NextUP Youth is a youth ministry at our church, City of Joy Fellowship, in East Saint Louis that is committed to building relationships with youth in the city and helping them learn about God.
I'm in the process of raising funds for the summer. The biggest trust God is that I'm raising funds to take kids to a weeklong summer camp in July called Kids Across America (www.kaakamps.org) which is a Christan sports camp where kids get to have fun and learn about Jesus.
Secondly, I am praying that God will use the summer to draw kids into a real relationship with Jesus. I believe that coming up with ways to keep kids out of the streets and in safe enviroments is crucial to seeing that happen. I am hoping to take our kids to places like Sixflags and Skyzone this summer. Please pray that God will use things like these to point kids to Himself.
Thanks for your prayers and support!