I wish you all could meet the fantastic people that give up their Wednesday and Friday evenings to see what amazing work they do. One of the most heartwarming stories I have is of Nolan. You can usually find Nolan shooting pool with a couple of guys, or hanging out with kids at the concession stand. The young guys that Nolan attracts are the socially awkward guys. One Friday, I was hanging out at the entrance; welcoming the young people as they came in. “Russ” stopped and chatted with me. After asking him how his day was, and the usual questions, Russ’ face lights up and he says “Guess what Maria. … Nolan said that he’d be here tonight!”
This school year, and for a while now actually, I have been realizing that there’s a lot more work to be done than I have time to do! In these last few months I have had to make the decision to close the C-21 drop-in on a couple Friday nights because a number of volunteers have not been able to make it. We all know that C-21 (and various other ministries in Abbotsford Youth Unlimited) need to have more volunteers. It’s been a real blessing to me to see the current volunteers promote the need for volunteers at C-21 on their own.
If God has been placing it on your heart to be a light for the youth in Abbotsford, but you don’t know where to start, please send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 604-852-2725. I’d love to meet you for coffee and hear your heart and listen with you to see where God is calling you to be.
Posted on November 11, 2012