What a Spring Break!
The King will answer and say to them, “Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.” – Matthew 25:40

If you are wondering about the spiritual health and welfare of our youth we want to testify that if a servant’s heart is any evidence of spiritual health, we are in great shape! Teenagers really look forward to spring break each year. Spring Break has become a highly anticipated and valued time for most teenagers. For some it is valued because it is a break from schoolwork and tests, for others the value lies in the opportunity to spend time with friends and/or family.  Because of this inherent value, the thought of working during your vacation time is not often considered, that is, unless it provides an opportunity to put your faith into practice and seize a chance to make a difference in our world.

I say all this feeling like a proud (surrogate) parent reporting that FUMC/ATN was well represented: Some of our senior high youth travelled to Biloxi to assist with the continuing efforts to help rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina, three of our youth chose to join the medical mission to Haiti, and a large number of our middle school and step up youth did a varitety of outreach projects locally before heading out to Disney World.  That means that our youth were ministering locally, nationally and internationally.  We think we can say with confidence that our youth are (spiritually) alive and well and making a difference!

Your partners in ministry,
Pete, Rhonda, and Carrie

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