Today my youth pastor from Emmanuel, Jen Sargent, spoke at FCA from Luke 19:1-10. She spoke about Zacchaeus. A part that stood out to me was Luke 19:8. It says “Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said ‘I will give half of my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people out of their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!” This shows that Zacchaeus may not have been honest in the past when he cheated people with their taxes but he gave back. Not only did he give back, but he gave back four times as much. Jen challenged us today to make someone feel loved that may feel like a Zacchaeus because of their reputation. So today, instead of sitting with a friend I sit by everyday at lunch, I invited someone else to sit by me. It was something very small and I feel like I can do more and I will.
On August 5th I decided to completely give my life to Jesus! I got baptized as well as 72 others. Wont ever forget this! God is Good.
Last Wednesday youth students at Emmanuel Christian center raised over $45,000! We sacrificed our money, time, and energy because he sacrificed his whole life for us. We raised money to end human sex trafficking, build water wells in africa, and bring disaster relief to people who are in places that are having natural disasters. God made this possible!
At Jackson Middle School, students were gathering for see you at the pole to pray for the school on Sep 26