SPRING NEWSLETTER 2019
This spring, we asked Sam, our Post-Secondary coordinator, to share about her first few months at Inner Hope. The Post-Secondary program is full. Our young adults are setting some fantastic goals and making huge strides in achieving them.
"One of the best parts of being in my role is building relationships with the young adults. I love having moments when they share their stuff with me – sometimes it’s a crisis but often it’s good. They call me up with what they are proud of.
One of my favourite stories is about a young adult, let’s call him Ethan. One of the participants told me I should meet him for coffee. So I did.
When Ethan got to the coffee shop he was obviously very nervous. He was shaky and could not stop fidgeting. Wanting him to relax I offered to treat him to anything in the shop. He ended up just wanting a cookie.
So we sat down, me with my coffee, him with his cookie. Somehow as I sat there I was almost overcompensating in my relaxation. As we talked, Ethan began to open up, revealing that he just had a huge falling out with his father. This threatened his living situation and he had spent the last two days sleeping in a park.
In the span of our conversation he went from shaking and nervous to filled with calm. At the end I prayed with him.
Since then, we have helped him find housing and he has joined the Post-Secondary program. He has become really involved. We have been able to work well with him, addressing one key issue at a time.
I really enjoy this role. I am doing work that I have always felt that I ought to be doing. It’s what Jesus did. One thing that I have noticed is that worship matters more than it ever did before. I need God to show up in a way that I haven’t before. "
Erica & Sam having some fun at a Valentine’s Day celebration with the ladies in the Inner Hope community
Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name,for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.