When Jennifer began speaking, she held a small wooden cross in her hands. She spoke about PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. She asked the young men for some ways to help relieve the pain of traumatic memories. The first two answers were, "Forgive" and "Give it to God." Young people are hungry for answers that they can apply to their lives. The love of God applies to everything.
Another topic that Jennifer touched on was goal setting. One young man said his goal was "To be alive next week." Another talked about going to Harvard. After Jennifer finished speaking and the young men sat down for dinner, one of them asked her a question. "Where can I get my GED?" The YWAP Director will help him get enrolled at ECC and work beyond his GED. Jennifer planted seeds in the hearts of many young men and the fruit was immediate.
Prayer is something we let the young men do before the BWAP dinner. One of the kitchen volunteers, Denise Walden brought her young children to help her. One of her sons volunteered to pray. He stepped to the front of the group and read from a notebook. He had written a simple prayer. Where did he get the notebook and pen? Jennifer came to BWAP with a message and the tools for the young men to start writing their goals. Her actions brought immediate fruit in two different age groups.
Thank you Jennifer, the gifts you brought were evidence of the gift of God within you. The fruit of your life will live on long after you have left the young men at BWAP. I can imagine Jesus saying, "Well done Jennifer, you have been a good and faithful servant.
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