September 25, 2016. A day that will hopefully live on in the minds of the Tongues’O’Flame youth group of the Mott Assembly of God for the rest of their lives.
By JON SKJOLDAL
For The Herald
September 25, 2016. A day that will hopefully live on in the minds of the Tongues’O’Flame youth group of the Mott Assembly of God for the rest of their lives. It was on this day that the youth group took it upon themselves to put on a free will offering spaghetti feed for their church, the proceeds to be given to Speed the Light.
Speed the Light (STL) is the student-initiated, volunteer, charitable program that provides much-needed equipment to missionaries across the nation and in over 180 countries around the world. Since its beginning, STL has raised over $253 million for missionary equipment around the world.
Speed the Light began in 1944 after Ralph Harris, then head of the National Youth Ministries department, prayed for a way to give A/G students the opportunity to help missionaries in their work. Now, by providing ministry equipment to our missionaries, STL is training the young people of America to develop individual ownership of the Great Commission as they help our missionaries spread the gospel message to the lost. As it is stated on their official website. Although this was the first event held by the students in Mott, in support of this organization they fed spaghetti to the congregation of their church and were able to send the offering into this organization to aide in its services, thus instilling in themselves the idea that what they do really does matter.
This event hopefully will be an annual one and opened more so to the public in years to come, however for the first time that these youth took part in it, I believe they did an outstanding job.