After VAY summer camp, I was ready to do what God was calling me to do. Camp helped me find what I was searching for; I didn’t even realize what I was doing wrong in my life. God has shown me grace and mercy, giving it all back to him is all I can do. Living Fire encouraged me to go even if I was going through pain and suffering. The youth family has a great group of kids that are eager to come on Fridays and learn about God, interacting with one another and the elders. The staff leaders are a great part of Living Fire. They show us all love and grace, caring for each and every person. This past year, we had a series called Lies That Kill Men. It helped show all of us the true ways we were suppose to live and act rather than live according to our own plan.
Looking forward to this new year is making me all excited! We are starting on a new direction for the ministry called the Vine, on how to build up a relationship with God and abide in him.
“Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” John 15:4.
From this verse, we will develop stronger in Christ if we remain in him. This year we are also gaining new staff leaders! Throughout LF, I’ve experience God’s work in me and also God working through me. In many small and even big events, God has opened my heart to see his grace and compassion to each and every one of us. Some things I’ve learned in the past year were just easy things God was asking from us. Other things required me to make many choices on which side I could take and sometimes the point of the teaching would be totally asking for a big chunk in our lives. [continue reading...]