We have ideas to create a number of resources that will enable youth leaders to engage better with their young people around issues of identity and discipleship. We are also keen to develop resources to help leaders themselves, as they grow in their roles.
We are now looking for individuals to invest in the creation of these resources.
We need 20 people to invest £50 each into RolltheRock as a one-off gift, to enable us to explore these initiatives further.
Could you be one of those people?
If you would like to invest in the development of creative resources that enable young people and youth leaders to grow, please email email@example.com and let us know that you want to be one of our resource resourcers!
Our hope is to launch these resources in the Spring, so please do consider this and let us know as soon as you can if you are able to support us in this way.
Bless you and, in advance, thanks.
So, this last week Andy spent the week in Queen Ethelburga's School, talking about living with blindness, identity, bullying and his work with young people.
It was a great week, where a large number of the students wanted to have lunch with Andy, along with the principal at the school, and it has also led to further discussions around other possible work that Andy could do in the school later in the academic year.
Andy got to speak to well over 500 students during the week and took questions, some of which he had never been asked before. The feedback from the week has been encouraging - that both staff and students have got a lot from Andy's visit and what he spoke about.
We look forward to great oportunities to build upon this relationship with the school.
So, today whilst waiting for a train, I was approached by a young man who asked if I was Andy. When I responded yes, he then informed me that he recognised me from a time I went into the school he attended. He told me my input through assemblies and services and time in the school had helped him gain an idea of what he wanted to be and do; he said how he had felt inspired and encouraged to follow his dreams, and was now at second year university. I thanked him for coming and talking to me, but this was not the end of the encounters.
Later, another young man came up to me and commented how moved he was seeing the other guy come up and talk to me about the difference I had made in his life. This second guy asked what I did for a living, and so I told him. It turned out he worked for Time For God as a field worker. We then shared some stories on the train and prayed for each other.
We never really do know the difference we make in people's lives when they see something of us, and it is always worth remembering that people are watching, observing how we live, how we deal with things, whether we live up to what we say. We can always make a difference in people's lives.