Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
After service we all boogied over to Fargos for a very fun time! The food was yummy, the fellowship was great, and the arcade was a great ending to the night!
You don't want to miss youth this saturday at 6:00! See you there
Thursday, June 17, 2010
My name is Melissa; I'm 16 years old and a little more than a year ago I struggled with suicide. It got so bad that in the year of 2008 I attempted suicide three times. Almost all my life I felt so outcasted and alone that I thought no one would miss me. Back in 6th grade I started getting into drugs, but it didn't stop the thoughts; it just made things worse. Then I tried friends - I became popular, but I ended up feeling more alone. I eventually told my family how I felt, but it seemed as though they didn't care. This made me angry so I started to rebel even more. I started ditching school with friends. The school counselor said they were going to kick me out if I didn't start coming to school. I tried for a while, but I thought, "What's the point? I'm useless anyways; the only thing I'm good at is making things worse than they already are."
Then my sister got sick and God revealed Himself to me, but I refused to believe. I would argue that there is no God. One of the pastors kept witnessing to me. I told him I believed in science, but he never gave up on me. He told me God loved me. I couldn't understand how God could love me if I hated Him. Two weeks had passed by as I dwelled on the thought that God loved me. I could feel God tug on my heart.
On December 21, 2008, I got saved. I became overwhelmed by the love Jesus has for me and now I praise the God that - not too long ago - I didn't believe in. Jesus helped me; He saved me from myself and now I am Heaven bound. I have no idea where I would be if I didn't get saved - Probably hell.
Jesus calls me His masterpiece; now I don't have to go through life feeling like junk, and you don't have to either. If you're not saved, you can be. Jesus took all my burdens and He can do the same for you!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
- Do you have a special talent or hobby?: "Yes, I make my own bows for my hair"
- How long does it take to make one?: "Usually 10 minutes"
- How many have you made?: "About 20"
- Do you like it?: "Duh!! :)"
- How long have you been doing this?: "Since last year, I learned it from my aunt"
What a fun and cute hobby!! It may sound lame to boys, but this is actually a very popular thing to do for girls. I may be asking her to make some for me! Way to go Esmi, keep up that bow making!
Friday, June 11, 2010
For all parents: know that you have great teens that are willing to do anything for Jesus!
I just wanted to write a reply to a comment left on the previous post. I think we all need to be reminded of something. Pioneer Boot Camp is a privilege! We are being allowed to go visit a smaller church, help them out, and learn from them. Any teen who wants to be sent out one day is getting a years worth of "Preacher Training" in one week.
Don't miss the point of the reason you are going on pioneer boot camp. We are a youth group with a bigger vision than ourselves! That is why we do PBC.
The comment asked if the t-shirt change was to save the church money. Seeing as each group was paying for their own that is obviously not the case; but even if it were we should be happy to save the church money that could be sent to Kenya for land, or Czech for their conference, Panama for their building, or used in our church for another need. And I know that when seen in that light any of our teens would be willing to give up a t-shirt for any of our other churches!
Why one color? Well we are one group. One united youth group willing to do whatever it takes to see souls saved and as ONE BIG GROUP not 6 little groups we are going to rock the United States for Jesus together!
Pioneer Boot Camp is going to be amazing! I can't wait to see all God does!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Visit http://vwopbc2010.blogspot.com/ for the latest and greatest!
If you are artsy in the least get your crayons, markers, pencils, computers, and thoughts in motion because the deadline is June 18th.
Email (or hand) Tyler your submission. Voting will take place June 19th at youth!
Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!