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Youth Missions

SOME WAYS COVENANT YOUTH SERVED DURING THE SUMMER OF 2014

Revive Mission Experience – June 10-12

Ninety students & adults (19 youth & 5 adults from Covenant) hit the streets of Ft. Wayne as the hands and feet of Jesus. Over 1700 pairs of shoes were sorted for Soles for Souls. And an entire trailer of school supplies were organized and sorted to be distributed through several school supply giveaways.

Students and adults also served these agencies/missions/people: *The Sharehouse * Franciscan Center * Lamplight Assisted Living *Associated Churches Food Bank * Ava Maria House * Community Harvest Food Bank * Neighborlink * Huntertown UMC Gathering Place * several yard clean up projects * quality checked and/or built many toys and puzzles for Christmas in Huntertown * cleaned up the Rivergreenway * made personal care kits for homeless individuals * sorted and labeled “cheater reader” glasses * Homework Help with Ocleva at Autumn Woods * East Wayne Street Center * First Wayne UMC (host church) * St. Joe Ministries * several household furniture moving projects * blessed people on the streets with water and snacks while waiting at the bus station REVIVE donated shoes, books, and food to Blessed Portion Ministries, Street Reach for the Homeless, and Associated Food Banks .

Scott Mills, the evening speaker, spoke from Isaiah 40 and Live 4:1 provided a great worship experience. They learned that we are God’s and we are called to serve. We just need to say “Here I am Lord, send me.” God knows us by name and wants us to remain faithful and He gives us strength to keep going. Our theme verse was Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint”. Covenant’s Youth served others this summer

A report on how the youth at Covenant served in just one day!

On July 9th, 10 youth gathered to do several projects.

  • They started at 2 pm with finishing cards they made to send to Kenya with the team. The cards had scripture in them and a place for the Kenyan children to color. They made over 300. Thanks to Tina and Angie Hoffman for prepping all of them!
  • After they finished the cards they painted VBS set pieces. This was a lot of fun! And they stayed pretty clean – amazing!
  • Their last project of the day was filling welcome baskets for the residents of The Courtyard.

They finished the day by talking about making their summer significant by being positive and getting out of their comfort zones to serve others. A lesson for all of us.

Our youth know how to have fun as they took time to play some card games and laugh together. It was a great day!

P.S. Several of the youth also helped the residents of The Courtyards move in on Monday, July 14th.