Recently I joined the youth on a Friday night and asked them a few questions about the youth program and Gloria Dei.
Here’s what they had to say:
What’s been your experience here?
Alaya – “I’ve met a lot of people, I’ve made friends, I’ve gotten to know other peoples’ stories, I’ve learned about God, I’ve joked around, I’ve ate food, I’ve laughed, I’ve just had a lot of fun here. “
What was your experience like when you first came to Gloria Dei?
Tyrese –“It was… exhilarating. A lot of different faces, a lot of different people, and a lot of different races, different personalities. “
What are the people like that are part of the youth program?
Devante- “fun, energetic, religious, warm-hearted.”
How has Gloria Dei impacted your life?
Camilla – “ When I first started coming here I was pretty shy, but as I’ve gotten to know people I’ve realized I have real friends, I have people who love and care about me. My best friend comes here. It makes me feel good that I meet people who care about me.”
How has the youth program impacted your life?
Joel – “The youth program impacted my life because before I wasn’t really that into church. I wasn’t that kind of kid. But as I got older I’ve seen other kids older than me change their lives because they’re coming to church and I always wanted to do that. I wanted to make a difference in myself.
Our youth are one of the many blessings at Gloria Dei. Please lift them up and pray for them. I hope these voices brighten and inspire your day.
Peace and blessings,