April Campus Update

In April, we were blessed with a youth group from DeMotte Christian School (Selah Outreach).   We had 35 freshman students and several chaperones on campus.  The students completed many projects on campus including cleaning homes, mulching, weeding, organizing the boy’s and girls’ clothing rooms, laying pavers outside Home 3, organizing the rummage sale, and painting the horse fence.  The residents and staff enjoyed lunch and dinner with the students and enjoyed games, basketball, and volleyball.  On the last night, we were invited to s’mores and a bonfire with the Selah Outreach group.  New friendships were formed, and the residents hope to become pen pals with the students from DeMotte Christian School.  Our kids are excited about getting mail.

On April 21st, Johnnie visited Memorial Parkway Church of Christ in Frankfort, Indiana.  She gave a PowerPoint presentation and answered questions from members of the congregation about the work at Shults-Lewis.  It was a great time of worship, food, and fellowship.

On April 28th, Johnnie, Sarah, and I traveled to Springbrook Hills Church of Christ in Dewitt, Michigan.  Jeff Murray preached a message entitled “Are you ready for God?”  I presented a PowerPoint presentation about the services we provide.  We also answered questions about our program.  It was wonderful to form new relationships with members.  Thank you for the fresh rhubarb you sent for our house parents!

In the next three months, we will be having youth groups on campus from East Hill Church of Christ, Wheeler Road Church of Christ, and Naperville Church of Christ.  We are excited to have the kids here to work and interact with our residents and staff.  What a blessing they are to Shults-Lewis!  We are very grateful.  Feel free to call me if you have any questions.  You can reach me at 219-462-0513 ext. 103.