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Children's Ministry Spotlight: Avery Yurt

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We have so many outstanding people who volunteer in our children's ministry. We feel it is important to highlight a few of them.

Avery Yurt is literally a rock star within our children's ministry. Each Wednesday night, during our mid-week IGNITE children's program, and Sunday morning, during Sunday School at 9:45am, Avery plays his guitar, dances, sings, and brings our children into a time of worship. For the past 14 months, Avery has faithfully served, along with his girlfriend Nora Sherwood.

Avery is a 17 year old senior at Oviedo High School, who started coming to Willow Creek Church with his grandparents, Paul and Cindy Rosarius. Avery also brings his little sister Lily, a 3rd grader, to our children's ministry, and does an outstanding job assisting various teachers during the Sunday School hour.

The thing that stands out the most about Avery is his enthusiasm for worship. He is a very talented musician and is quickly able to learn new songs to play on the guitar or handmotions to teach our children. Avery began serving in our ministry only interested in playing guitar and sitting in the corner of the room. However, through time and success, he has flourished, become more outspoken, and draws the children's natural energy out as he plays and sings. The best example of his growth came recently, when Avery was given an opportunity to lead worship for BOOST, a ministry for those with special needs, in which more than 75 people worshipped the Lord in a classroom within the church, with Avery singing and playing his guitar.

We are thankful to have people like Avery, who desire in some small way, to make an impact on the lives of children for God's glory. Thank you Avery Yurt, so much, for your faithful service to Willow Creek Church and for loving our Lord, our children, and our church family so well!