Posts From July, 2019

Justin Creates Artwork

"God Calls All Kinds of People"




Justin M.  - God and Life

Emma Gray Memorial United Methodist Church

Woodruff, SC 





Justin M. presented his artwork “God Calls All Kinds of People” to Emma Gray Memorial United Methodist Church and Pastor Andy Watson on Scout Sunday 2019. Justin’s artwork was one of his God and Life service projects. He made the design using Adobe illustrator at RD Anderson vocational school where he took commercial graphics. Justin hopes to convey “a message of unity in Christ within scouting, the church and community, especially among youth.” According to Pastor Andy, “This started with God and Country at summer camp. When we came back, we started God and Life for 8 weeks on Tuesday nights. The use of and study of the Bible is a positive experience for the young men.” Justin is grateful for that experience: [The God and Life program] has taught me a lot of lessons and allowed me to make memories I will never forget so I am thankful that I got to go through this program, and I will wear that medal with honor.”

[Justin is the second from the left in the photo.]



Michael W.  Four Star Award

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Dallas, PA


In April 2011, Michael W. earned his God and Me award. For one of the requirements he had to pretend that he was a grownup looking in a mirror. This is what he said 8 years ago, "I want to rock."



Here's Michael today. He loves to rock, not on a guitar but on the DRUMS! Michael posed with this picture when he was confirmed as a P.R.A.Y. Four Star recipient after completing the God and Life award in June 2019. We feel fortunate to have caught up with Michael (even though it was only by text) given his busy summer at Philmont Scout Ranch, serving as Den Chief at Cub Scout Summer Camp, attending the Presbyterian Triennium Youth Gathering, and planning for his Eagle Project in August. Michael texted that the God and Life program was his favorite, and that being a Four Star meant “being closer to God, Family, Church, and myself.”

Thanks, Michael, for sharing your God and Me picture with P.R.A.Y.  YOU ROCK!