RYG News 3-29-17

Sunday April 2nd  

 7th and UP Devo @ Windell and Mary Ann Gann’s.  Please brings Snacks and Drinks

April 9th

  •  Lads to Leaders service, after PM Worship the boys will be in the Annex and girls will be in the auditorium. 
  •  6th and down Devo hosted by the Adams at Park or Old Gym according to the weather.

April 14-16

Lads to Leaders Convention Nashville Opryland Hotel.

April 23rd

SAYS at Highland Park church of Christ

April 30th

Lads to Leaders Recognition Service

Please register for upcoming events Work Camp, ICYC @ www.theryg.com.

“We Are Never Alone”

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth’s rite of passage? His dad takes him into the forest, blindfolded, and leaves him alone.

He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not take off the blindfold until the ray of sun shines through it. He is all by himself. He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night he is a man. He cannot tell the other boys of this experience. Each lad must come into his own manhood.

The boy was terrified, could hear all kinds of noise. Beasts were all around him. Maybe even some human would hurt him. The wind blew the grass and earth and it shook his stump. But he sat stoically never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could be a man.

Finally, after a horrific night, the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold. It was then that he saw his father, sitting on the stump next to him at watch the entire night.

We are never alone. Even when we do not know it, our Father is protecting us. He is sitting on the stump beside us.

All we have to do is obey Him.  “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.  Be not dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you.  Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10