Along with the arrival of a new school year and our move to a new place of worship we decided to start an additional program for our teens and preteens. They are eager to have a program that is adjusted to their age, interests and needs. With the help of Daniel and Gris Behin, CFNI alumni and experienced children's workers, we started a youth meeting which is to be held every other Wednesday. As the day of the first meeting approached, the anticipation among our young people grew. Along with our own youth, young people from other churches in the city gathered that Wednesday and enjoyed studying the Word of God, playing games, praying together and just having a great time of fellowship. It is very encouraging to see teens and preteens so enthusiastic about God. Some of them already serve in the church helping out in different ministries such as sound and video projection, children's ministries, our book table, ect. Our desire is to integrate them even more so they would feel apart of the church and find their place within the church family.
For two Sundays in a row we had a guest speaker who is very dear to the
heart of our church. Bonnie's dad, Dr. Dean Hackett, ministered to our Body from the Word and encouraged us greatly speaking on the importance of having a proper life attitude- "You win or loose by the way you choose!" This was a timely message for many who are facing troubles, trials and life's difficulties.