As you may know, Revive My Turf is a Christian organization that focus on youth involvement in their communities. Some of you has asked me to give you an idea of where/what I see RMT being in the near future. I can tell you right now that RMT's main goal in a nutshell is to reach out to the youth who have a passion for art and design and give them a chance to apply it with their walk with Christ. If the youth involved leave with more confidence to go out and impact the world with their gifts, we at RMT feel like we have accomplished a great deal.
However, there are some groups and organizations that do take on a similar approach to youth involvement in artistic application. One example would have to be the If You Build It Project led by Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller. With the help of these two designer-activists, a group of high school students from Bertie County, NC were able to build a community shed. Although their scale is slighter larger than RMT, the idea of youth and community involvement and self-recognition is relevant in the whole process.
Now imagine how great this would be if sharing the love of God was at the center of it?! We would be reaching out to those in need through design. Often times we think that in order to do what God has called us to do we have to be a pastor or minister. But there are other ways that we can show who God is. You don't have to be in the field of theology to do the will of the Lord. To the young people reading this, you should know that there are multiple ways to go out and impact the world! If you crave for the opportunity to use your skills in your community, RMT is a great place to be!
Below is a trailer to the documentary of the If You Build It project. If you would like to see more about If You Build It, you can visit their page at http://www.ifyoubuilditmovie.com.
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I believe Revive My Turf is an excellent way for youth to become involved in their communities. They can bring positive changes to their homes not only for themselves, but also for the generations to come. With a Spiritual emphasis on their activities they can spread the love of God and truly be stewards in their community. - Stacey C. Joseph, Director of Temple Salem Pathfinder Club