I shared in a previous email update that we have been calling our older students into leadership. We have tried this before and either the students weren’t ready or we did not have the right group of students. This fall it seems to be working. I have been training a group of students who are leading in Fusion. They are doing a great job of leading! They are arranging and conducting music. They are organizing events including a concert. I also see them learning to create small groups of their own to lead and encourage.
Draho has also been leading a group of students with the specific goal of creating a big youth event every month called Big 505. This month we decided to connect a concert to the Big 505 event. I think that it was a lot for the students but they really did a good job. Over 60 young people came to the event, some nonbelievers. On Sunday some of our church members seemed shocked that we had more young people then we do members in our church. God really blessed the time! I am so thankful that these young people our learning to lead and doing it well. They are stepping up with great maturity for their age. I am thankful for the success of this event and even the difficulties that they had to learn through.
Please pray for wisdom as I lead them and for the students to grow and step up more and more!