At the beginning of October, we were excited to start back up again, with a good number of returning students, and some smiling new faces as well. For the STARS kids, opening day couldn’t come soon enough. Thanks for all your prayers as we have worked through transportation issues and a few other obstacles.
This year we have formed leadership teams at both of our STARS churches, and they are starting to take more active roles in running the program along with STARS Director Jeff Nelson.
This is a short post, but we wanted to show you some pictures of what God is doing in one of our programs. Thanks for partnering with us.
Working on a craft project
Hanging out during free time
Ashley and Jennifer are two former STARS students who are involved as volunteers again this year. They often help and encourage Jean in the kitchen.
Several of our former STARS students are back to help us as volunteers, and it is encouraging to see them take on more responsibility.
It has been great having Shannon Barker and her family join us as active volunteer leaders. Shannon has been leading chapel as well as our special projects.
Amy, pictured below in the yellow, is one of our returning Wittenberg students who helps as a mentor and volunteer.
Also pictured are two of our new students playing pool together.