This blog post comes from David Michael, a Volunteer with the Grace Fellowship Youth.
I think it’s safe to say that Challenge 2014 was a blessing to all–high schoolers and sponsors! About 80 of us traveled in two buses to Kansas City, joining over 5,000 for a 5 day conference entitled “Restored: Live the Story. Tell the Story” (you can check out more at http://www.
A highlight for me was seeing the students jump into the service opportunities that we were assigned. One of them was dragging hundreds of illegally dumped tires out of a poison-ivy infested muddy ditch, but I heard no complaining and it was a highlight to many! That same day we had heard about the sinful-brokenness of our world, so it was great to have an illustration of how we can bring order and beauty to our world as God’s grace transforms us. Another highlight was our small group time. For many months, there have been seeds planted, much watering, and then all of the sudden the Lord brought growth. You never know when growth will happen, but when it does, it’s unmistakably the Lord at work in hearts! God is so good to use bus rides, side conversations, and muddy tires to teach great things!