Youth Digest – 08.06.19

After a very unplanned time off, I am back in the office. I have been so grateful to all the people who have prayed for us, brought us meals, and stepped into the lives of our youth while I have been out. There have been so many people in our church family who have blessed R. H., Harvey, and myself, that the list would be too long for you all to read.

While we were starting our NICU journey, the verse Philippians 4:13 came to my heart, and I clung to it with all my strength. As I flipped my Bible open to that passage, I was reminded that these words from the apostle Paul were words of thankfulness. Being supported and loved by our amazing church family brought this passage a whole new significance to me; it came alive. As I have been trying to find words to share my gratitude, Paul’s words came back to me once again.


How I praise the Lord that you are concerned about me again. I know you have always been concerned for me, but you didn’t have the chance to help me. Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Even so, you have done well to share with me in my present difficulty.” ~ Philippians 4:10-14


From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

Tanya Karn