Last night was the annual concert by my church’s youth group. 160 active kids got up to sing. Normally they also have a fund raiser for their summer missions trip, this year they decided there is enough going on in the world that they can do missions right here at home. So that was the theme–hope, faith, and community. Later this month they are going to have a market in town where people can come and ‘shop’ for services (haircuts, medical screenings, etc.), food, clothing, whatever. At no charge. And it will be run by the kids.
They were absolutely amazing. I am always inspired by these kids and hope that if I ever have a family of my own some day that they can be as plugged in and as deeply rooted in their faith as these children demonstrate. How very inspiring.