This holiday season, we are so thankful
... for our Cultivate community - the young adults we are privileged to work with, work alongside, learn from.
... for you who believe in what we are doing and are joining us in this journey through your prayers and/or resources.
For the last three or so years, we have worked to develop Cultivate. We felt it was best during the initial exploratory phases of our organization to figure out what we are doing before we communicated much about it. However, on October 22nd, we had our first annual Cultivate dinner. Ninety-seven people came to hear what Cultivate is working toward in helping the next generation. It was exhilarating to share - along with our Cultivate community - the dreams, vision, and processes we are implementing.
THANK YOU SO MUCH to those of you who came. Your encouragement means more than you will ever know. Your support is so appreciated.
The first weekend in November, we provided a retreat for the leadership of SAYA - "South Atlanta Young Adults". SAYA exists to bring young adults from all churches together for community, worship, and mission. The leadership of SAYA is a group of committed, resilient disciples of Christ. We enjoyed our time together as we explored the spiritual needs of the next generation and how SAYA can address those needs as an organization. We are looking forward to seeing all that God is going to do through this ministry.
MEMORIES AND LEGACY
Elise's mother passed away this year on the same day her dad died five years ago. To say the least, our year has been impacted by grief and extra responsibilities as we have worked toward liquidating her parents' estate. It has not been easy to clear out the home that was once permeated with love, laughter, and the smell of incredible food. They leave a legacy of faith and unconditional love. We are thankful for what they modeled for us. Like never before, the next generation needs the same from us.
We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for YOU!
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-prevent-becoming-a-snowplow-parent/id474121196?i=1000456483930 - Tim Elmore addresses an issue that so many of us parents are guilty of - doing too much for our kids.