What do dogs and Covid-19 have in common? It turns out we can learn a lot from both of them. At least that’s what our middle school and high school youth groups discovered Wednesday during their Zoom meetings with Mrs. Patti and the adult leaders.

The Middle Schoolers enjoyed this hysterical video about dogs caught in the act of mischief, called “Good Boys, Gone BAD!” They discovered that dog owners love their dogs, even in the midst of their “sins” — like when they chew up the mail or the couch! This is just like God — our heavenly Father loves us always. God still wants a relationship with us even when we do bad things. We are still His children, even when we’ve “gone bad”, and He wants the closeness we have with him to be restored.

The Senior High School group watched a video and did some serious thinking about Mrs. Patti’s question to the group: “When this virus crisis is over, what will change for you? What are you doing now that you will carry over into post-virus life? It’s going to be very easy to get back to the hamster wheel of our lives, getting up before its light, scheduling meetings, driving to work/school/sports and staying long hours.”

The replies:
• make more deliberate choices about how they invest their time — instead of just “being busy all the time”
• spend more quality time with family — as they’re able to now
• investing in their personal growth, like saying “yes” to more opportunities or applying their God-given creativity to art — one member is making “a painting of a song.”

If you’re in middle or high school and want to join the Wednesday night Youth Group Zoom meetings for middle school or high school, shoot Mrs. Patti an email: sjecyouthgroup@gmail.com. Adult leaders are Mrs. Patti, Mr. and Mrs. Nichols, Bree Lintz, Mike Olivor, and Joe Miramontes.

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