This Summer By Cody Smith

codyThe summer is well under way and so far it has been a very exciting and interesting summer.  Along with being so incredible it has also been very, very exhausting.  With events almost every day we are keeping the teens and ourselves very busy.  Through it all, it has been amazing to see how the teens have jumped right into everything that we are doing and have had great attitudes.

This summer our theme in the Youth Group has been GO and Toby has planned a summer that is meant to challenge the teens in their faith.  Through the activities the teens have been able to shine like stars in a dark world.  Daniel 12:3 “Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.”  Whether it has been at Ronald McDonald House, Parents Day Out, Carpenter Place, or any of the homes of members we have visited this summer the teens are shining the light of the Lord all over Wichita.

As we prepare to go to Tulsa and Minnesota on mission trips in the upcoming weeks I am sure that the teens will continue to show the powerful love of Jesus to a world in desperate need of love.  As we go we hope and pray that we can bring hope and love to people who need it.  We hope that through our actions and our love we can shine God’s light into a dark world.