Tonight marks the end of a rewarding second day in Coastal Bend. Bouncers never wavered for a moment today. Some of our teams have been able to move onto new sites and/ start new projects at their locations. The tenacity of these students to do their jobs well has is unbelievable.
We have seen students face many challenges pushing through hot days, serving at locations with no water or electricity, wading through mounds of trash and dirt to clean up a home, getting on top of roofs, etc. Through it all, they are determined to get the job done. We seldom (if ever) hear a complaint from them.
In a world where there is so much publicity of young people misbehaving it is so redeeming to see these students flip the script. These are the students we have in our churches. Make a point to know their names and hear their stories. They are teaching us what it looks like to radically love and serve others. They are quick to engage with their residents and get out of their comfort zones. May God open our minds and hearts to see what a gift our youth are to our churches and communities. Praise God for raising up workers for the harvest!
“Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12 (NRSV)