A Good Kid

There’s nothing better than a game of capture the flag… until someone gets hurt. We were all having fun until Jessie got annoyed at another kid. He reacted negatively by hitting him pretty hard in the gut. Jessie’s never been a violent kid although he tends to be slightly rougher than most 9-year-olds. Generally, with kids his age it’s easy for me to simply remind them to be nice, respond with kindness, and not act out of anger, but God put it on my heart to really get on his level and speak to him in a deeper way. When I spoke with him, he felt heard and not just “talked at.” He opened up about his home life and how he misses being a “good kid” and that he wishes he could have met his dad before he died. God used me through that conversation to give Jessie a new perspective, and to display the love of Jesus. 
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of youth through 71Five.
PETER KUHL,  71Five Campus – Eagle Point Coordinator  
(541) 630-0648 | peter@71Five.org
“Lord God, you are my hope. I have trusted you since I was young.” Psalm 71:5 ICB