update, but after four months of living at the J-Life campsite, my
training is finally over! I know you are all asking the same question,
"What's next?" Well… I'll tell you...
Remember late last year when I spent about 6 weeks living in
Vereeniging and working with the youth at Acts Family Church? Well
they ended up asking me to come back and spend the rest of this year
working with the youth again, so I'm back in Vereeniging (don't worry,
I can't pronounce it either… most English people call it 'V-Town').
One thing has changed since my stint here last year… my Dad and Liz
moved into town. They were living at a campsite outside of Heidelberg,
but in February of this year they decided to move into town to be
closer to church, and civilization. Living here also provides Matthew
and Grace, my little brother and sister, the opportunity to go to
school instead of having to home school. They are excited. Again, I
know you are all asking the same question, "What does this change for
you?" Well… I'll tell you. I get to move home instead of living with
the pastor for the rest of the year, but other than that it really
doesn't change anything… thank you for asking though.
So as of now I'm trying to figure out what a full time youth worker
does during the day while all of the youth are in school. So far
(after almost a week) my days have consisted of moving into the
apartment behind my Dad and Liz's house and planning youth lessons for
Wednesday and Friday nights. I'm hoping to also get involved in one of
the local high schools and do ministry there, which should keep me
plenty busy. Things with the church and the youth group are going
well, and I'll fill you in more on that once I have a better idea of
what's going on here (again, it's been only a week).
Thank you all for your continued prayers and support, I wouldn't be
here without your help! Be well and God bless!
Oh, I almost forgot… I'm coming home for a two-week visit in July.
Hope to see all of you then!