A few weeks ago at art group we decorated blank journal covers using watercolour paints/pencils. But there was a catch – we paired each young person with someone they did not know well. They had to answer some questions and get to know one another for about 10 minutes. Then, based on their conversation, they had to choose a few strengths that they saw in their partner. Finally, they had to use those strengths to create a cover of the watercolour journal for their partner.
While some of the youth were a little nervous about making something for someone else, once they started painting they all started to relax. At the end of the night, the journals were revealed to each person. It was such a gift to watch the youth showing each other the journals and explaining what they created for their partner. It was amazing to see the looks on their faces when they saw what strengths had been chosen.
30 Days of Prayer, 30 Seconds Each Day, In Honour of Our 30th Anniversary
This story is part of A Special Series this month in honour of OIM’s 30th Anniversary. We hope to raise awareness, challenge misconceptions, and honestly reflect the lives of those who call the streets their home. As you reflect on these stories, please take a moment to PRAY EACH DAY – just 30 seconds – for our ministry’s needs.
Thanks and God Bless You.