First of all, welcome to Mission: Millennials! My name is Christi and if you want to learn a few somewhat useless and random facts about me, visit the About Us page. But for now, I am a coffee loving, picture taking, adventure seeking, summer camp counselor, concert goer, impulsive at times, twenty-something-year-old and I love Jesus with every fiber of my being. I have a not-so-secret secret dream of moving to Nashville and one day, it will happen…I’m just not sure which day that is yet. I don’t like sitting still for too long and I am constantly dreaming of my next adventure, wondering all the different places life is going to take me.
As Sarah mentioned last week, we both met at camp this past summer and literally became overnight friends. Fun fact, she was also my boss and one of my ‘go to’ people when life got overwhelming. She texted me a few months back and said we must Skype cause she had this idea to tell me about; now, I am thinking idea like coming to Pa to visit or me going to NY or some crazy idea about being partners in crime at camp next summer…and I could not have been more wrong.
Her crazy idea was this. This blog. Reaching out to those around us and pointing first and foremost our hearts more toward the Lord, but also the hearts of those in our life. Honestly, I almost told her no. I wasn’t sure this was a good idea and had a long list of [irrelevant] reasons I should not do this and all the ways I could just support from the sidelines. I had no intentions of saying yes to this, nor did I think it was something I could do. And then God stepped in. He challenged my thought process and crushed every reason I had not to do this and I told Sarah it was time to start our next adventure. Neither one of us know where this is going to take us, but we both hope and pray at the core of every post, with each word written and read, Jesus is proclaimed, the gospel goes forth, and we grow closer together as the body of Christ. Being lumped into the label of “millennial” often comes with a negative vibe. We’re the generation who can’t get our life together, the lazy folk, those who don’t work hard or value morals, we expect to get places without putting forth effort, and the list goes on. Sure some of that may be true, but it is not a millennial problem, it’s a sin problem. Yes we are born in the millennial generation, but no, that is not our label, those who are in Christ, we are children of God and He is our identity.
So, from here we are launching our first series. Sarah and I went back and forth with various ideas and settled on the fruit of the spirit. Each month we will tackle a new fruit starting in February. Now, it would be super cheesy and quite cliche to do ‘love’ first in Feb which is exactly why we are doing just that ;). Tune in next week for Sarah’s first post in Fruit of The Spirit: Love.