There are some obligations in life that we have to go to, and some that we want to go to. I volunteer as a leader for Young Life in Kerrville. It is something that I love to do. On Sunday we had the annual Young Life banquet. It was so great to see all of the Tivy high school kids working to raise money for an organization that has had an impact on their life.
The night started off with two Tivy high school students giving their testimony on how Young Life changed their life and started their relationship with God. It was such a powerful reminder of why we do what we do and why we put so much time in to making and developing relationships with high school kids. Next, recording artist Jonah Werner played and told his Young Life story. If you have never heard Jonah, take a second to watch this video clip. He is amazing! In the following clip he talks about Young Life and little bit about himself as a child before he starts singing. Definitely worth your five minutes!
As Jonah played I couldn’t help but smile and laugh. The whole room radiated with happiness. During his last song of the evening, Young Life kids, leaders, and supporters presented what we call cardboard ministries. This is where the participants write on one side of a piece of cardboard what their life was like before Young Life, then they flip it over and it says what their life is like now. I was so moved by how this organization had worked in so many different people’s lives.
The banquet was a wonderful reminder of the impact one person and one organization can have in the life of high school students. It was also a reminder of how important it is to be a role model at all times. I love being a Young Life Leader and I think it helps keep me in the camp mindset all year long!