“This past weekend, I had the opportunity to go to my last flood leadership retreat. I can’t believe it is my fifth and final year. So, I thought it was about time to sit down and write out fully what my flood story is. It really isn’t my story; it’s
Below is a testimony of how flood has changed the life of a student through serving. Her story is one of many on how flood has impacted her life and those around her. If it wasn’t for the many individuals, businesses, and families that have invested financially in flood over years, I don’t think you would be reading her story. We really couldn’t do it without the financial support of so many!
It is really quite simple, if 100 people blessed this ministry at $50 a month, that would provide 1/2 our our yearly budget- $60,000! By becoming invested financially in this ministry, you are INVESTING in the leadership development and spiritual growth of our student leaders- just like the one below. When we are able to equip, encourage, and support them as servant leaders, they in turn can pour into the lives of students in their schools and those they serve in the community.
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“I have served with flood from the very beginning and I have seen what God has done through this organization, the leaders, and every student that serves. I have served on leadership for about five years. I have seen some pretty amazing things through my other leadership members like how they are always willing to serve and go out of their way to do something for the students and organizations we are serving. The students and their hearts never cease to amaze me as well. Even though they are not on leadership, most of them want to help above and beyond. I can’t even begin to count the number of times I have seen God move through the students and their work. Flood has impacted my life greatly. Every time I serve, I am humbled by the different circumstances people are in. I remember this one time back around four years ago where I was able to talk with a teen in youth detention. I didn’t and still don’t know his name, but I remember his story. He talked about how his family was broken and how he just wanted to make his mom proud. He never felt like he did, so he resorted to drugs at an early age. A few years later, he landed himself in juvie and his mom wanted nothing to do with him. I remember the hurt in his voice when he told me his story. Through this, I was able to tell him that Christ loved him no matter what and that nothing he did was going to make God love him less, and God was already proud of him. I remember his eyes lighting up with relief. I don’t know what happened to the boy or if he accepted Christ, but I think he did. This is why I serve…to show those who have given up all hope that God NEVER gives up on us. Flood has created a great place for me to do this. Now, I am graduating, but I have been inspired to continue service. I plan to become a medical missionary after receiving my nursing degree. I don’t know where God will lead me, but I know that where He leads, I will follow.” Lindsey Fetner, CHEER Chapter (pictured 2nd from right)
Marina Han (student leader at Chattahoochee HS and a project leader for Street Reach) received the “Building Better Communities” award at My Giving Point’s 1st annual “SPARKS” ceremony this past week. Marina posted a project with My GivingPoint that highlighted flood’s homeless outreach with Safehouse, 7 Bridges to Recovery, and
Student leaders for the 2011-2012 school year spent this past weekend at Winshape Wilderness (located at Berry College) preparing to lead students in their outreach to the community. Chapter Leadership Teams as well as Project Leaders came together for a weekend of teambuilding, planning, encouraging, worship, and just plain fun. They were taken through the SERVE model of leadership that Chick-fil-A developed through WinsShape Wilderness’ experiential ropes course program.
On July 9th, flood partnered with Project Live Love’s: Love in Action event. Student Leaders Manny Salazar (a recent graduate of Northview HS), Mattson Keator (Lambert HS), and Marina Han (Chattahoochee HS) took about 25 students from Georgia and across the US on our Street Reach project.