I have just finished up a 3 week run of speaking at youth camps. And let me just say that God showed up.
We saw kids come to Christ! Kids set free from addictions! Kids confess deep and hidden secrets to friends and leaders!
I am truly blown away at the work of God this past month.
So one of the elements that I bring when speaking at camps is what I call “The Life Box.” This is a place where kids can anonymously write down their struggles and secrets and I promise to pray for each and every one of them.
I am blown away by the move of God this month, but I am also deeply saddened by the hurt and pain of kids. Here are just a few quotes from some of the letters in The Life Box.
And these kiddos are normal, every day, good Christian kiddos trying to live in a jacked up world!!
“Please help me, I am hurting so much. I was abused and raped by a baby sitter. And my mom does drugs and she spends all the money for the casino and I don’t even know my dad. You have been a father to me through your great sermons.”
” Six years ago I began to watch and be addicted to porn. Sometimes I just do it to do it. Sometimes I picture me so that way I can feel love.”
“Hey Chris, I just feel like I am not wanted at home. It feels like my mom would want my best friends for a daughter instead of me.”
“Sometimes I feel like I don’t want to be on this earth. Sometimes I feel like I have nobody. Sometimes I don’t like myself. I hate the way I look. I feel like I have no friends. Sometimes I feel like I want to kill myself because of what people say about me.”
“I’m in Jr.High, just had sex and got an STD!”
Parents, do you know what is really going on in your kids’ lives? Their parent’s didn’t!
QUESTION: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being “I have no idea what is going on in my kids’ lives” and 10 being “I know everything that is going on in my kids lives” how would you rate yourself?