On October 28th I went to my weekly night with Networks. These Wednesday nights are my favorite part of what I do with this group. It is an amazing time of fellowship, worship, a message, and small group time. Tonight was a bit different however. Dave is starting a three part series talking about the Trinity. Last Wed was about God as the Father. He talked about how God is creator,law giver, and protector. It was an amazing message and something we don't think about too often. We know much about having a relationship with Jesus and what that entails. However how many of us think about having a relationship with God as the Father? Who do we imagine we are praying to? This were questions we brought up and talked about in small groups. The answers that came from this young adults astounded me. They really took this message to heart and thought about it. To see this young Christians growing was awesome. This was something they had thought about much, like myself, but had not really known what to do about it. Together we talked about what we thought it meant to have a relationship with God the Father. It was a night of learning and growing in our faith that i will not soon forget.
October 2009 Archives
The first meeting with Dave (my boss for lack of better words) we had decided to do a devotional together. He had said that when he interned with this program the director at that time had done the same thing with him. We choose a book called UnChristian. The title at first made me a bit hesitant. However i knew Dave would never pick a book that would not be both beneficial and enlightening. It took me awhile to get a hold of the book. It recently came in and I have begun reading it. I am not to a point where i could give an accurate description of the entire book. But i have learned that book is going to be focusing on the teenagers of world. Spefically why Christianity makes them sick and want to run away from it as fast as possible. This is the age in which i feel called to work with. This book is very intriguing to me. I believe it will be an eye opeing experince. I am excited to learn more about this idea.
Well the last couple weeks with Networks has been pretty amazing. So far i am loving the work and challenges that are presented to me. It helps that I have a great supervisor (Dave). He is willing to work with me in my inexperience and sometimes weird kind of outlook on things. This being the sort of work my major will be about it has been nice to get some early on site training before my internship for my major later on in my educational career. The first big thing that has happened in last couple weeks is that I gave my first message to the group of young adults that attend Networks. I spoke on Grace and Mercy. For being my first message I thought it was rough and could use lots of work. I had lots of favorable comments on it as well as constructive criticism. The last thing i would like to talk about is the survivor night which I helped to oversee. For all of you who don't know what this is it is a night in which the teens are separated into tribes and secluded from each other. Than every hour or so a game is played and the losing team eliminates someone from their team. Eventually the two tribes are combined and individual people are winners and people are still eliminated. It was an awesome night (13 hours of fun). I have not had that much fun in a very long time. Thanks to you all so far. This has been a blast.