Kids who are looking and searching

I’ve seen Amy on and off for about four years. She’s friends with a lot of people in our Campus Life Club and drops in from time to time. She always has a lot of questions about the Bible, God, and heaven. I always got the feeling that she was trying to find answers that her cynical mind could accept. She would come for a few weeks, and then not show up for the rest of the year. I even remember her being really frustrated with some Biblical answers to her questions and acting like she probably wouldn’t come back.

I don’t know a lot about Amy, except that she lives with her grandmother and a younger boy cousin. I have no idea what her situation is, but God does. I’ve been praying for Amy and other students, many of them hit and miss, for literally years. I have a list of names.

Last week Amy came to Club again, for the first time in a long time. She was genuinely excited to be there. Our lesson spurred on lots of questions. While most of the other students moved on to play games with me, she and another girl ended up talking for most of our Club time with one of my volunteers, whom I trusted could really handle their Biblical questions. During our cleanup I got to catch up with Amy and encourage her to read the Bible for herself to find the answers she was looking for. That seemed very daunting to her, but I gave her some advice as to where to start. I also invited her to our local youth group, and to keep coming back to our Campus Life Club. She seemed determined to give it a try. She really wants to find the answers that have been gnawing at her this whole time. I hope I see her tomorrow at Campus Life, and pray that God opens your eyes to understand his truth.

I’m blessed to offer a Youth For Christ Club to kids who are looking and searching, but don’t have much access or exposure to the word of God. I’m excited to see what God will do in Amy’s life through connecting with Him at Campus Life.

-Sherri Hvizdak

*Names have been changed