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“This program has taught me so far that the more you give to God, the more you get back,”
commented Sophie, Junior at College View Academy, and one of 17 students in the 2019 Rocky Mountain Youth Rush literature ministry program.
According to Matthew Hasty, coordinator of the RMC literature ministry program, known as “All In,” it has already shown during the first week of activities and canvassing from door to door in Denver that students will “see God’s love more fully, and fully accept Him with a desire to be ‘All In,’ not just for the next few weeks, but for the rest of their lives.“
“This is my 18th year being part of a LM team. This one gets me really excited to see how God is going to be working! So, each time you open a door of your home, let it remind you to pray for our kids knocking on them,” Matthew Hasty said.
This year’s program, which started on June 4, includes canvassing activities in the Denver area, as well as a month in Wyoming. In Denver, the students are hosted at the LifeSource Fellowship Church. A four-member leadership team coordinates all activities of students twelve of whom are first-timers, and five joining the program again.
Ashley, a Campion Academy upcoming Senior said, “I love how organized it is, how God-focused, and how everything is planned out.”
One of the important outcomes of the program is having stories of meeting different people and learning how to engage with their lives. The students and leaders (pictured) shared these stories with participants of the Northeastern Camp Meeting at Campion Academy on Sabbath, June 8.
Adrianna, a student at Campion Academy, shared meeting a man who gave her $100 “to give Christian books to someone who couldn’t afford it.” She continued, saying, “a few minutes later I met a lady [who said she] was an atheist, because something ‘bad’ happened to her. The ironic thing is that I was an atheist eight months ago, too. I started sharing my testimony and gave her a Great Controversy, because she couldn’t afford it. It's amazing that God gave me more than enough money to give this girl a book that she couldn’t afford!”
Adam Cornett from Wyoming remembers his first day. “On my first day out, I found out quickly that it's not easy going door to door. After a few hours of not getting anything out, we stopped and prayed. Ten minutes later, I met a guy who takes books to a pastor for an Indian Reservation. He decided to get four of each of our books, totaling $450!” he shared.
It taught me to not give up when things are hard and keep working because you never know who you’ll meet next,” Adam added.
The current LM summer program will continue until August 6.
-- Rajmund Dabrowski with Matthew Hasty; photo by Rajmund Dabrowski