I have now officially been a part of the Create team for over 2 months and I’m really enjoying it. In this time I have started going into Preston Academy with Emma and Jake to run Christian Union which is going really well and we do detached work there on Tuesday lunchtimes where we have opportunities to go around talking to young people. Also, I am loving being in the Light Hearted core team with Gabi and Jake where we plan all the fun things we can do in the youth group on Friday nights and I help out with different jobs each week.
Recently, I have started heading up a youth group called Pure Energy (for reception to Year 2) which is also on Friday nights. It’s great to do something new and have the experience of being responsible in planning for it, as I get the opportunity to learn about different stories in the Bible which I can share with the children; whilst also having that time to get to know them and having lots of fun doing crafts and playing games with them.
As well as being involved with all of these different things I have also been growing in my faith, getting to know God more through reading the Bible, spending time with Him and doing all of this in His strength. It has been great having opportunities to share my faith with the children and young people I get to meet every week, and being able to shine God’s light into their lives. I am really excited for what the rest of this year will bring, for everything that I will be getting involved in and for seeing transformation in young people’s lives.