We're down to just a couple more 'events' before Christmas with a party tomorrow night for our team of volunteers. Our ministry would not have the effect it does without our volunteers. Our team members handle all sorts of things from helping plan events, programs, building relationships with all our students, running our snack shacks, staying up incredibly late on retreats and lock-ins. That's just the fun stuff. Of course there is the harder side of relationships that happens from time to time, including seeing a student struggling, witnessing the breakup of a family, or any other number of things that come into play in the normal everyday life of a teenager. I'm thoroughly convinced that without these relationships from our volunteers, our ministry would be very shallow. So every year we have a chance to celebrate with our teams, some of what the past year has been like. While its a Christmas party, its definitely a celebration party. So if you're reading this and you're on our team, I can't say enough: Thank You, for being you, loving God, and loving our students!
We're winding down some ministry stuff over the next 2 weeks before we wind back up for the new year. It'll be nice to have some downtime to rest (and clean my office!) But of course January will be here before we all know it!
So as we pause during this time of year to celebrate the coming of Jesus onto this earth, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas!
See you soon!