OPEN LETTERS FROM OUR STUDENTS

OPEN LETTERS FROM OUR STUDENTS!

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Recently our students were asked to write letters to our ministry.

Below are just a few of them!

“THANK YOU FOR BEING MY FAMILY WHEN IT FELT LIKE MINE FELL APART.  I LOVE YOU ALL!”

“THE PROCESS BROUGHT JESUS BACK INTO MY LIFE.  I AM SO HAPPY I FOUND THIS GROUP!  BEING ABLE TO EXPRESS MY FAITH IS JUST AMAZING.  I TRULY BELIEVE GOD IS WITH ME EVERYDAY!”

“IN MY LIFE, I HAVE BEEN TO SEVERAL YOUTH GROUPS.  NONE; HOWEVER, HOLD A PLACE IN MY LIFE LIKE THE PROCESS.  SINCE THE FIRST DAY I’VE COME, I HAVE ALWAYS FELT WELCOME BY YOU.  THE DISCIPLESHIP I HAVE WITNESSED BY YOU HAD CHANGED MY LIFE AND I CAN’T DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE IT.  KEEP ON KEEPING ON AND DON’T LOSE SIGHT OF YOUR PURPOSE!”

“WHETHER IT BE INSIDE OF CHURCH OR NOT, WE’RE ALWAYS THERE FOR EACH OTHER IF SOMEONE NEEDS A SHOULDER TO LEAN ON, AND I AM THANKFUL FOR THAT.  SOMETIMES WE JUST NEED SOMEONE TO LISTEN, AND I FEEL LIKE IT IS EASY TO FIND OPEN EARS IN THE PROCESS.  TOGETHER WE ARE BEING MADE STRONG DISCIPLES, AND TOGETHER, WE CAN LIGHT UP OUR DARKENED WORLD WITH HOPE.  I HOPE WE CONTINUE GROWING AS A SPIRITUAL FAMILY AND SPREAD THE HOPE THAT LIES WITHIN JESUS TO THE WORLD.”

“I LOVE THE PROCESS SO MUCH!! JACOB, YOU MAKE LEARNING ABOUT GOD SO MUCH FUN AND UNDERSTANDABLE.  I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR THE PROCESS!”

“THANK YOU ALL FOR ALWAYS LISTENING TO WHATEVER I HAVE TO SAY.  WHETHER IT’S A MINOR ISSUE OR PROBLEM I AM HAVING OR A MAJOR, ONGOING ISSUE.  YOU GUYS ALWAYS LISTEN TO WHAT I HAVE TO SAY, YOU EVEN GET THINGS OUT OF ME THAT I DIDN’T KNOW I HAD IN ME! THANK YOU!”

“AS A SENIOR…HAVING SEEN ALL THE CHANGES WE HAVE EXPERIENCED THROUGHOUT THE YEARS AND MEETING TONS OF KIDS, I CAN SAFELY SAY WE HAVE MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN MANY LIVES.  BY KEEPING THE PROCESS INCLUSIVE, FUN, AND AT THE SAME TIME, DISCIPLING OTHERS IN THEIR FAITH, WE CAN CONTINUE TO TOUCH THE LIVES OF MANY MORE KIDS AT PENN MANOR.”

“YOU GUYS HAVE ALL HELPED ME THROUGH A LOT!  I HAVE GROWN SO MUCH CLOSER WITH GOD SINCE I STARTED COMING HERE.  I HAVE MADE SO MANY MEMORIES AND THERE ARE SO MANY MORE TO COME.  THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!”

“THE PROCESS HAS SHOWED ME THE REAL TRUTH OF WHAT IT MEANS TO LOVE AND TRUST GOD UNCONDITIONALLY.  IT IS A PLACE WHERE I ALWAYS FEEL SAFE TO OPEN UP AND NO ONE WILL JUDGE ME.  WHETHER IT IS HAVING A DEEP TALK WITH A LEADER OR JUST FINDING NEW FRIENDS TO LAUGH WITH.  I HAVE FOUND SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH THE PROCESS.  I CAN’T IMAGINE HOW DIFFERENT I WOULD BE AS A PERSON IF I NEVER MET THE PEOPLE IN THIS GROUP.”

Jacob Marino