Each year, our boys enjoy a pumpkin carving contest. The competition is intense and the boys focus all of their creative energy on producing their own pumpkin masterpiece.
Last month, I was notified that Cameron Combs had passed away. Cameron was a much-loved Youth-Reach son from 2019 who impacted all of us in a very real way. At his Celebration of Life, I was honored to share how, while at Youth-Reach, Cameron surrendered his life to Jesus.
We're excited to share that our new Dr. Charles E. Cowles, Jr. Education Center is now complete! The boys we're blessed to serve are already enjoying learning in this new space designed especially to prevent distractions and provide resources to enhance their overall educational experience.
We are excited to introduce to you Nick and Marley Hayman, the newest members of our staff team. Saying that sounds odd, as we are not just a staff team, but a community of like-minded Christians seeking to live in authentic relationships while demonstrating a healthy family to the boys in our care.
We're excited to share that the new Dr. Charles E. Cowles, Jr. Education Center is on schedule for our August 15th completion date! This educational environment is designed in a way that distractions can be easily minimized. We'll have space for guest speakers to be brought in to enhance the boys' opportunities to gain specialized knowledge.
Quite often in the past six months, the waters of our ponds have been stirred with boys who have been baptized. Wyatt came to Youth-Reach as a boy who rejected religion and struggled with drug abuse, but Jesus rescued him from himself and is continuing to transform his heart.
Despite our country's progress in the areas of racism and dismantling institutional religion, in many ways, society has devolved. If anyone seeks evidence of the damage caused by the abandonment of God’s ideal structure for the family, they should visit Youth-Reach.
The Youth-Reach Houston Olympics were born last year when we saw cabin fever increasing during the Covid lockdown. The games and contests span a full week and include games that are physical, mental and even scholastic, in both individual and team contests. This year's winner is...