1. The Estoll Sisters
Hannah and Kaitlyn Estoll are two amazing young women, who have volunteered their time at their Church’s Awana. For Hannah (15), she has led worship and helped kids recite memory verses in small groups. “I love to see kids enrich themselves in the word,” Hannah says. Not only does Hannah help change the lives of kids in Awana she also has a vision for a better world. “If I could change anything in this world, I would change the drama that goes on in school.” Hannah has a heart for the broken and bullied, where she strives to empower kids in her school. She is a young women who wants to express through her actions and words that she has a passion, purpose and power. Hannah says, “I can help people like that (who have been bullied), I can be their friend, and show them that they have power.”
Kaitlyn Estoll (13) has also volunteered her time at Awana, while helping out with her younger sister she has loved seeing groups memorize verses, learn about God and have fun with one another. Kaitlyn says, “I love seeing kids get a chance to learn about God and still have fun while doing it.” She is also fascinated with the stories of the missionaries who come and share their experiences in building the kingdom of God. Kaitlyn also has a vision for a better world, for her she would like to change stereotyping. When interviewing her, Kaitlyn’s voice arose with passion as she said, “I may be small but I am still strong, I may look really weak but I’m not on the inside.” Kaitlyn is a young women who believes in the strength and power that is within all human beings, no matter their size.
Hannah and Kaitlyn’s younger sister Paige (7) is also involved with Awana. Her favorite things about Awana are playing games and also listening to the stories from the missionaries.
These sisters will be the change the world would like to see, a team of young women who are on fire for God and are beautiful reflections of Christ’s playfulness and His story.
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2. Leah Allman
Leah Allman (12) has a passion and a love for people. She dedicates
her time fundraising for an organization called Smile Train. This
organization provides corrective surgery to children with cleft lips and
palates. After Leah donated to Smile Train, she fell in love with their mission
and decided to help fund raise for them. For the past 2 yrs, Leah and her family
have been holding a Waffle Breakfast at their house. Leah says, “My friends,
neighbors and family come this event.” When asked how many people usually come
to this event, she says, “About 150 people.” AMAZING! Not only are they raising money to
help with Smile Train but also providing a place for people to come and be a
part of a community. After talking with Leah, she has shown that her heart is
filled with compassion towards people. Not only does Leah serve by making
waffles at her house but she also goes out to a Nursing Home with her Mother and
dog Brittany to lighten up people’s days. She says, “Some people have to leave
their pets at home and they miss them, so it makes them happy to see a dog come
in.” For Leah, if she could change the world in some way, she would want
everyone to feel like they belong. She says, “Thinking about orphans and seeing
people at the nursing home, not everyone has a family, I would like people to
feel like they belong somewhere.” Leah has a heart that is filled with
compassion for humanity, and I believe she will continue to change the world
with her love.
To learn more about Smile Train click the link below:http://www.smiletrain.org/
3. Sarah Giove
Sarah (25) is a remarkable young woman passionate for the youth. Sarah has
volunteered her time leading worship at a High School group at the Compass Church called The Landing. The group dedicates itself in helping youth overcome struggle and pain. The group was launched last October and has seen significant growth in the number of students who come. Sarah says, “At first we were blessed to see people show up, in the beginning there were about 8 students and now we have grown to see 25-30 students come.” Sarah has such a passion for the students in High School saying, “when I was in High School it was pivotal point in my life where I questioned if I really believed in God, do I really believe in all this or was it something I was just brought up in?” Working at The Landing, Sarah is able to see students wrestle with these same questions and see the growth in their walk with Christ in the midst of their struggle.
If Sarah could change the world she would like to see a change in the way our culture sees beauty. She says, “We worship youth and beauty too much, and we miss out on the beauty in maturity and wisdom.” For Sarah, she wants to see older women speak up and show the world that there is beauty in growing up and growing old.
To learn more about The Landing check out the link below: