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From Joshua Stewart | October 2, 2019

Posted by Joshua Stewart on

Dear friends, 

Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.”  It’s so true that our mindset often plays a big role in our results and outcomes.  Certainly, this also applies to our daily faith journeys following Christ.  I wonder, what would it take for you to get excited and say “Yes” to a new challenge today?  What would get your blood boiling enough to take a leap of faith?  Researchers call it a “growth mindset ” (as opposed to a “closed mindset"), and it’s clear to me that we need to cultivate and nurture a growth mindset in our community’s young people.  One tactile way we do this is by organizing mission experiences on a grand scale…just like this coming Sunday’s Meal Packing Mission Project. 

Packing 28,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger is a lofty goal, but it is possible when we work together.  When each person in the assembly line does their small part, we can do it…and, yes, we’ll be sure to play fast music too!  This week, I want to encourage you to try to embrace a growth mindset.  Embrace the God-given strength already within you by saying “Yes” to Christ.  As you listen for God’s voice in your life, expect to hear something and feel something.  Above all, remember that a little goes a long way in God’s kingdom.  As Mother Teresa taught us, “It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”

Keep on keeping on,

P.S. Youth Meal Packing Mission Project is THIS Sunday, October 6 – here’s schedule, and spread the word: 

2:00 p.m.         Set-up and unload trailer (Small group needed, contact Josh)
3:00 p.m.         Event begins (Youth Center)
3:30 p.m.         Packing meals (Gym) 2.5 hours to pack meals
6:00 p.m.         Clean-up
6:30 p.m.         Pizza dinner
7:00 p.m.         Event finished, parent pick-up