We experienced this first-hand last year, when we hosted the two-day "10:4 Youth Conference" for the purpose of equipping youth in our local churches. After months of preparation and promoting the event using lots of different mediums (including a Youtube promo you can watch at http://youtu.be/mlHx1jHNVR0) in lots of different venues, our turnout was 75 on day one, and 43 on day two. We had planned for over 200. You may think that this was a huge disappointment and that we would have been discouraged, but this was not the case. From this event, we learned how to organize, schedule, and promote events, I gained experience in communications (both on the phone and on stage), and most importantly, our faith was strengthened as we saw the providential Hand of God leading us and providing for every need, from plastic cups to the name of the event. We also got to meet new people, who God has used to help grow and encourage our ministry. Only a few months after the conference, I began building a Noah's Ark shelf and collecting creation resources for my Eagle Scout service project; a new creation apologetics section in our church's library. The experiences and skills I learned in the preparation and execution of the 10:4 Youth Conference soon became invaluable.
I can truly look back with thankfulness to the Lord for His faithful leading of our ministry, and I look forward to what He will accomplish through the ministry of Foundations Creation Club in the upcoming months. Find out ways in which you can help launch us into the new year by visiting the "What You Can Do" page, and most importantly, by praying for the Lord's will to be done. Thanks for reading! -- Caleb LePore