Making a Difference
by Jordan Wheeler & Rachel Shively
“How many of you want to make a difference in the world?” This question was posed before several of our 4.12 Leadership Training Program students earlier this school year. Each student in the room eagerly raised their hand. However, as the discussion continued it was evident that none of them were certain about what kind of difference they were capable of making.
Each year junior and senior 4.12 students are invited to participate in Upper Level Assembly meetings that focus on helping them discern God’s will for their lives beyond high school and develop their leadership abilities both at camp and outside of camp. This year students were challenged to find a way to use their leadership skills to bring about a change in the world. They were also given freedom to decide what kind of difference they would make. After much discussion and brainstorming, the students decided to host an event to raise money and awareness for two nonprofit organizations: Women in Need and She’s Somebody’s Daughter.
The project has now been underway for several months and students have been working hard to plan for it. One student who joined the project later in the year was worried that she may not be able to contribute as easily as the others. However, by the end of her first meeting the other students changed and adjusted for her to have a special role that fit her interest and gifting well! She shared “I am glad there was a role for me in this project that fits my strengths and that I can truly contribute to something that I could never accomplish on my own!”
I am so grateful for the opportunities that God provides to help develop this next generation of leaders. Please pray that they would continue to understand the difference they are able to make through the gifts the Lord has given each of them!
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