PLEASE PRAY: This is a BIG DAY!!! In about an 30 minutes our seniors will land in Haiti! This year Choose to Invest partnered with Legacy Academy, www.lookatlegacy.org to provide a new type of high school senior year, “The Senior Internship”. This is an amazing group of high school seniors who have chosen a different path for their senior year. It has been a privilege and joy to walk along side these 8 seniors as they prepare to enter college or the work force next year asking God to awaken them, to mold them, to prepare them to make the name of Jesus famous!
Throughout the year they have spent a minimum of 5 hours a week together, learning about servant leadership, authentic community, truth, the life of Christ, justice, freedom, and many other topics. One of the most exciting parts of this internship has been to watch their love for one another and their love for the people of Haiti grow. Nathanael had the honor of traveling to Haiti with some of our friends at North Bridge Community Church a few years ago. He came back convinced that Haiti was a place that had one of the greatest spiritual needs he had been to. After the earthquake the worlds eyes were turned back to Haiti. Our friends at the 410 Bridge felt like Haiti was too close and in too much need to ignore. Nathanael traveled back to Haiti over Thanksgiving in 2010 and led a trip and Invest is excited about continuing to partner with the 410 Bridge and expanding our territory.
This morning 7 out of 8 seniors boarded the plane to Haiti with Nathanel, Edward and Kristine. This is an exciting time in the life of these Seniors because we know that not only are they going to be used to touch the lives of our Haitian friends but the our prayer is that God will use time to awaken their hearts to His greatness.
We ask that you take some time to pray for our seniors by name and those leading them today: Please pray that their hearts would be ready, please pray that God would keep them from harms way and place a hedge of protection around them, please pray that the Nathanael would allow the spirit to lead his decisions and for ineffable wisdom as a leader, please pray that Kristine would be sensitive to rebuke lies and claim truth over the group, please pray that Edward would be a mighty encourager!
SENIOR Interns: Kelton Jonathan Colin Talor Ali Lucy Erika Adi (who is staying at home as a prayer warrior!)
Nathanael Kristine Edward (journey 2011 intern and invest staff)
We are cherish your prayers and will be updating the trip throughout the next week!