Looking ahead!

Hello Everyone! It has been a long time since I have written a letter to my friends and family, but I am pleased to announce that I will be working at Saskatoon Youth For Christ in an internship program for the next 9 months with intent to stay working here for at least a few years.
My life has been very busy this past year and a half.  I finished my Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministryat Briercrest College and Seminary, then I worked at Ranger Lake Bible Camp for the summer and Camp Kadesh in the fall.  I then decided to take a break from camp, lived at home and waitressed for four months in Osler.  This is where seeds were planted for my ministry here at YFC.  Through former bosses and me serving coffee to my current boss I made the step to move on to further ministry and started my partnership with YFC and RLBC, working at Ranger Lake in the summer and starting at at YFC this month. 
This year I am participating in an internship which will include a variety of different activities.  One thing I will help lead is Gymblasts, this is a school assembly program hitting almost 75 schools per year.  This opens doors for those kids to get connected with us I the future and teaches them how to serve others.  Dimension Four (otherwise known as d4) happens every Thursday night.  This is similar to a youth event but is geared towards kids who don't have a home church.  D4 partners with various camps in the area to help get kids plugged in.  Here kids will experience faith, fun, friends and food.  Disorganized sports is a weekly sports program that runs in five different schools. This program is designed for kids to have fun, and learn a little more about moral values from a Christian perspective. I will also be helping out with the drop in centre at the YFC building and California breakaway, an event during Easter break taking about 160 kids down to California, this trip allows them to grow deeper in their faith journey though having fun and hanging out with their leaders.

I am looking for a number of people to partner with me as I serve here at YFC.  I need to raise my support and funds as I work here and need people to come alongside me and provide the stability I need to work in ministry.  If you would like to support me though prayer or through finances there will be monthly updateson the activities of my life.  I will share prayer requests, praise items and pictures.  I would love to sit down for coffee or tea with some of you if this is something you would like to pursue. I am excited for this opportunity to serve and am really looking forward to this experience.  Thanks for being willing to partner with me and I am looking forward to what God will do in and through me this year.

I will descend into the pit, if you will hold tightly to the ropes.
— William Carey

 Prayer requests and needs:

-Pray for my health, I have hyperthyroidism which really effects my energy level.

-Pray for the right prayer and finical partnerships as I serve here.

Praise items: 

-Camp this year was amazing, God drew many kids to himself and lives were drastically changed for the Kingdom.

-God has been giving me an overwhelming amount of      energy since my diagnosis.

-Praise that God has brought me to work here this fall!

Carmen PahlComment