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Monday, June 18, 2012

I dare you to MOVE........

So yesterday, Jessica took off with about 16 other youth and leaders from our church to Holland, Michigan for the week!!!  They're up at Hope College for the Christ In Youth MOVE Conference!! 
MOVE is a 5-day high school only event held all over the country, designed to amplify the call of Christ on students lives to become Kingdom workers.


I'm so proud of this group of kids, who selflessly give of their summer time to go and learn more about being an effective Christian. 


They arrived somewhere around 1 am and are spending the moring on Lake Michigan at Saugatuck Dune Rides!!!  18 people packed into a topless jeep!!!!  Sounds incredible!!!  Here are some of the pics that they are sharing!!


The area is completely breathtaking!!!  What an incredible experience!!!  How I wish that I were there!!!




Lake Michigan


Registration is later this afternoon and the conference will get underway at 6:15 with a pre-session for the students!!!  They will be filled to overflowing with lessons, challenges and personal goals that God will set for them!!  They will be joined in unity as brothers and sisters in Christ and gain a God worldview on serving others.  Five days of intensive learning and loads of fun and worship opportunities!!!!


The youth leaders that didn't go on the trip were assigned a specific youth to pray for each day in very specific ways - what an incredible opportunity!!  We were also supposed to connect with these kids before they left and also check in throughout the week to see how things are going!  Upon their return we are to set up a time to spend with them so that they can fill us in on all that took place while at the conference!!  What a wonderful way to make intentional connections!  There's just something about being connected to someone specifically and praying for them - it's amazing!!!

I just know that God is going to do amazing things in and through these kids this week!!  They will have opportunity to serve at the Holland Resuce Misson on Thursday and will head back home on Saturday!!!  Would you join me in praying for this team?  That God would move in a mighty way in the hearts and minds of these young people, that they would be kept safe, would be challenged "to do hard things" and that their hearts would be softened to serve others!!  Let's not forget to pray for their safe return on Saturday!!!

Thanks so much!!!  Have a blessed week friends <3 Lorraine




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