Friends, we view you all as part of our team. Without your prayers, encouragement, and donations what we do at the Post would be impossible. Because you are an important part of our team, we want to keep you up to date about Post happenings. Every Monday we will share “The Post Family News” on our blog. You will find stories, plans for the week, our praise list, and ways you can pray. We look forward to interacting with you and strengthening our partnership.
Every night we offer rides to students who live more than a mile away. Often our van rides together are a good time to connect and chat with teens. I had an interaction with a teen this past week that made me smile. We were dropping off three siblings and I had gotten out of the van to open the side door for them. The first two got out and the third was climbing out. She was going extremely slowly. I’m watching her get out, and she looks at me and says, “I’m going as slowly as I can. Are you cold?” I laughed at her, and she got out of the van. It may sound like a little thing but when our teens pick on us we are reminded that they are comfortable in their relationships with us. In case you’re wondering, it was slightly cold outside.
This Week at The Post
On Tuesday, we will jump back into our Alpha series now that the holidays have passed. This week, we will be discussing the importance of reading the Bible. First, we will discuss what the purpose of Bible study is. We will then discuss the student’s experiences with reading the Bible. For Connect Group on Wednesday, we will share stories with one another. We will be sharing stories of times we were proud of ourselves. We hope to encourage and build each other up through these stories. On Thursday, we will continue our relationship series. We will discuss the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships. The teens will have a chance to evaluate their own relationships.
We also have some activities planned for this week. This week we will work together to build a castle out of various art supplies. This will help improve communication and teamwork. We will be playing some dodgeball to let off extra steam on Wednesday. Toward the end of the week, the teens will write a letter to their future selves. This letter can contain whatever they want to say to themselves. We will be collecting them and returning them to the students at the end of the school year.
We have recently transitioned to having our programs at 8 p.m. instead of 6:30 p.m. When we decided to make this change, we thought that program numbers would go down. Thankfully, this has not been the case. Our numbers have stayed steady. We have had around 15 students at the Post during program time since this change.
As we continue to develop our calming room, students have started to take ownership of the room. They have used it to help calm down and participate in activities to help themselves self regulate. In the last few weeks, many students have worked on art projects. The students are holding each other accountable and using the room appropriately.
Please pray for our students as they are starting the new semester of school. Pray that they will remain focused and diligent. School can be difficult for many of them. The prayers will help them to be able to succeed in school and realize its importance.
Continue to pray for our programs as we have transitioned them to a new time. Pray that our students will be able to focus. Please pray that attendance will be high, and students will fully participate. It is our desire that the students learn and grow through the various programs. Please pray for learning and growth to occur.
Thanks again for all your support. Don’t hesitate to comment on this post or message us on Facebook if you want to connect. We look forward to hearing from you.