Some of our youth group students and leaders are heading to Manassas (outside of DC) for a missions trip July 5-July 13. They'll work alongside churches and service agencies to provide help for low-income, elderly, and special needs individuals - those who are not able to help themselves in this particular season of their lives.
We have been telling the students that they are not taking God to DC, as if He hadn't already been there. They are partnering with local organizations to see how He has been at work all along. They might find themselves on a building project, painting a home, tutoring kids, serving at a homeless shelter, or assisting at a Vacation Bible School. We're excited to see where everyone will end up!
Following the mission trip, the team will be remaining in the DC area to attend a leadership training conference. The focus of this conference will be on imitating Christ and serving and loving through Him in concrete, tangible ways.
Please pray for our team as we etch out the last minute details and continue to raise funds for this trip. Paul and I are psyched about our group - the students are phenomenal! But as always, there are roadblocks - lots of opportunities to either freak out or trust. Better choose to trust, as having a conniption never gets me anywhere.
Thanks for praying. I adore many things about God. But today I love that He is sovereign.