Every Tuesday morning we have morning worship with the Urban Promise staff. It’s a day that I look forward to all week long. This morning we learned about our new Vision Statement, it’s simple but it says a lot:
Reach a Child – Raise a Leader – Restore a Community
I love that God uses the little things that we’re able to do through Him for His greater plan.
One of the young leaders that I was blessed to lead this summer has decided to come back to work for After School program. When he walked in the room today he looked up on the board with all of the councillors names and read a name off. One of our volunteers this year has come back after volunteering at our camp years ago. He recognized the name.
This is one of the councillors that had an affect on him when he was a child.
Now he’s back make a difference in other kids lives.
Later in the day another young man came into camp. My first summer working with Peace Kids he was one of the oldest boys. After that summer he was too old to come back to camp. His little sister is with us now and he’s been showing up to visit and help out. He’s far too young or I’m sure we’d hire him right now. He’s a great leader.
God is so good. It’s so exciting to think of the amazing plans He has for each of these kids.
"And I think that’s what our world is desperately in need of – lovers, people who are building deep, genuine relationships with fellow strugglers along the way, and who actually know the faces of the people behind the issues they are concerned about."
— Shane Claiborne (The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical)
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."