I had lunch with the MN gang today, which was really nice. It was good to see a room full of familiar faces. After lunch I stopped to talk with R.C. about putting my name forward for a Standing Committee for the National Church. Thom Chu gave me the form the other day, to make copies available to the YAF participants. Douglas talked with the design team about it as well. I looked it over and had already started to pray about it. The team / committee that I feel really drawn to is Domestic Mission and Evangelism. I filled out the form, R.C. signed it, and now I just need to make sure I feel called and turn it in. Who knows what my chances are. Join me in my prayers for this.
This afternoon was "spiritual knitting" with my dear friend Carol Taylor. She was so wonderful, and we had 26 participants, which was just enough. All of the spiritual excercises have been really amazing. Actually, I think the whole festival has been amazing. I wish everyone knew what a gift all of these young people are.
You know, I feel strange sometimes, sitting on the Young Adult National Coordinating Committee, and now on the Young Adult Festival Design Team. There is one, count him, one young adult that is here at the YAF from the Diocese of MN. And he is here for the whole festival, but was also asked to come and be a presenter for the festival. He is also doing a reading for one of the big convention eucharists. So – he is really here in a leadership position, like me. I know, young adults are busy, and it’s hard to take time off of work and life to come to something like this. But it seems like zero or one out of 157 is kind of, well not good. I hope and pray that our delegation will take heart and begin to think about what young adult ministry in the Diocese of MN might look like. My last event for the YANCC will be in September, I hope to devote myself, my heart and passions with others from back home to build up and pray about YA ministry. Maybe some of you are reading this right now, and want to talk. I am ready listen and share.