Why We Go

February 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm Leave a comment

Before a prospective volunteer sits in to observe one of the institutional Bible studies for the first time, I usually give them fair warning. Not the kind of warning that one might think – that these kids will mock them, disrespect them or that they could hurt them physically. Rather, I warn them that once they spend this hour with them, they will be hooked. I am proved right in almost every case.

It is not easy to explain why these kids wrap around our hearts. I do know that once you meet them, listen to their stories, read their revealing prayer requests, see the sadness in their eyes and the masks they wear, or when you hear their questions and realize the misconceptions they have about God and what He thinks about them, you just can’t help but love them and want desperately for them to know the unlimited and unconditional love and grace of God that has been poured out in your own life and can be poured out in their lives as well. After all, weren’t we all once lost and troubled “delinquents” ourselves? Don’t we all still need his love and grace each and every day and every moment of our lives?

-Laura Williams, Straight Ahead New Hampshire State Coordinator


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