Dear Templo Jerusalen Youth

Words cannot express how proud I am of our youth group this evening. As I write this (at 2:30 AM), I’m convinced that through the leading of God we are seeing the beginning of something great at our church.

–          All of my expectations have been exceeded! I honestly didn’t know what to expect after I handed over the reins of all our August services to our youth. So far their sermons, worship, and enthusiasm have surpassed anything I could have hoped for.

–          Young people have felt the call into ministry! There is no greater pride for a pastor than seeing youth on fire for God. They want to use their talents in ministry, not out of guilt or a sense of obligation, but because they feel the leading of the Holy Spirit!

–          Our church has been supportive! As far as I can tell (and yeah, sometimes the pastor is the last to know things), most every adult has been supportive. I love reading the facebook posts and hearing the encouragement in person.

Yes, we have a long way to go. However, if this month is any inclination as to the future, we are going to get there!