Spotlight-GeorgeOn the second week of each month we want to highlight one of our students and the amazing work they are involved in. So read on to find out more about what one of our fantastic BCYM students is up to!

Spotlight on CYM 3rd year student George, working in Thornbury.

“At the beginning of September I started in a new placement in Thornbury and have been settling in and building relationships with the young people and leadership team I am working with. I have been given a variety of new and exciting opportunities to develop as a youth worker and try things which I have not experienced before.

I have been able to get involved with Streetspace – a detached youth work project in the local community. I go out on a Friday evening speaking with and forming relationships with young people on the streets in the Thornbury area. I am also one of the leaders in the Thursday evening youth group for years 9-13 and have been able to get to know the awesome young people in this group and have led and co-led a few alpha course sessions with them.

Later on in March, we will be taking the youth group on an activity based weekend away. Prayer for the young people during this time away would be much appreciated. There will be times for them to grow closer together as a group through team challenges and the experience of going away together, times for the leaders to be able to build stronger relationships with the young people and potentially have some really deep conversations with them, as well as the young people having a fun time away together.

I have recently been linked with a school in Thornbury to start mentoring sessions with a couple of young people in the school, and have just started this. Prayer would be greatly appreciated for the young people I am mentoring, that they grow in confidence, that I would be able to listen and help them grow as individuals and that I would know what to say and how to help as best I can.

I have started my dissertation and ask for prayer during this time that I can do well with the research and work involved, and that I can be reminded of God’s constant presence in this important and testing time.”

Tune in next month to find out about another of our wonderful students!