Each Monday, the Springfield Young Friends Youth Fellowship hosts an evening of singing, skits, devotional time- and perhaps a little pie-throwing. "It's a time to get away from school and all the pressure," said sixteen-year-old Todd Farlow. "It helps get the books off our minds and that time together makes it easier the rest of the week."
Sixteen-year-old Amy Simmons describes TNT as "a social outreach for other high schools students in our area. We try to get them involved. We want them to know other people care." Caring has been a big factor in the group's growth. TNT started with a core of fifteen to twenty youth. After only 6 months, the group has "exploded" to sixty or seventy participants. "It's been exciting to watch as more people have gotten involved. The kids are responsible for that," said Carl Jones. "We can advertise events, but the real publicity is from the kids." "It's like a chain reaction," explained Amy Simmons. "Our friends that we brought in have started bringing in friends." Why do the TNT youth involve others in their fellowship? Amy Simmons responded, "We want everyone to experience the love and family-like atmosphere we have at TNT. We care about other people."
Those were some great days with some wonderful people. I can't wait to see them again soon. Have a safe and blessed 4th of July weekend!