Wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!
Thank you to everyone who came to the Mission to Mexico breakfast on January 20th and supported our young people with your donations to help with their fees for their mission trip in March. The work they do in Mexico is not only life changing for the families they are helping, but it is also life changing for them as well.
I have spoken to individuals about this, but never to the church as a whole. The interaction between our high school kids and our junior high kids is simply amazing. The older kids just take the younger ones under their wing, they talk to them like they are their equals (not like they are annoying little kids, which they aren't), they are inclusive of them in all the activities we have. There are many times I have witnessed an older child mentoring a younger one during an activity that they are not sure about or have no clue how to play or are maybe even a little scared to try. They are truly a family and they care deeply about each other and that is so heartwarming.
Along with our regular meetings, I took the high school kids to Top Golf in Hillsboro. It is a driving range on steroids. You hit certain targets and receive points. I played, I was not good and yet the kids cheered me on and never made me feel embarrassed. This is just how they are. We are all so blessed to have such amazing young people in our church. Thank you to Ryan Brock for helping me drive and to Daniel and Jennifer Côté for joining us there for some great fun.
On February 10th at 4:30 p.m., the junior high, high school kids and I will be hosting a district youth night at our church. We are looking forward to connecting with some of our friends from camp. If anyone would like to help with snacks and refreshments that night, please let me know.
Gail Frassenei, Youth Ministries Leader
19 youth and 4 adults all survived another year at Milburn’s Haunted Mansion - an ongoing tradition!!
Shared stories of being scared stiff by zombies and snakes (of all things) - and loads of laughter and screams!!