Motherhood has me in a different season of youth minister's wifedom this week...home...but in the meantime my heart is in prayer with for our students, our adults, and the Student Life teams at Shocco Springs. Would you join me in praying this week for our middle school students and our adult leaders?
Our students are attending Student Life Camp in Shocco Springs, AL. They arrived safely today; praise the Lord. There are 80+ from our church but hundreds of others attending this week as well. (Another church we served at in Alabama is also attending this week...pretty cool).
Middle school girls
Carolyn Barnes, Hannah Barnes, Rachael Broome, Alaina Clem, Kade Coates, Kendall Cook, Rachael Cooper, Sarah Daniels, Anna Dunne, Tori Edmondson, Christina Eubanks, Jordan Hancock, Savannah Hargis, Kylee Harrod, Alli Jernigan, Julie Anna Jernigan, Kate Johnson, Madison Keller, Hannah King, Kelsey King, Courtney Kirkland, Imani McBean, Molly Kate McClearn, Linsdey McDaniel, Nicole Norman, Bri Pafford, Desire' Pantone, Malone Powell, Branson Rainey, Madelyn Smit, Lauren Sparks, Juliana Spencer, Hannah Thomson, Maci Underwood
Middle school guys
Kristopher Bradshaw, Darius Brown, Kenny Brown, Jacob Cravey, Blake Cromie, Dylan Evans, Josh Gonzalez, Laroon Harris, Quincy Hayes, Joshua Kendrick, Noah Kimsey, Connor Lawson, Rob Martin, Zac Miller, Xavier Mitchell, Carlson Moncrief, Samuel Orr, Grant Osteen, Micah Proctor, Reed Reynolds, Chandler Ricker, Blake Shepard, Tucker Smith, Spencer Taylor, Dalton Todd, Nick Wendland, Ben Williams
Our adult leaders include:
Garrett Grubbs (My favorite youth pastor), Kenny Miller, David Boyd, Lon Jorgensen, Clay Wyatt, Brett Shephard, Patrick Stanford, Doug Cochran, Jim Russell, Karen Jorgensen, Kimberly Prescott, Leslie McDaniel, Kathy Thompson, Claire Thompson, Katie Meagher, Sarah Stone, Annalise Clem, Emily Roberts
(There is a possibility that I have left someone out unintentionally...if you know this to be true, I would be happy to add their name, just let me know....in the meantime, we can cover anyone that I may've left out as well).
Today, please pray that the students will understand that being devoted means abandoning everything else in our lives for the sake of knowing Jesus. Philippians 3:8 says it this way, "More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Jesus Christ my Lord because of Him I have suffered th loss of all things & consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ."
Paul chose to adandon everything for the sake of Christ. He immediately began living differently, dedicating his entire life to Jesus. thsi is a picture of what it means to be devoted, and the call that each of us has from Jesus is no less dramatic. Pray students will understand that Paul abandoned everything he had been in order to follow Jesus. Pray that students will apply their understanding by evaluating their own devotion to Christ. Pray students will understand what it means to be devoted. Pray that they'll clearly see a measrue of their own devotion to Jesus. Pray that students will grasp the great need to be devoted to Jesus in their own lives.
If you have time, read along with them in their study today
Acts 9:1-31, 7:51-8:3; Gal. 1:11-20; Phil. 3:1-14.
Thanks for taking time pray with me. Thanking God for all He has in store! Ephesians 3:20
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