The Sister ACTS meeting on September 18 was another moment of inspiration, learning about youth ministry and planning for the coming months.
Kevin Seelinger, along with his wife Chrissy, spoke to the Young Life Ministry of the Eastern Panhandle group, which is a Christian ministry for middle school, high school and college students in all 50 states of the United States and in 100 countries across the world.
Kevin explained that his local organization currently meets on Wednesday nights downstairs at the Holiday Inn, where they provide a fun setting to support and build relationships with the kids as they introduce them to and / or walk with them in their Christian walk. Young Life also offers students many opportunities to change their lives and develop their skills by attending their summer adventure camps.
Another current focus of Young Life is the revitalization of the Young Lives program, which provides teenage mothers with encouragement, guidance and ongoing support. To support this new ministry, Sister ACTS participates in the collection of baby bottles. Plastic baby bottles were available for anyone who wanted to fill one with coins or other money and come back before the October 9 meeting.
Currently, Sister ACTS has raised nearly $ 1,000 in gift cards for the purchase of shoes, supplies or clothing needed for the Refugee Assistance Project in Afghanistan, as well as hundreds of dollars in gift cards. ‘slightly used or new items to send to refugees staying at Ft McGuire. in New Jersey.
There have already been two deliveries of our donations to New Jersey and another delivery in September is planned. Sister ACTS is very grateful to all members of the community who have helped in this service project. It was great to see what a small group of caring women can do !!
Going forward, Toni Weisburg of Faith Feeding Freedom will be the speaker on November 13 and the group will be making / buying cards for veterans at our local VA medical center. These will be due before November 6.