Over the last few weeks as I have talked to some parents of children at PTM I have heard about marriages that are breaking up, depression over a job loss, and hopelessness over cancer. As I have talked to these parents I have felt very heavy because I want to do something to help them alleviate their pain. However, God has really been working on my heart. He keeps reminding me that we live in a broken world, and without him there is no hope. As believers we know that Christ is our Savior and that thousands of years ago he brought about his great rescue plan to send his Son as a baby to live a perfect life, die, and rise again so that we might have hope amidst the brokenness all around us. That hope comes from knowing that we are loved, cared for, and that God has a plan and purpose for us despite our circumstances. God has continued to convict me that if I really believe this truth that He has rescued me from a life of hopelessness why would I not share this good news with others. As I am on staff I am so thankful for the opportunities to witness how volunteers share this good news with our students on a weekly basis. I love to see how I see Jesus in an afterschool volunteers’ patience with a child doing homework, in a breakfast and Bible study mentor as they walk through a book of the Bible with a student and spend time with them, with a lunchmate mentor as they faithfully come each week to connect with a student and let them know that they are valuable, or even a Fun Friday volunteer who uses their gifts and talents to pour into students and expose them to new things. I am thankful for the many people investing in the youth of PTM and who keep seeking the Lord about how to share the truth of his rescue plan.