This summer I worked for YouthWorks organizing an afternoon Kids Club in Manderson, South Dakota. I was given materials and lesson plans, but was responsible for implementing and scaffolding the curriculum for a variety of ages, skill levels, and interests. Every day we had story time, parachute games, and crafts, then on Thursday we celebrated… Continue reading Kids Club Curriculum
Cherishing the divine within all Being home in America is a change after my African journey, but my sense of adventure is as active as ever. Last weekend I traveled to Baltimore, MD with the Messiah College Agape Center. We served with Catholic Charities, an organization that provides services to people with disabilities, the elderly,… Continue reading Catholic Charities, Baltimore
If you frequent my blog, you’ve probably read at least one article about YoungLives. If you aren’t familiar with the ministry, it’s a branch of Young Life specifically for teen moms. I’m extremely passionate about the beautiful this work this organization is doing. This past week, I got a chance to participate in their service… Continue reading YoungLives Camp
This past week I had the opportunity to be Craft Leader at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Bible Camp. I prepared four crafts for kids ages 2-11, which was a challenge because they had to be easy enough for a 2-year-old and still engaging to an 11-year-old. They also had to be animal-themed and relate… Continue reading Animal Kingdom Bible Camp
What do college students do when they have a four-day break in between a month-long intensive course and spring semester? Go on a service trip to Washington D.C., of course! I spent this past weekend at the Steinbruck Center in D.C. with eight other students from my school. This trip was rooted not only in… Continue reading Serving in D.C.
This week I was incredibly blessed to volunteer at World Impact in Newark, NJ. World Impact has maintained a presence in Newark since 1976. Early emphasis was on Bible clubs for neighborhood children. The ministry expanded over the years and currently includes four active church plants, a Christian mission school, theological training for local leaders… Continue reading World Impact Ministry in Newark, NJ
Yesterday I had the privilege of meeting some truly inspiring women at Angels and Inspiration, a fundraiser for YoungLives. Special guests included two writers, an illustrator, a singer, and a blogger. I was ecstatic to see a blogger among the midst of this array of talents. Blogging is the final frontier of journalism, as well… Continue reading Angels & Inspiration
What is Young Life? Last week you read about my first Young Life club – the weirdness and wonderfulness of it all. Young Life became a crucial part of my high school experience; I went to camp, participated in “Campaigners” (Bible study), and I became a leader for WyldLife, the middle school group, my senior… Continue reading Transforming Young Lives