We have great-grandparents who are in their 90’s, parents in their 40’s (there’s a photo of one above), singles in their 20’s, and even newborns such as the 2 week old Alyssa Joy Fanous.
There’s no doubt that it is good for us to spend time with people of different generations. I have heard it said that we ought to Be a Barnabas (an encourager to others), Pursue a Paul (find someone who can mentor us) and Train a Timothy (mentor someone younger). When we learn from one another and build relationships with people who are both older and younger than we are, we live into our calling to be the family of God.
This is especially true of our youth.
Last weekend, ten of our high school confirmands got together with three adults from our congregation to hear them share their stories. If you think that teens aren’t interested in what older people have to say, you don’t know teenagers.
They were captivated.
After listening for 30 minutes or so, the teens then recorded an interview with each person. We thought that it would be good for others in our congregation to hear what they had to say. I hope you can take some time to listen to these wonderful people share about God’s work in their lives.
Hear more that has been posted on the FCC Voices account at: http://www.voqel.com/fcc
Thanks to Chris Russell for designing www.voqel.com which made it so easy for the teens to conduct these interviews using just their cellphones!