Monday, September 26, 2011
Yesterday, I got the CRAZY idea of asking people in our congregation to help sponsor a student to go on our fall retreat this coming weekend, and didn't know what to expect, but I know that God is going to provide for teens that want to go, but just can't afford the $100 registration fee. I already received a couple of generous donations, so I thought I'd throw the net wider and ask the folks on the world wide web to pray about giving some support to help a teenager go to camp.
These camps can be life-changing weekends for tweens and teens, and we've seen God show up time and time again to knock on the doors of hearts of students, and they actually respond. It's amaazing that we get to be a part of His story and the spiritual journeys of some pretty phenomenal young people. The fact is that in a hurting economy many of us don't have much to give, and we've got to choose how we spend our money. Don't be alarmed, God will bless what you give, and you will be blessed for giving. Luke 6:38 reminds us to "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Would you consider changing the life of a kid in Colorado? If you are able to give, you can do it easily through www.paypal.com. Just log in to your account and hit "Send Money", enter my e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org, make sure you select personal and "gift" so that there will be no fees associated, and it will make a HUGE difference in the life of a teenager!
You can also send a check with "Youth Retreat Scholarship" in the memo line to:
Colorado Community Church
Attn: Gregg Barbour
3651 S. Colorado Blvd.
Englewood, CO 80113
God Bless You!
Pastor Gregg <><