Dewayne Coleman speaks in chapel

Dewayne Coleman speaks in chapel

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Youth pastor Dewayne Coleman talks about how we need to forgive our enemies despite how they have hurt us, Feb. 12.

Youth pastor at The Word Community Church Dewayne Colemon speaks in chapel about his journey as a pastor and the experiences he learns along the way, Feb. 12.

Coleman shares personal stories with the student body about his first few days and weeks as a pastor and the influence it had on the rest of his life. He gives a lesson on forgiveness with a story of a girl beaten up by her brother yet she still forgave him.

His example reveals forgiveness can not be acheived without God. Coleman continues saying the hardest person to forgive is yourself  but we should accept God’s forgiveness. This way we will be able to forgive ourselves.

Ryan Brazil, ’20, likes today message because it is helping him learn to forgive.

“I liked that he told us a story about a girl that got tortured by her brother yet she still forgave him the next day,” Brazil said. “She even told other people to talk to him about God and forgiveness. I would definitely want him to come back, he was very funny and did a great job at getting his message across. I learned that you can forgive anyone even if they do horrible things to you because it is the right thing to do.”

Along with his job as a youth pastor, Coleman is a life coach for businessmen and professional athletes.

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First year photojournalist, Danielle Foster ‘20, joined The Feather to further her writing and photography skills. She plans to go to a private university majoring in mechanical engineering, continuing her love of math and sciences. Foster maintains a 4.2+ GPA while serving in student leadership for two years and volunteering for school events. She is a member of CSF and mentors junior high peers in the Sister to Sister program. Foster went to South Africa this past summer on a missions trip; she was impacted by her visit to a squatter camp. Her photos will never be the same after watching children playing in gray water, people living in shacks with dirt floors that are the size of an average bedroom, wanting to capture the emotion in every picture.

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