“Nobody wants me…”

With 71Five Camp for middle schoolers fast approaching, now is the time of year when we invite our youth. It was at our normal club day, and I felt God telling me to make sure I invited Joshua. “I want you to join us at middle school camp this year.” He reluctantly replied, “I probably can’t go.” I told him that I wanted him to ask anyway and reminded him I really wanted him to join us for the unique 71Five Camp experience. The next week he came back to club, and I asked him if he’d asked and he replied, “Are you sure you still want me to go?” “Of course I do.” I said, “I want you to be there, it’s going to be worth it.” Joshua replied, “Why? Nobody ever wants me!” At this point I got to share with Joshua, not only how I care for him, but more importantly, how loved and valued he is by God.
Because of you… young people, like Joshua, get to know they are accepted and loved. Thank you for passing on this message of love to those who don’t hear it often enough.
SARA NIELSEN,  71Five Campus Coordinator – Central Point
(541) 816-6761 | sara@71Five.org
“Lord God, you are my hope. I have trusted you since I was young.” Psalm 71:5 ICB