What did our UP, IN, and OUT nights look like this summer?
Our nights would begin with a bbq meal or potluck. Pastor Matt and Sandra or Andrea and I mostly hosted, but a few of our students hosted at their parent's homes as well.
- On UP nights one of our students lead 4-6 songs of worship on acoustic guitar. We would give space for students to read passages of scripture or give a testimony. Some nights this led into some prayer ministry that was quite powerful.
- On IN nights we usually picked a particular passage from the bible to learn from, ask questions, and discuss. Sometimes we would get into smaller groups to share an application or prayer request.
- On OUT nights our goal was to either host a social evening where it was easy to invite someone new or we would attend to serving a practical need.
Red Frogs at Canada Day
This was our first time serving in our city! On Canada Day our Students' Union put on a free concert downtown Kelowna and invited us to bring our support. They gave away over 1,000 free hotdogs and we gave away over 1,500 cups of water and freezies alongside them. When debriefing, two of our froggers shared about how they had the opportunity to bring a couple of hotdogs to a homeless woman that had physical limitations. I love when our students are keeping their eyes open and serving beyond the call.
A student brought it to the attention of our summer group that the Kelowna Food Bank was critically low on many basic food items. We decided to set aside two 'OUT' nights in a row - one night to hand out flyers in the Quail Ridge neighbourhood and the next night to collect the items. We collected 800 pounds of food items!