Jared Hoots began working with the college and career class in August 2011.  Jenny came up with the name "Connect" which means to "unite or fasten together".  Jared saw several in the group come to know Christ, and watching these young adults grow in the Lord has been awesome!  When Jared was called to Triad Baptist Church as a youth pastor, Pastor Jon asked me to serve with the Connect class.  Jenny & I had served as youth directors for 15 years before Pastor George filled that role so we knew that we loved working with young people, but we were a little apprehensive as to how we would be received.  I told Pastor Jon we would give it a try and see what the Lord does with it.  We are SO excited about how HE is working in the group.  To see 20-25 young adults in fellowship at our home most every Sunday night playing games, hanging out, eating (man these kids can eat!), and talking about the Lord is a delight!  Our greatest delight though is seeing them sharing Christ with others and watching the preaching and teaching of the WORD change them before our very eyes.  Hebrews 12:1-2 tells us to run the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus.  What a privilege it is to help these young adults run the race that HE has laid out for them, and to watch them run it!!

Striving together for the Gospel

Phil. 1:27

Jon & Jenny Hoots