We are excited to share the news that 33 of our college members have received “We are thinking of you” care packages this April. Our notes to each person wished them good luck on their papers and finals! We hope this outreach lets our young adults know they have a home church that cares!
Some of the responses by text messages were:
- Please extend my gratitude to Stewardship for such a wonderful care package! Thank you so, so much! It will come in so handy this finals week!
- Thank you so much for thinking of me and sending me the care package! Thank you so much, I always love getting them!
We also sent boxes to our two Young Adult Volunteers who we commissioned here last August. They each have spent a very interesting year helping others. Here is Elizabeth’s reply.
- Dear Friends at First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown, Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness to share a care package with me for Easter! I was so touched by your gift at a time when I most missed home. I felt the Spirit working through your thoughtfulness. Thank you! As Summer makes its way to Austin, I am also looking ahead to my next steps after the YAV program. I will be attending Vanderbilt Divinity School to start the Master of Divinity program, with the hope to pursue chaplaincy. I am excited for this next chapter and for the encouragement and prayers from my church family. I treasure the memory of our visit to First Pres from last August and I know that Emma and I will both remember our commissioning service. I hope to keep in touch! God’s peace, Elizabeth Welliver Austin Young Adult Volunteer
We are blessed to be able to stay in touch with this wonderful group of young adults!
~The Stewardship Commission