Last week I was at a summer camp for young people (under 18) and got to see the results of God working in their lives -- and in the lives of a lot of volunteers who have made it their passion to work with young people.
I got to see in action the scriptures that talk about teaching the next generation about God. For example, Deuteronomy 6:7-8, which tell us to talk to our children about these things morning, noon and night, in all our circumstances. And another one, in Psalm 145: "One generation will declare your Your works to the next and will proclaim your mighty acts."
When we teach the next generation, several things happen. One, we're functioning within his plan for us and letting him fulfill his will in us -- that means we're going to be more fulfilled in life. Two, we're helping the younger generation 'get it' -- which points them to a life of fulfillment and joy in God's will. And three, we're continuing the life of the church (as a whole) by bringing the next generation into God's service. What's not to like?
So if you get a chance to pour something of your Christian life into a young person, why not take it? Jesus said to let the little children come to him -- and that's what we do in ministry to these kids.
And just for fun, you can go to www.seprockies.org and have a look at what we do there every year.