At the end of each Off The Grid weekend we have the group fill out feedback forms. Each summer we have been able to use some of their suggestions to make good changes in the program. Their feedback also gives us an idea of how Off The Grid is impacting lives. Pete always sort of chuckles to himself at my excitement, but my favourite thing to do at the end of each weekend is to sit down and read those forms!
This past weekend we had a group of youth from an english speaking Chinese church in Scarborough, ON. It was clear from more than one form that, for some of them, they were hearing some of this information for the very first time. One said, “Off The Grid has taught me that there is more to this world and God’s Kingdom than I ever thought about or imagined.” When asked how Off The Grid has affected their view of and involvement in world missions, one young person wrote, “It has made me want to go to the uttermost parts of the earth and see and be a part of what God is doing.” Another said, “I WANT TO BE A MISSIONARY!!” And another said, “Off The Grid really got me thinking about what God is calling me to do…I want to be a doctor serving as a missionary in the future. I feel that God has touched my heart and I will be considering this.”
Wow you guys!! God is at work once again this summer through this little program that we get to be involved in. We are constantly reminded that this is for Him and His glory…and for the remaining groups around the world that have yet to hear His name! Please continue to pray for these weekends, for those who have come as they process their time here, and for those who have yet to come this summer. This next weekend we have a mixed group of people from different places around Ontario.