Inspirational Youth

My heart was bubbling with pride and ached for the children.  Possibilities swarmed my mind for ways to serve our Lord.  All of this because some 'youth' from our church retold their recent trip to Kenya.  Their genuine love for the children they met was evident in the sparkle in their eyes, the tears held back so they could speak clearly. What would drive these teenagers to leave material comforts to brave stifling heat carrying 40lb sacks for 'strangers'?

I was convicted by my biases.  These weren't mere youth.  They're leaders in all the ways that matter.  Those they served are no strangers, they are the neighbors.  The Lord, through Kenyan voices, called and they responded.

I'm proud not because of my doing or even what our church is doing...I'm proud because I believe God is pleased.

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