It is with great sadness that we share that our daughter, Abigail Faith Kozelchik, passed away last Friday and went to be with her Savior. We’re devastated and we covet your prayers and support.
We are holding a memorial service Saturday, February 25, at 10:00am at Church of the Open Door, 701 W Sierra Madre Ave in Glendora. All are welcome. In lieu of gifts or flowers, please consider a donation to the Youth Programs at Church of the Open Door. We have great hope, because we know that Abby knew Jesus, and had deep faith in His redeeming work on the cross. We are convinced that Jesus’ promise of eternal life is real and true, and because of that, we have peace about the future, both here and in Heaven.
We love you all. —Meredith and Kristian Kozelchik
Jr. High Winter Camp Recap
High School Winter Camp Recap
From January 13-16 we went with 45 teens from the Hillside high school youth group to Hume Lake Christian Camp. Every year, this is a time when students accept Jesus or rededicate their lives to Christ. This year was no exception! But I noticed that there seemed to be less of a “spiritual high” than often happens at camp. Instead, God cultivated a quiet steadfastness to follow Him among our group. The focus seemed to be more on the future than just the camp experience. These teens are committed to serving God with their lives, long after the emotions from camp fade.
As leaders, this prolonged time together results in many unique opportunities to love on these kids, to dig in deep, and to help disciple them into the people that God wants them to be. This turbo boost for our ministry will continue to yield fruit in the months to come. We are excited to see the teens looking forward to what God will continue to do in their lives.
He showed this group how important it is to develop a life-long pattern of following Jesus, and that community is a vital part of this process.
Following His footsteps,