I led a small group with six 8th grade girls and I LOVED it. We discussed temptations, lying, cheating, words, being selfish, relationship with parents and so much more. These girls are super amazing and I'm hoping that Isabel is as strong in her faith as these girls seem to be and that she is surrounded by Christian friends like they are.
(yes these are both terrible phone pictures but you get the idea)
One of my favorite things about these weekends is being able to watch Josh around these students. He is able to be responsible and organized while also being approachable and fun. That may sound simple but it is actually a ridiculously difficult thing to accomplish with teenagers. These kids respect him and have fun with him but are also able to trust him completely and know they can go to to him with any problem or question (and do regularly). He always seems to know the perfect thing to say to them. God has definitely given him the exact spiritual gifts needed to minister to these students. Our entire church talks regularly about how thankful they are for Josh but it is after weekends like this that I am reminded why.
I wanted to add a link to his most recent blog post because I loved it and assume others need to read this as much as I did. www.joshknierim.com/a-virtuous-life-patience