Today was our first day at Youth Enhancement Services (YES). It was so wonderful to see familiar faces and reconnect with the staff and some of the returning girls!
Each day we begin with a time of praise and worship followed by a devotion. This week we are focusing the devotion time on sharing the stories of three women in the Bible: Eve, Mary the mother of Jesus, and the Woman at the Well. This morning Isobel told the story of Eve. Following her storytelling we broke into small groups and discussed Eve's decision and how it ultimately changed the world.
Following the worship and devotion time with girls we began two of the projects for the week. Mimi is leading the sewing project and the girls are learning to make small book bag. These bags are the perfect size to hold and carry their very own Bible, which will be a gift at the end of the week.
Colton lead the canvas painting activity which allowed the girls a time of creativity and fellowship.
Our construction project for this week is to build a chicken coup. Today we got the plot laid out and the frames constructed.
Tomorrow we return to YES and Lisa will be leading the devotion story on Mary the Mother of Jesus.
On Wednesday 3/11 – pray for fair weather so we can have the second annual kickball game!! Pray for continued health for the team and deepening relationships with the staff of YES. Pray that the sewing activity is going well and that the girls are encouraged by their ability to complete their own bags.
Also include a special prayer for Amybell, one of the YES students. We learned this morning that she was shot last night and is in critical condition.