideas to raise money to work toward building their own well through Living Water. This works out well because we just finished the process for the one we worked on for the past year! Taylor and I actually were asked to speak to the students about some of what we did and how the students can use their talents and lives to work for this vital cause.
So we are asking for prayers these next few days- prayers that God uses us all weekend long to share His message and to show these kids how they can live for Him, prayers that as we lead small group devos that the students hearts open up to hear God's truth for them, and prayers that strong relatioships will be made between students, with leaders, and with God!
Plus, the whole weekend kicks off with a Hawk Nelson and Clairmont concert!!! How fun!!!
We are so excited about the opportunities this weekend. We will pack and leave tonight and will be back on Sunday, hopefully with lots of photos and stories of great times and changed lives! :)