Hey y’all! This is Denise Voyles writing the youth article for The Witness this month. As you all know, Zach has moved to Tennessee following God’s plan to become a full-time lead pastor. As we have all enjoyed his time with us and the messages he shared from the pulpit, I am confident that God will move in miraculous ways in his new church home. Continue to keep Zach and his family in your prayers.
There are adults working behind the scenes planning to ensure there is no gap in our Youth Ministry in Zach's absence. Our youth are the future of our church, and we must lift them up and intercede for them in prayer. Also, please pray for those adult leaders who feel God’s prompting to step up and stand in the Youth Ministry gap. Also, if you are willing to help with our youth, please let Earl, Creston, or Mike know. God can use all of us!
We have an amazing youth event planned for March 22-24. It is our annual D-NOW (also called Disciple Now) weekend. Our church is joining with Calvary, First Screven, First Ludowici, Anderson Drive, and Altamaha to host this opportunity for the youth in Wayne County. Asher Kenerly, our summer youth intern, is bringing a team to lead our youth, and I am so excited to have the honor of working with D-NOW. We have several activities, Bible studies, and worship services planned. Our students will be staying in host homes Friday through Sunday, and our Brotherhood is providing breakfast Sunday morning for all our youth at 8:30.
I want to spend the last lines of this article sharing with you about our mission project on Saturday during D-NOW. We are hosting a block party at the Bayview Housing Community on Pine Street from about 1:15-4:45. Did you know there are 50 units in that community? We are planning a general store, hot dogs, chips, drinks, games, and a Bible lesson during the event. We need some help to ensure the block party is a success. Could you spend the next three weeks until March 20th picking up a few extra groceries (including cans of ravioli, Spaghettios, individual servings of items for the kids to eat on the weekends, etc.), dry goods (small bags of flour, sugar, oil, etc.), and any other grocery item you can think we might could use in the general store? Just drop them by the church and let them know they are for the D-NOW weekend.
Please pray for this D-NOW event that God will move in miraculous ways in the hearts of our community. Pray for the team of college students Asher Kenerly is bringing to teach and disciple our youth. Pray for the host homes who will have a direct and significant impact on the weekend. Pray for our youth that they will have a hope and security of a personal relationship with Christ. Pray for our church that we will encourage, uplift, and demonstrate God’s love to each other and our community. We “Got Youth”; let’s “Get Involved”!