Last Friday marked the first RockHarbor donation Holy Yoga class to help our amazing Young Lives Teen Parents. As many of you may or may not know Holy Yoga is a non-profit international ministry founded by Brooke Boone in 2006. Their mission is –
Holy Yoga is an experiential worship created to deepen people’s connection to Christ. Our sole purpose is to facilitate a Christ honoring experience that offers an opportunity to believers and non-believers alike to authentically connect to God through His Word, worship, and wellness. Holy Yoga exists to carry the gospel to the ends of the earth through the modality of yoga.
But why and where did this all come about? Well, Terice Ziemann went to the end of the year Young Lives dinner. There she saw a vision to bridge the gap between RockHarbor Church – Young Lives and her Holy Yoga Ministry. The vision was to create a donation class that could bring awareness amongst the community and to support the Young Lives Ministry. What’s cool is all those that attended would receive a 60 min class with a message in the beginning, a focus on God and the Holy Spirit and who doesn’t like rocking out to Christian worship playing in the background!
It was an absolute success! Every life was touched that night as we got to hear how Jayanna is working and living all on her own while taking care of her baby girl. While she said she was only interested in the free food at her first YoungLives meeting she immediately fell in love with the people and cannot see herself living without the group. Her gratitude and love for what Young Lives is doing for her and her fellow friends is beyond words as she receives guidance on so many levels, but most importantly her love for Jesus.
Here is a great example of how 3 passions. 3 influential spirit driven bodies can unite to Honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.