Hi I’m Juan LaGrandeur! I have been in the church my whole life, but I didn’t realize exactly where God wanted me until 2010. It is at that point that I rededicated my life to Him and felt the call into Youth Ministry.
Since then, I have helped in many capacities in the church from opening the church, working in the sound booth, visiting people in the hospital, working with kid’s church, helping and leading youth groups, and planning youth and kids events. Also, taking kids and youth to events, just to name a few things that I have done in ministry since 2010. I also volunteer at youth camp as a counselor every summer.
I feel that I have a calling to work with youth, because they often want to listen to what I have to say, since I care about each person that I speak with. My goal is to make sure that every teen knows that God has a plan for them and can use them no matter where they are. This goes along with my life verse which is Jeremiah 29:11.
I believe that there is hope for everyone. So, if I can just show teens that there is not only someone who cares for them, but died for their sins, and if only they would turn from their sins, then they can have a peace that will pass all understanding and a joy that is unspeakable. This is what I try to demonstrate through my daily life so that I can share with one more person.