May 7 was an opportunity to THANK A YOUTH MINISTER – a movement championed by the ELCA Children, Youth and Family Ministry Network (YMNET). In your life, in the life of a young person you care about, in the life of your congregation – these creative, kind mentors put prayer and sweat into many ways to grow disciples and invite encounters with the love of God. Teen lock in? Spaghetti supper? Youth-led worship? Crop walk? These activities plant seeds that bear fruit for a lifetime. Watch a video from ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton saying “Thank you” at www.elcaymnet.org/thank and and tell a Youth Minister they’re valued.