“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:” - Matthew 7:24 -
comment what God showed you on this retreat👇🏼
3 weeks ago
Homicide rates for young African American women are higher than any other group of people.
Suspension and expulsion rates are higher than any group. 67% of African American females experience higher incidences of depression.
Incarceration rates are nearly three times higher than the rate of any other race.
Today, I’m living my life to defy these odds.
I’m living my life to make Jesus famous.
I’m living my life for the next generation of young African American girls who may have heard comments like...
“You’re smart... for a black girl.”
“You speak well... for a black girl.”
“You’ll do well... for a black girl.”
“Don’t forget... you’re a black girl.”
I want to be a living testament to the fact that we don’t have to be part of these statistics and stereotypes. We CAN change this narrative. We CAN defy the odds. We CAN do what the others tell us we can’t.
I love my church. I love my pastors. I love talking about Jesus. And I love that I get to play a part in changing the narrative for the next generation and for every young black girl that comes behind me.
It took a little longer than we were expecting but we’re all home from One Bread One Cup safe and sound. It only took 7 total airports, two overnight stays by different groups in Atlanta and Chicago, one flight with out AC, several maintenance issues and thunder storms but we touched down in Northern VA and Richmond this morning/afternoon.
A big thank you to the United Airlines customer service desk at O’Hare that went above and beyond and did everything in their power to help make an overnight stay unforgettable and got us home as quickly as possible. They Re routed our return flight, triple checked our bags making sure they got on the new flight after we missed our connection, gave us food vouchers that paid for a midnight feast at McDonald’s complete with a happy meal for a 28 year old, travel credits for the hotel rooms that we couldn’t get, and two Spider-Man themed travel bags for the kiddos. I sense a positive customer service survey in your future. You were one of our many God sightings.
Thank you to five wonderful kids who never once got mad at the circumstances and rolled with every new issue that popped up. If I had to pick anyone to be stuck in an airport I would pick you five. Thank you to two adult chaperones who helped figure out and work through every travel contingency. And a HUGE THANK YOU to Deacons Ron and Chris who helped guide the Atlanta group home through storms, an unexpected stop in Tennessee and getting stranded in Atlanta. They were the calm in the storm and had to push back their own weekend plans and family summer vacations and were even willing to rent cars and drive the 9 hours from Atlanta. They are the Shepherds of Redeemer and this ministry is blessed to have them be apart of it.
God is good. “Why is that Zamboni making so much noise?” “Do you think they have milk shakes at this hour?” “I woke up in Tennessee would be a good name for a country song”
#flightcancelled #OneBreadOneCup#UnitedAirlines#GateC21#ohareairport#happymealtoys#YouthMinistry #WasntThisATomHanksMovie?
Hai hai Eclipse!
What a beautiful Sunday it is today! Tonight at church Graham is speaking to us about life’s great priorities, and man oh man, Christ + Coffee = greatest priorities in my life! 😂 We’d so love for you to join us, so be there at 5:30PM for our service, and make sure you’re picked up at 8:00PM. Let’s hang out as a fam! DM us here if you need a lift!
I couldn’t say NO to pics with these amazingly beautiful happy souls. Each one of them has once shared with me their unique stories that makes up the people they are today. Almost all of them are NOT Adventists, but ALL of them have made the decision to follow Jesus according to His Biblical principles as taught by the Adventist Church. I just had to Capture these faces. The devil has once again failed and Christ prevails in the lives of these beautiful young women. #youthministry#adventhopechristianschool#sistersinchrist