An organization that came to Enid in October 2009 is continuing to grow and making a difference for teens.
K-Life, an interdenominational youth fellowship, has events for the middle school Velocity group on Tuesday evenings and the high school Fusion group on Thursday evenings. On Wednesday mornings, K-Life has Breakfast Club at Oklahoma Bible Academy.
Additionally, youth can go on mission trips, take part monthly in special events, and participate in small group activities such as Bible studies.
It’s all about helping youth grow in their faith and resist negative pressures from society as they move through the teen years, said Clay Carson, area director for Enid K-Life.
Super-K is a younger version of K-Life for third- through fifth-graders. Meetings are at 6 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at First Presbyterian Church.
What keeps them coming
K-Life partners with many Enid churches.
“We help with their ministries and they help with ours,” Carson said.
On a recent Thursday evening at the Fusion meeting, about 30 high-schoolers gathered in a circle to play an enthusiastic game of Baby Food Roulette. The youth enthusiastically passed the baby food along to the next person. When Carson called it out, the unfortunate person holding the tub of baby food had to eat it.
After the raucous game, Carson gave a devotion.
Jacob Ferguson, 16, a sophomore at Enid High School, is a regular participant in Fusion.
“I began coming the second year,” Jacob said.
The experience he has liked best about K-Life was a mission trip to Chicago to help rebuild an elementary school. That was in the summer of 2010, Jacob said.
He also likes helping with First Presbyterian Church’s Manna program that provides a meal and a devotion for needy people.
“One time I read a devotion,” Jacob said. “I’ve helped serve food. I’ve talked to everyone there and learned more about them.”
Collin Chambers, 15, also a sophomore at EHS, said he’s been a K-Life participant for just more than two years.
It’s easy to say what brings him back, he said.
“It’s the environment around me,” Collin said. “All the people here make it fun.”
His favorite K-Life experience was working to help rehabilitate a home in Enid, but he said he also appreciates the help he gets with everyday problems.