Tuesday, November 6, 2012

January On My Mind

I'm currently sitting in Ella's. It's my go-to spot in Lowell where the coffee is always hot, the people are friendly, the music is calming, it is basically the Hollywood definition of small town charm. I almost always see people I know while I sit and plan for the ministry or read my devotions. It also gives me a lot of time to think. Today I am thinking of January.
Why January? Maybe it is because I feel a little chilly today and it reminds me of January. Or maybe it is because I have been watching Christmas movies and singing Christmas songs so I feel like January is only a couple weeks away. Both are reasonable guesses.
Or maybe it is because January is when the Youth for Christ ministry in Lowell is going to have its Club kick-off. Yep, that's it.
Campus Life M is going to be kicking-off its once a week program called Club in just a few short months. This is very exciting because this means that students will be able to come to a safe place where they can hear about Christ and meet in small groups with a Christian leader and talk about life issues. At first I was a little nervous about kick-off but after spending so much time at the middle school with the students it has become obvious how much these students need a place like this where they can be real with each other and hear about the hope of Christ, a message that everybody needs to hear or be reminded of. 
While many of your holiday to-do lists seem to be growing daily with Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, my Campus Life M to-do list seems to be rapidly growing. Below is part of my list and I would love it if you would take a moment out of your busy schedule's and pray about these things. 
Here we go...
1. Volunteers in place by Dec.
2. A venue to hold Club by Dec.
3. A community support team in place by Dec.
4. More donors 
5. Kick-off organized for January

Take time to stop and enjoy the busy holiday season, but keep January on your mind. :)



  1. Stacey,
    I am really enjoying your blog comments! You are creating such an important place and atmosphere for this community. Keep up the good work. Be strong. Many hugs and prayers are being sent your way!
    Mary Collier ♥