As students get older they will eventually age out of the Climbing Team and competing with the Climbing Team. For many of these students, it means that they go on to compete on their own or stop competing altogether. Recently, we have not had many students have to worry about what the next step looks like for their climbing as we’ve had a young team, but this upcoming year we have one student who is entering her senior year of high school and contemplating what climbing will look like for her after she graduates. In her case, even though she will have graduated high school, she will still be young enough to qualify to compete with the climbing team and be a part of the team.
When I told this student that she will be able to continue working with the Climbing Team, she was ecstatic! Over the years, The Edge has become a safe haven for her. It’s been a place where she has been able to go when her home life had been difficult, and the Climbing Team has been a group of friends to her when she has felt alone. While she understands what it means to be a follower of Christ, she has yet to make that commitment. I’m thrilled that we will have another year of being able to continue to witness to her and show her Christ’s love. We know that her story won’t be complete after graduation, and we know that God is actively working in her heart drawing her closer to Himself. Our prayer is that over the next 2 years we will see her surrender her life to Christ and choose to live a life glorifying Him.