Q & A about The Beacon

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The Beacon Grows Numerically

Our Numbers are definitely up at the Beacon!   We have been getting up to 30 students every lunch time and 10 or more on the Tuesday and Thursday evenings we are open.  
Recently we celebrated some important milestones, with longtime volunteers Carla and Elisabeth both having significant birthdays just a week apart.

 In September 'D' and 'S' came with my wife and me to a Christian Youth Rally at the Air Canada Centre. Rapper Lecrae was the biggest hit of the evening.  We had trouble getting seats and ended up at high altitude in the far corner. 

Tragedy followed a few weeks later when Larry Walker, a friend and worker with both boys, was killed in a car accident near Trenton.  Larry was a regular at the Beacon, coming with the boys, and helped with some of our renovations this summer.  We will miss Larry! 

More girls are coming to the Beacon these days. They add a measure of style to the place and the boys don't mind this a bit! 
 Lance has been coming back to the Beacon since starting his extra year at ENSS.  We will miss him when he leaves high school for good next semester.  
 'J' has been tuning and cleaning our acoustic guitar and playing both the guitars at lunch.  
Rick, in the background, is watching an intense chess game and maybe learning a few pointers from 'D'  

Jeff V. did an excellent job as sound man for our free concert in the park at Applefest this year. (That's Jeff's left ear)  Performances by the New Life Girl's Home, The Kroesbergen Family, Quinte Men's Chorus, and Dan Koets' band Wisdom entertained the crowd.  We shared the time with the New Life Girl's Home as a way of saying thank you to the community for ongoing support.       

Brighton Youth For Christ / Youth Unlimited has become part of Quinte Youth For Christ. We appreciate your ongoing prayers, encouragement and, if you are so led, your financial support.   

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