We’re Glad!

Have you ever wondered about kids who consider themselves a different gender? Did you realize that those kids show up at Youth 71Five Ministries? They show up…and we’re glad. At 71Five Campus in North Medford, I have a few who were born girls who want to think of themselves as guys. Traditional games where you play guys versus girls suddenly become a challenge. Small groups where you divide guys and girls up become a struggle. There are lots of other situations we need to watch out for too. So, what do we do? We love on kids unconditionally, even when we may not agree with them. Many of these kids have been hurt and are confused about their identity in many different ways. We show them that their identity is in Christ and in his unchanging love. We don’t pretend to agree with them if we don’t. We show them the amazing clarity that comes with following Jesus. We believe the Holy Spirt transforms lives. Our job is to love those around us with the same unconditional love with which Jesus loves us.
Some kids feel unlovable… But through caring adults, we show kids God’s transforming love. Thanks for allowing us to be Jesus to kids who struggle with their identity and feel unlovable. TIM HARDY  71Five Campus Coordinator – North Medford   (541) 779-3275  tim@71Five.org
“Lord God, you are my hope. I have trusted you since I was young.” Psalm 71:5 icb