This group from Spring Meadows (missing 5 in the photo) was a part of the 38th Horizons program at Freed-Hardeman University.
975 campers, 250 staff. Numerous Bible Classes, Ministry Classes, Encouragement, Edification, Fellowship, Service Projects, Powerful messages from the worship. Singing that was uplifting and many other things!
I’m convinced…God must be smiling.
In this time when the world around us will tell you we are losing our young people, I have witnessed too many things that we are doing better that what is being portrayed! Horizons is just ONE of the many events that lead our young people TO the Lord and HIS church!
I don’t ask a lot of questions from those that attended, I listened to them, and they cant stop talking about the week. The classes, worship, the new friends, the meeting of the old ones.
Social media was a frenzy, Instagram, Twitter and yes, even Facebook were overloaded with photos of the week! Sorry, I don’t do Snapchat, but I’m sure it was busy.
I’m thankful I was there with my “Jerry’s Kid’s”. I’m thankful for the adults that were there. I think sometime it’s better for us than the kids.
In the end, this years theme will mean a lot to me.
It speaks to me. Broken, deeply, but beyond the brokenness there is the healing.
As we sing in the song,
“I come broken to be mended, I come wounded to be healed.
I come desperate to be rescued, I come empty to be filled.
I come guilty to be pardoned, by the blood of Christ the Lamb.
And I’m welcomed with open arms, praise God, just as I am.”
Thank you Horizons and Freed-Hardeman for leading me onward and upward!
P.S. to my kids…I love you!