Young Life Abilene is hosting a talent show to help send special needs students to camp.
Walker Johnson, senior health promotions major from Fort Worth, serves as a team leader and student staff member for the Abilene Young Life program.
Walker describes the program as a Christian ministry dedicated to being present in the lives of children.
“We go to schools, lunches, hang out with them at their practices and are all about showing the kids who Jesus is just by being present and being involved in their lives,” said Johnson.
Capernaum, another ministry within Young Life, works solely with children who have special needs. This year, Capernaum is organizing and putting on a talent show that will be hosted here at ACU.
“We are trying to raise money to have these kids be able to go to camp,” said Johnson. “A lot of these kids’ families can’t afford to send them to camp on their own because of medical bills and things so we are doing this to help them out.”
The Young Life program urges everyone to come out and help support the ministry in any way they can.
“We will have T-shirts for sale and a donation jar for those who would like to give a little bit more than just the $5 admission ticket, but honestly, all we are asking for is prayer that the Lord will provide for this ministry,” said Lauren Zanotto, junior social work major from Argyle and co-director for Young Life Abilene’s Capernaum ministry.
All the participants in the talent show will be will be students involved with Abilene’s Capernaum program.
“I think that the Young Life program is doing a good thing by promotion and putting on this talent show.” Said Kendrick Lawrence, sophomore nursing major from Lubbock. “Everybody isn’t as fortunate as some of us are, so I think it is a good way to give back and I would be interested in going to help support.”
The show will be at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 in Cullen Auditorium. Tickets are $5.