Jayson* gathered with some of his peers at Wednesday’s chapel worship in the Spiritual Life Center (SLC). Chaplain Gay King Crede was offering an inspiring message but he didn’t appear to be listening as he looked around the room and out the windows.
In mid-March when many activities were already on the spring break schedule, additional modifications were made to follow recommendations to avoid gatherings of groups of 10 or more individuals among our residential youth due to COVID-19.
We are to love everyone, no exceptions.
This was the message the Reverend Lisa Wiedman wanted our kids to take from her visit to Cunningham Children’s Home one evening during Chapel. Helping them to see God made us and loves everybody no matter how different they are or what they’ve been through in their lives.
As the Olympic fanfare song filled the chapel, five youth formed a circle and stacked their hands on top of the others. In unison, their voices called out, "God, let us work together as your team. GO TEAM!"