On Saturday, Drew made his Confirmation.
There were close to 300 students in our church that have spent the past 3 years preparing for this very special day.
Starting in 6th grade they are placed in a small group called a Pak, which consists of about 10 boys or girls and a couple of Pak adults that lead the group. This group stays together for the 3 years; worshiping together, praying together and learning together. This makes for a very special and close group.
The church service was so good with great worship and a heartfelt and touching Message.
The Youth Ministries Pastor's message was a great analogy of a relay race with a runner being handed the batan. He compared that to the student taking that baton and now is their turn to run with their faith. I really loved this message and I think the kids could really relate to it.
After the Message, each Pak was called up for a blessing which included a scripture and a prayer. Parents, Godparents and Grandparents came up with their child and laid a hand on them as this blessing was said,
Drew's Pak's Scripture was Psalm 91:1-2
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
All of the students were givne a baton to remember the day. I thought this was so touching and a perfect keepsake to remember the Message and the very special day.
We were so happy to celebrate with Drew!
And to have some of our family with to celebrate.
Drew and his Grandpa.
Drew and his Grandma.
And we were also so happy to have an aunt and some cousins to help celebrate.
We hosted a brunch after the service, which seemed the perfect way to round out the celebration.
We can't wait to see where this next step in your journey of faith and leadership takes you!