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Abby Domsten

Last spring, Jeremy asked me if I would consider leading the Northfield youth group worship team. I was excited about this opportunity, though I was also very nervous as I had no experience leading worship. I said yes, trusting that God would lead me every step of the way. This experience has helped me to grow a deeper relationship with the Lord. In preparing for worship, choosing songs, and emailing the team, I have spent more time in prayer and seeing how worthy God is of our worship. Something else I have learned is that it doesn't matter how well we may perform because it is all for God's glory, not our own. In these past months while leading, I have seen God's faithfulness in full effect. He always provides in ways I cannot see at times. In the weeks when all I feel is nerves, He comforts me with His love and I am reminded of what a good God He is. Within the team, I have seen God work in so many ways. I am so thankful that God has provided the team with the heart to worship and serve. I have been able to grow closer to everyone on the team and it has been super encouraging to be surrounded by those people who have a strong love for the Lord. I have also seen God work through the youth group in so many ways. In this year full of hardships for many, worship has been a blessing for the students to be able to praise the Lord. I am incredibly grateful that I was given this opportunity and I am super excited to see where God will continue to take it.