Portland News

February 22, 2019

Friday Evening Youth Focus

Every chair in the Fellowship Lodge was soon filled as young people from about eighth grade through college age gathered on Friday evening, February 22, for the monthly youth focus session. It began with a meal of Teriyaki chicken over rice and an Asian salad, followed by the choice of s’mores brownies or salted peanut chews for dessert. It was delicious.

As dinner came to a close, David and Victoria Heintz invited everyone to turn their chairs away from the dining area toward the picture windows for a beautiful view of the campground as they played a game of Bible Basketball Trivia. The young people were divided into two teams and had fun earning points by answering Bible-related questions. Bonus points were awarded to anyone who could answer a question correctly and then successfully shoot a basketball into a trash can. It is unclear which team won, but it is certain everyone had a good time.

For the lesson, Clark Wolfe took 1 Timothy 4:12-16 verse by verse, giving an in-depth view of what it means to be a Christian example. Concerning verse 12, he spoke on how to maintain a Christian standard in the areas of conversation, charity, spirit, faith, and purity. Then he asked the young people to share experiences from their own lives, and many responded. They were eager to tell about times they had been called to be an example or were able to benefit by observing the conduct of another Christian.

The session closed with a time of prayer as many called on God to make them a positive example for others to see.