Director of Ministry Advancement
There is no doubt that 2020 was filled with pain, heartache, and trials. We were all impacted in some form or fashion by the historic events that took place – and students are no exception. We live in a world that is in short supply of hope.
Recently, I had the opportunity to teach a group of second year 4.12 Leadership Training students. As we started our time together, we did some reflection on how we saw God work this past year.
One of the ways our hope is built up is by taking intentional time to reflect on all that God has done.
I was blown away by their insights and the truly great things God did!
“We were able to have summer camp!”
“My mentor adopted a baby!”
“Being able to play sports.”
“Broken family relationships starting to mend”
“Building of faith and perseverance”
I know in my own life, it is SO easy to miss all that God is doing. I included a picture of the list we compiled (don’t mind my handwritingJ). Be encouraged by a few of the ways of how God worked in 2020!
Here is some closing scripture on hope to be encouraged by:
“’For I know the thoughts that I think toward you’, says the LORD, ‘thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and hope.’” Jeremiah 29:11
“Now hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans 5:5
Upcoming Events at Joy El.
Homeschool Retreat (February 4-5)
Bible Adventure weekend – children grades 2-6 (March 5-7)
Mother Son Retreat (March 12-14)
Father Daughter Retreat (April 9-11)