Our annual chili cook-off this past month could not have been more successful. Not only was it extremely well attended. It brought also several groups together that are part of our wider family but do not often have the opportunity to share a meal.
As the pictures show, we actually had salad as well. Just as important was our spiritual wellbeing. Frank and Julian from Young Life gave us a much appreciated insights into this ministry with youth. Julian earned much applause for a rap song he had written and performed.
Events like these help us grow closer to Young Life. Did you know, for example, that Young Life serves dinner to about 50 youth every Monday night in our hall? Every week, the food is being donated by other area churches. By now many of the young people identify with our location. It’s important what is happening here, and it is having an impact on young people’s lives. Sometimes, it needs a chili cook-off to bring this out.