Dear Friends,

Last weekend, we had an outstanding Lock-in in the Walter Flint Youth Center. I hope you will check out the pictures in this bulletin. On Wednesday during “The Move” (our weekly youth meeting), we showed a video to our young people about what it means to live out Matthew 25:40. The video is about what the Middle School Olivet Eagles football team from Olivet, MI did for one of their least talented players. His name is Keith Orr, and he wears #14.

Keith is a young man with learning disabilities, and even though Keith has no real athletic abilities, he is part of the team. Without telling their coach, team members decided to create a play close to the goal line and let Keith score a touchdown. The main running back ran a play and deliberately stopped on the 1 yard line. On the next play they handed the ball to Keith and pushed him in for a touchdown. When news reporters asked Keith about it, he said, “It was awesome!”

Matthew 25:40 says, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’ When the Olivet Eagles did something special for their least talented player, they were doing it for Christ. Every time we help someone who may be struggling, we are helping Christ and the church. We asked our young people to think of other kids in their schools who may need a little help, and then do something special for them. I hope you will do the same.