who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners
or sit in the seat of mockers.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.
I'll try and keep this short but much has happened since last month!
Youth: April has been a great month at SURGE (our middle school/high school program). We had over 80 students at our Dance Party outreach! The most students at any event in the church's history! So exciting. Our youth group is continuing to grow and just last week, I had the chance to lead worship and was so inspired by the passion and hearts of the students here. Just a few weeks ago, we took about 35 students on a special retreat to Waiwera and got to enjoy the ocean, swim in the thermal pools and grow closer as a group. Following that, we had a youth all-nighter which had about 40 kids, who took turns beating me up on the wrestling mats, playing some rugby, worshiping and studying the Word.
Re:Source (Sun night service): Our Re:source service is continuing to grow and become an awesome service. We've had up to 100 and as low as 36. One of the coolest things has been my chance to teach. Just a few weeks ago, I had the chance to speak and I loved it! I offered to speak anytime so I'm scheduled to speak May 16 & 23. I'm leading worship bi-weekly and have loved worshiping with the church.
Other cool things: I've been invited back to Botany Downs High School to speak at the weekly Christian group. They've also started a Claim Your Campus prayer group. 4 students meet every Wednesday to pray for their school. So awesome. 2 weekends ago, I was able to lead worship at Piha for one of the Nazarene Youth retreats. Such a beautiful place.
Just a few things that have happened this past month, but I'll save those stories for later.
Thank you for praying and supporting me. God has been good to me. I'm growing every day closer to my Creator.