Each year, at the end of the year, we take an offering that we use to fund important things outside of our church budget. One of the things that we fund (and will do so again this year) is scholarships for campers for Round Lake Christian Camp and for those that attend CIY Mix and Move Conferences. You may wonder about the value of this. I want to share a note that the church received last week that demonstrates exactly why we do it. It is a Thank You note from one of the young ladies who received a scholarship from that fund to CIY Move.
Thank you so much for sending me to CIY Move this year. Like always, it was not only a ton of fun, but it also allowed for me to strengthen my relationships with both God and my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. This year’s theme was: Contrast, and through it I was really convicted to start living my life in a way of love towards others and obedience towards Jesus. Half-obedience is still disobedience and this CIY really reminded me of that.
I hope to live out my senior year as a true testimony to Christ’s love and sacrifice, even before opening my mouth. Thank you again for allowing me to go to this event!
That is one fantastic letter from a top-notch young woman. We are thankful to be able to assist wonderful young people just like Rachel in following Christ closely.