It is amazing to see the chain reaction of God’s wisdom being poured into people. We had a guest speaker (Dave), who is a mentor and close friend of Rob and Iona, come in and talk about relationships which was very insightful. It was very clear to me that Dave was having God’s truth poured into him, and he was investing in Rob, who is investing in me, and I am pouring into ‘Andy’ and the other youth.
These links are really cool to realize. Continue reading Colin: Chain Reactions
The other night, during an animated, laughter-filled game of ‘Taboo’, there was an especially fragrant aroma of joy at the RV. It was my friend Nathan’s turn to guess. The word was ‘love handles’. A few quick glances were shared, the timer was flipped and the round was on!
Nathan’s partner went right into explaining that lovely deposit of excess which sits right above the hips–most prominent, often spilling over, when wearing pants with a tight waistband.
“Muffin-top!” Nathan exclaimed. Continue reading Kayla: Love Lumps
Two months to May 25. Two months until this an amazing journey called Lifeteams will come to an end. Where has this year gone? It seems like just yesterday that I drove up the driveway to the Lifehouse and started this amazing journey. There’s only two months left; but there’s two month’s left! Continue reading Kahala: The End is Near!
I had my first dealing with a suicide threat.
It happened just the other day. It was almost instinctive. Go into help mode. What can I do? What do I say? I didn’t realize the aftermath. I didn’t realize how I would be affected by it. Shaken up.
Growing up, I had my ups and downs, but for the most part I was a generally happy kid. A happy teenager. I had great friends, I was smart, I did extra curricular activities, I had a job. Life was good. I didn’t have
Continue reading Cassia: There Is Hope
As I sit under the maple tree looking up at the stars I sit in my frustrations and reflect on the day. I”m a little dazed today on why I agreed to do this program called “Lifeteams”? This program sure is testing my very being and on a day like today it shakes me. As I think, I get bombarded with a million thoughts and questions and the whys wander to the front of my mind. Why am I so easily frustrated these days? Why do I feel like my emotions are spaghetti noodles getting thrown against the wall?
Continue reading Sage: Hitting the Wall
Mondays are our days to do something adventurous. Today’s activity was rock climbing! We had to postpone our first rock climbing adventure because of the rainy weather. That’s Abbotsford. But it was well worth the wait! Continue reading Cassia: Something To Be Courageous About
This week I’m learning about cigarettes. It’s fascinating, I started working at a drop in centre here in Abbotsford about two and a half weeks ago and I learned very quickly that cigarettes are a huge part of most of the teens lives. Some days it seems as though they just spend all day smoking and figuring out ways to get more smokes. Continue reading Bryan: I’m Learning About Cigarettes
I can’t believe the life the life I’ve had. On Saturday we are heading up to Nemiah Valley, a First Nations Community north of Williams Lake, and as I was preparing for one of my lessons I’ll be teaching up there in the elementary school, I was just overcome with unbelief almost. I’m sharing my story of when I was bullied in high school, and Continue reading Amanda: Flashbacks
There are 10 of us here living in our house up on the hill. I am constantly blown away by my house mates in their kindness and love and just who they are. I am so blessed to know all of them, especially my roommate Sage. God completely blessed me with a wonderful roommate who has been a great friend and encourager since day one. God knew exactly what he was doing when he orchestrated this.
Continue reading Amanda: Together
The first week has wrapped up and I’m realizing more and more that all of us are very strong leaders, but yet we all know when it’s time to take a back seat and follow.
On wednesday we took some time to be alone with John 17:9-26. If you’re unfamiliar with the passage, it’s the tail end of Jesus’ last recorded prayer over the disciples before the garden of gethsemane and his betrayal. The last little bit is really cool because it speaks directly to us, the disciples that come after the original 12. Jesus prays the exact same thing over us as he does over his Continue reading Bryan: When to Lead and When to Follow
This last week has been exceptionally amazing. We went Caving to start off the week, which was terrifying and amazing all at the same time. We crawled on our bellies through tunnels only a couple feet wide and down holes that sometimes ended abruptly and we had to back out. I was always so excited when I was in the dark caves for a long time and eventually saw light because I knew that if I needed it there was an escape and I wasn’t trapped. It reminded me of how when… Continue reading Jacob: Adventures Everywhere
Hey Everyone – I have had another fantastic month and God has taught me and changed me so much it’s starting to become a regular everyday thing.
This Part of Lifeteams we have learned a lot about the world outside what we are used to and I have been learning so much. We met with a Man from YFC Rwanda who talked with us about… Continue reading Jacob: Month #3