On Monday, July 30th at 8:45 am ten high school students (and four adults) entered into the St. Jane Francis Catholic School. Waiting for them were 60 students from the Seeds of Hope Day Camp. With only four student volunteers who “knew the ropes” from last year, there was some trepidation and nervousness.
Have you been enjoying your summer so far? For some people, seeing back to school stuff in the stores is exciting (sing with me “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”). And for others, as we start to see colour in the trees, see the days getting shorter and the sun starting to move south again, its not quite as much fun. There is joy to be found in every season, and I hope that you have found some in this summer as well.
My ears perked up when I heard that one of our young people had requested a ticket from her parents to the upcoming Boots and Hearts Country Music Festival at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Mosport, Aug. 10-12) as her birthday present. They perked up even more when I heard that Crystal, her boyfriend Brian and Nicole are on the festival’s Street Team, responsible for talking to the public about the exciting events going on during the concert weekend and handing out free stuff.
In 1956, Loren Cunningham, a twenty-year old Bible College student, relaxed on his bed after a gospel quartet singing engagement in the Bahamas and asked God to speak into his mind. He was given a mental movie of waves crashing every shore that morphed into kids his age and younger covering every continent. Four years later, as a newly ordained pastor in Los Angeles, he led a group of young people on a mission trip to Hawaii and founded Youth With A Mission.