At one point in the afternoon of our visit to Gilbert, Arizona, I could see we had a 30-minute window to take some pictures of the vibrant youth. I said to Maurine, “Come on, let’s go down on the field and I just want to capture some of the youth on film. These are truly the bright lights of Arizona!” Within minutes we could not help but be filled with love as these young men and young women smiled with their faces AND with their great spirits. I wanted to show you these amazing young people, but more importantly, I wanted them to see themselves and who they really are. This is a gift to them.
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Text of Hymn 254 (Shall the Youth of Zion Falter?) from Evan Stephans.
Text from Children’s Hymnbook 172 (We’ll Bring the World His Truth) by Janice Kapp Perry.
Scripture reference: Matthew 5: 14, 16.