When things go full circle.. / by jonah sorrentino

Sitting here wiping sleep out my eyes in my  middle seat on the plane reflecting about this week's events.  Earlier this week I had the privilege of sharing my story and doing a mini concert with SwFl teen challenge. 

 

Back in the day when I used to youth pastor we used to pick up Teen Challenge guys as my youth leaders (our church was so small I didn't even have enough adults to handle all the kids we were bussing in from the housing projects in the Dunbar section of Ft. Myers fl).  I also have had people I know that have gone thru the program so it hits home for me that much more.. 

 

It's funny how God tends to show up that much stronger when your weak.. I was still reeling from the effects of being sick the week prior .. But in spite of that I was able to push thru and see an amazing night take place. 

 

Either these guys are blurry or I should slow down while I'm rhyming and taking a picture..

Either these guys are blurry or I should slow down while I'm rhyming and taking a picture..

Women's teen challenge representing also..

Women's teen challenge representing also..

Yesterday I had the chance to hookup with a childhood homie to help out with an event called "tell my city".  Me and this dude go way to my high school football days and FCA and its aweome that we can both continue to do stuff ministry wise all these years later..

 

 

This is Rob he once gave me a concussion on the football field.. In spite of that we're still friends to this day.

This is Rob he once gave me a concussion on the football field.. In spite of that we're still friends to this day.

Its encouraging to hear kids passionate about what God is doing in there life and willing to be able to step out there comfort zones to share their faith..

 

Local student sharing her story..

Local student sharing her story..

Sometimes I use my super powers for good.. Sometimes I use them to tape stuff on kids faces.

Sometimes I use my super powers for good.. Sometimes I use them to tape stuff on kids faces.

I battled each one of them in freestyle and lost every time..

I battled each one of them in freestyle and lost every time..

I'm still out here! You can't get rid of me.. :) 

 

kj