CONSPICUOUS! That’s how I would describe the movement of God’s Holy Spirit in our youth ministry this season! You’ve heard some of the stories: 70 Ohills kids sent to winter camp to hear about the unconditional love of Jesus…14 students giving their lives to Christ since the start of 2018 (including another last Sunday!)…4 student baptisms in March (wasn’t that profoundly beautiful?!)…over 30 amazing and devoted volunteers weekly mentoring our kids in grades 5-12…and the latest conspicuous development: 30 high school students committing to a week-long Christian discipleship experience at CHIC this summer! Wow, the Holy Spirit is on the move in the hearts and minds of our young people!
I am overflowing with gratitude for the opportunity to serve our students, and I am profoundly grateful for the support of our loving and generous church family.
I put out a call for financial support last week, and you responded--CONSPICUOUSLY! You generously gave over $14K toward our CHIC scholarship fund, with more pledges of support coming in every day! Your gifts will make it possible to send all of our adult leaders, and provide scholarships for 15+ deserving students! From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!
Thank you Oceanhills, for embracing our vision for a youth ministry that sees our students not just as the future of the church, but as a vibrant and valuable part of the church NOW. You are a blessing to our Youth Ministry Team.
Please join us in praying for all of our kids as they prepare for CHIC and other camp experiences this summer. I look forward to sharing more stories of new life and hearts captured by Christ.
And come join us this Sunday as we continue our series on the Holy Spirit's power in all our lives.
Laila DiGuilio, PhD
Director of Youth Ministry