This summer, Youth with a Mission St.Lucia hosted its fourth annual summer program from August 2nd-August 15th. The vision of the summer program is to disciple young persons and pass on tools to help them grow in their relationship with God and build healthy relationships among Christian friends. In all we had over 40 people from 8 nationalities involved (including volunteers/staff). The largest group (19) came from Barbados. For the two week program we had various teachings on Quiet Time, Evangelism, Relationships & Sexuality, Identity & Purpose all taught by local speakers and base staff. Having laid the foundation during the first week of the program we did various outreaches to the homeless shelter, elderly home, rehabilitation center for boys and street evangelism. This took the participants out of their comfort zone as some had never shared their faith on a bus or on the streets before. The participants got to work together as a team coming up with various dramas and songs. We also had our very first talent night. It was filled with laughter and screams of excitement on the various pieces which were done by the gifted and talented participants. Out of this years program two of the participants are praying about attending the January 2016 Discipleship Training School. Please pray for these 2 young persons.
With such a huge number for the program we rented an additional house which is 5 minutes walking distance from the base property where the males stayed. Expansion! Expansion! Expansion! We are in need of a permanent property to carryout the vision God has placed in our hearts. However, we remain grateful and thankful for where he has placed us during this season. In your prayer time you can pray for this.