I have had the blessing of going out and hanging with our teen group, "Pipeline" some on Wednesday nights. They are an amazing group of teens... that are led by Kaitlin Fair. Well Kaitlin was out of town tonight, and Ethan Fontanez taught the teens for the very first time. I was so proud of him.
He taught on the fact that we are all adopted by God. Galatians 4:1-7 And he shared his story of being adopted as infant from Thailand and how it changed his life... and then tied it into how being adopted and wanted by God changed his life... I loved it. The cool thing was, that besides Ethan, there were 7 teens present who were adopted from other countries... and Vicki and I are adoptive parents.
Here's my two thoughts... 1) I love seeing young leaders rise up. Great job Ethan. and 2) I love the spirit of adoption that I am seeing running strongly through the people of Coast Community Church. I can't help but believe that God is pleased by that.