Youth Haven – Week #1

´╗┐The first group of Ranchers have returned home, and today a second group went to Picacho for a week of camp at Youth Haven.During the trip home, we had supplies in the van so campers could write a personal thank you note to the camp staff.  One boy who has been...

From the Blogosphere

Here are some thoughts about urban poverty from a country-dweller-turned-city-gal.  She and her family answered God’s call to go to the city.Here is a youth leader’s perspective from her week in Phoenix helping with VBS.

Hospitality in the Heat

It is amazing how quiet it is now that the youth group has gone home to Iowa, and VBS is over.  We had originally scheduled two weeks of VBS, back-to-back, but when the youth group for the second week didn’t have a sufficient amount of volunteers, we...

VBS: Camp Discovery (Day Five)

The final evening of VBS was one of excitement and disappointment.  Excitement = singing enthusiastically, playing kick ball, eating snacks, listening to a drama about how Jesus can take our load of sin, learning about Zacchaeus, making...

VBS: Camp Discovery (Day Four)

´╗┐Yesterday evening, one of the Sunnyside youth leaders prayed something to the effect that God would enable them to “finish strong and give it their all.”  In the midst of a busy and full week, I know I have experienced the blessing of seeing the...