It's amazing when you ask God to put someone — something–anything in your life to give you purpose so that you can find out what your call is — He will answer.
My call comes in the form of a crazy and anointed group of young people who have won my heart over completely.
It's funny because when I started going to church at ALWC, I wasn't looking for anything. I wanted to just “BE”, but God was not comfortable with me doing that. He knew what I needed and so, one night the man that was filling in could not and our Pastor asked if we would teach the class. There were 3 kids in there — our two and the pastor's daughter. In just those three, I began to feel something opening up inside of me.
It was a few more weeks before we taught again, and this time there were a couple of more kids. Pretty soon, Stephen and I both knew that being with them was our calling — our purpose –our reason for serving at ALWC. The youth needed someone and to be honest, I need them.
Yeah sure– they drag me on roller coasters 🙂
and make me laugh until I pee my pants, but I would not trade a single moment of any of my time with them. They are my heart. I pray for them as if they were my own, and I count it joy to be able to spend quality time with each of them.
I never expected to love a bunch of teenagers the way I love them. Stephen and I look forward to Wednesday nights when we get to spend time teaching them, praying for them, and just loving them.
To top it all off, they get together and create special videos 🙂 Ones that make you laugh and go — I LOVE THIS CRAZY GROUP OF TEENS!!