My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Coastlands Consultants Incorporated, Manchester, NH, USA
I volunteered with Coastlands a few times. What is special about Spiritual Emphasis weeks is that these people actually care about the children. These times provide a wonderful opportunity to the kids to build real friendships with people they can trust. To ask their questions, share their doubts, ask for prayer, or even practical help. I loved to spend lunch, classes or gym classes with the kids. The key for these special relationships is being part of their lives for a while. And that's exactly what we did during Spiritual Emphasis weeks. Young people today desperately need mentors: this is what Coastlands provide for them. The most important is though, that during Spiritual Emphasis week and in the private conversations with Coastlands members, children hear the Gospel of Jesus and Biblical teaching and advice. They get to know God Himself through these experiences.
I personally also gained so much from this. I could use these experiences later, as I started working with children at schools.
One of my most memorable events with Coastlands was when a whole class of students prayed for each other. We formed circles with the 8th graders and started praying for each other. We did this for hours, because the chidlren didn't want to leave. Everywhere children were crying, hugging each other, encouraging one another, saying sorry and so on. It was so touching to see that. The love of God was revealed. I mean, where else do students do such thing?