In the next few months we are going to be launching some new opportunities for our supporters (and new supporters) to partner with Youth-Reach in some interesting ways. After finding a very large and very healthy colony of honeybees on our campus (and interpreting this to be an opportunity) we contacted Pastor Kent Wilson who we know to be a local beekeeper.
I was probably around ten or twelve years old. It was a Saturday morning and I was enjoying my favorite cartoon, Johnny Quest. It is curious how some memories remain stark in our minds while so many fall from our ability to recollect. This is one of those memories that is still vivid as if it occurred yesterday
There are all kinds of manipulative lingo that fundraising experts recommend we use to motivate you to give. So far, you have never read any of this on anything we have ever produced. It is likely that we find it more distasteful than you do, but occasionally something comes along that needs absolutely no sales pitch.
The words, “Getting back to normal,” have all-of-a-sudden become much more common. There is a good chance that you have uttered these words in the last few weeks. I know that I have. As we contemplate what these words mean, I would like to proffer some questions.
The Spirit of the living God is not asleep, and He is certainly not distracted by the virus that has derailed our regular schedules. He is aware, active and focused on the needs of each of us. However, at least in our view, His greatest attention is still on reaching the one sheep that is lost.
What do you do when you have a bunch of boys who are full of testosterone and ego while you are in the middle of a stay-at-home order? Well, you better keep them busy and it is best if you can somehow help them to exhaust all the pent-up energy that will otherwise be employed for nefarious purposes.
Since the first week of the stay-at-home order, we have been coming together on Sundays for a time of worship as a community here at Youth-Reach Houston. If the weather is nice, we assemble at the pavilion by the pond, if it is raining, we come together at a staff home on campus.