VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Youth Empowerment Services (Y.E.S.)
In December, the newly established Y.E.S. organization of West Mecklenburg High School engaged in their FIRST community service project at The Harvest Center of Charlotte. They were originally scheduled to do the project with another organization, but plans fell through: God had something else in mind!
Upon their arrival, Core Services Director, Brandie Meekins, provided an in-depth information session reminding the students of the importance of service and missions work. Community Resource Specialist, Phyllis Bradley, followed with instructions to the group on the various ministry assignments. The students, cleaned the whole building, trained and supervised by several of our Program participants! Afterward, they were lead by Transformation Program participant, Muwanna Harris, to the Sanctuary for a “Moment of Inspiration.” The young people introduced themselves and each shared their goals and aspirations, followed by an empowering testimony from Muwanna.
Tears were shed, laughter rang out, and lives were transformed! God, was in the midst of this very special day. The inspiration went both ways: the youth blessed those at The Harvest Center of Charlotte, just as much as they were blessed by being there. At first blush one could say that their original plans not working out was a bad thing, but their visit was not happenstance, but a GOD thing! He ordered their steps towards The Harvest Center of Charlotte, and for that we are grateful!