Open my Eyes Lord

I have really felt God drawing me more and more to the youth here. And it's crazy, 'cause I know it's not my own power creating this in me. The kids are great, and I've been wanting to get to know them better, and God is creating those opportunities. Tonight at Jr. High Youth Group I got to talk to a couple girls who I really haven't had a good conversation with before. One was her second time to come, and she was very sweet and stuck close by me even though she came with a friend. Then the other is a regular attender, and I've been in her group when we split up, but we haven't had a time when we've just talked. We played Ultimate Frisbee tonight and she was awesome at it, so after the bible study I told her how good she is and she just started talking to me about all sorts of stuff that she likes for about 15 minutes or so. I thought that was pretty cool with how eager she was to just sit and chat.

My eyes are becoming more and more open to the fact that a lot of these students that come have hard lives. Everything isn't all put together, things are difficult for them. It breaks my heart to find things out, but at the same time, I'm glad to know because then God can use me in ways I didn't know.

It is really starting to feel like home around here. Oh! And we've been having our weekly get togethers with Amanda and Connor M. and Amanda and Mark E. So that has just been wonderful. It's nice to have people our age to hang out with every week. Pray for Amanda M. She has an interview tomorrow for a landlord position. It would be so wonderful for her to get this job. She just found out today that they want to interview her, so I get to watch Davis, Tricia and Bria tomorrow from 1:30-3:30 or so. Tim's parents and little brother and sister will be here at that time, but these kids are so easy to take care of. I'm looking forward to it! :)


  1. It's amazing when God shows you what He wants you to do, and begins opening the door for you to do just that. The feeling you feel for the youth is just what you said, He put it in you to feel that. I Love the way the Lord works:) May God always bless you and your family, for you are doing His will.