The September youth focus started with a delicious dinner of chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, an amazing biscuit, and a salad to balance things out. After the group ate, they participated in an activity trying to find people who met criteria listed on a handout. Have you been to Canada more than two times? Are you left-handed? Do you have at least four siblings? If so, you would have been in high demand. Next, dessert was served, which was peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream, topped with caramel sauce.
After an exciting announcement and convincing appeal for Christmas on the campground participation signups, there was a time of singing led by Caleb Copko. He was joined by piano, percussion, guitars, and singers.
For the study session, the young people divided into groups of seven, and each group was assigned a chapter from the Book of Psalms. They were asked to find a key verse from a psalm, quickly find some background information about it, and then decide on a personal application. Afterward, people from each group presented their answers to everyone present. One group identified Psalm 9:10 as their key verse. They said that the psalm was written by David for the chief musician, and it was the first psalm to be written in the acrostic form. As the application, the presenter pointed out that David wrote about trusting the Lord, who has not forsaken those who seek Him. She shared that last year math was hard for her, so this year she prayed and trusted the Lord (while studying), and math has gone well so far.
The evening was an encouragement to all those in attendance.