Do you ever imagine what it would be like to go back to high school? Well, thanks to Sioux Falls school assemblies last week, we were able to get a glimpse into the lives of our youth! Being a teenager in today’s culture can be rough stuff. As we see society sliding down a slippery slope, our youth get caught in the mist of the madness.
We spoke all week on the word “imagine;” challenging teens not to limit themselves to their age, the barriers they see around them, or the names they may be called. We took time to literally break through different words that the teens saw as obstacles to overcome! It was very heartbreaking and powerful to see students come forward to write on bricks, the things they wished to overcome. We saw words like fear, worthlessness, abuse, rape, and depression. Very deep and heavy things for such a young audience to be dealing with. LifeLight President, Josh Brewer said, “We were excited to see kids of all backgrounds experience breakthrough as they wrote their struggle, hurt, and pain on bricks, and watched those bricks come crashing down!”
Throughout the week, we visited numerous high schools in the Sioux Falls area: Tea, Canton, Washington, Roosevelt, and New Tech. During each assembly, we invited the teens to an After Party at LifeLight. The After Party consisted of a talent show, door prizes, games, and most importantly the Gospel presentation. All our hard work paid off; God was moving, and multiple students came forward to make a commitment to Christ! Collision’s very own Nash Eickholt (aka Blaze) stated, “The collaboration that took place between LifeLight, Collision, and iTHINKBIG was incredible! It’s amazing the work that can be done for the kingdom when ministries come together for one mission and that’s the kingdom of God!”
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. – Romans 12:4-5 (ESV)