Goodbye Summer, Hello School Year

In my last update I talked about the Gator Shades program I was volunteering at with Walnut Grove High school. After spending a week with these teens, I had started building strong relationships with them and saying goodbye was not easy. I can’t wait to see how they take on the school year and how the Gator Shades program has benefited them for the coming months. I am confident that the
relationships that were built will continue into
September and that I will have many conversations with these new grade eights in the hallways and around the school this year. In time I hope to see these relationships move beyond the school
because at Youth Unlimited we love to walk
alongside youth as they try to figure out life.

September starts the beginning of my last year at Columbia Bible College. It is crazy to look back at my first year and see how much has changed on my path, yet my passion for teens and to share Jesus with them hasn’t changed. I am glad that I can continue to pursue these passions with Youth Unlimited. It is exciting to have a place to apply the teaching I’m receiving in school directly in my work as Youth Worker.  Not only do I get to use this time in school to learn, but also to continue to build my team of partners that can equip me financially, spiritually and emotionally and enable me to put my passions and dreams into practice.  Thank you to all of you who have already connected with me on this journey.  I couldn’t do this without all of your care and support.  I still have a long way to go in order to be able to be full time with Youth Unlimited when I have completed school.

As my hours change in order to accommodate my own studies, pray that I will do well in my classes and be able to continue to not lose sight of the passions that made me sign up for Bible College in the first place; to use my life so that others may see Jesus.

- Savannah Deepwell


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