Hi! My name is Abby Clark and I have been blessed to be a part of Young Lives now for a couple of years. I first heard about Young Lives through our Life Group. A lot of our group has made this ministry a part of their lives and we love serving here together.
I want to say, if you are reading this, that these teen moms are some of the bravest people I’ve met, with the most grit and determination out there. They are not only raising children in this harsh world, but doing it with perseverance and sacrifice and sometimes even alone. So, with that said, I have so much enjoyed meeting the young faces that make up our Orange County Young Lives Club. Its neat to see them come into club a little unsure of what they might find and at the end of the night leaving with arms full of goodies, new friends and smiling faces.
I was asked to facilitate some games and skits for the club and it has proven to be a lot of silliness and fun. I was blessed with a history of being in a really awesome youth group myself. Growing up I was involved in attending camps and volunteering at Young Life (a sister ministry of Young Lives) meetings and camps. It was such a blast! I like to take those memories and bring them to this club to make it a safe and silly place for the teens to just let their hair down enjoy themselves. So that is my hope for these girls. Why? Because Jesus calls us into a life that is made up of community and fellowship in Christ. And this can and should be fun! Jesus loves us and He loves to see us blessed and joyous. We aren’t meant to walk through this life alone.
So, if you come to club and you see a gal making a fool of herself in a silly skit or game, it’s me, just trying to have a little fun and hopefully bless some tired moms that need a break from life in the process.
God bless you!