Friday, April 9, 2010

Meeting the Basic

We had one of our MYM kids call us today and asked if we could help him go to the beach with the band he is a part of. This isn't your typical garage rock band, it's a place that is a positive outlet for inner city youth and keeps them out of trouble. Most of the families that we work with don't have the extra money to send there kids to camp or let them participate in extra curricular activity's. They are trying to keep the lights on, put food on the table or unfortunately some are just trying to keep their addictions fed. So we are thankful that Make Your Mark can intercede here and help show these kids that they are loved, thought about and believed in. We meet the basic need first in order to relay the eternal need. He asked what did he need to do to work off the money and we told him that he didn't need to do anything. In his environment you never get something for nothing, you always owe someone for a favor. We told him that we love him and believe in his musical abilities and that we don't have to work for God's love, it's a free gift. Here at MYM we can only hope that these small acts of love will not only lead them towards salvation, but towards the abundant life Christ offers for today.... ALL-OUT!

1 comment:

  1. Trent,

    It was good getting to meet you last night at the hotel. We are the ones God moved to adoption during last November's adoption Sunday. Please keep in touch and God bless you as you travel to Ethiopia this summer.


    Russ and Heather Nordstrom