All of the following are Reflections from our 2017 and 2018 Six8 fellows.

"I learned that the forgotten and few are just as much my neighbors as the ones I'm surrounded by in my daily life." - Ronnessa

"I arrived wanting to learn more and when I had left I had made 23 amazing friends and received 2 amazing mentors to help me with my walk with Christ and there is nothing like it." - Jasmine

"During the Six8 Fellowship, I learned, or was reminded that everyone is made in the image of God and that I can't love other like God loves them, without first loving myself. I learned who my neighbor is and that I should keep making room at my table for more neighbors. I also learned and was shown that I can make a difference. It all starts with one person and that person can be me." - Cheyenne  

"I learned to trust in Him and His plan for me. I learned the importance of community and to look at things and people with a different perspective. And everyone carries baggage and everyone's story is important." - Hailey

"I love how the mentors treated everyone and how they wanted everyone to feel safe enough to share their thoughts and feelings." - Mashlie

"At first, it was rocky for us to open up. But, that's expected for a group of teenagers who do not really know each other. As the week went along though, we all saw sides of each other that we would normally not see every day. We were vulnerable. We became comfortable to share what we were thinking and feeling. It became a safe place. We became a family." - Cheyenne

“Six8 is important and was important to me because it showed us and taught us about love…and how people are going through different things in the world and that sometimes we could give a helping hand and that could make them feel better. You never know, someone could just need encouragement, and you could be that person to turn their life around.” - Richard

“Six8 is important because it opens your eyes to a lot of things in life. It makes you think about the hard questions some people may have. I don’t think in my entire life that I have ever gotten so close to a group of wonderful, caring, supportive, and interesting people. I thank God for all of you every day! You are my family. Another reason why Six8 is important is because of coming together with other fellow brothers and sisters and worshipping Christ and going through our everyday lives TOGETHER.” – Nick

“I think Six8 is important because it educated us on things that most people never know. The things we talked about at church were dug into at Six8, and it taught me how to be a better disciple, and that God has a mission for us to fulfill outside of the norm.” - Claire

“Six8 is important because of the fact that it immerses us into a level of uncomfortableness that we have never experienced but that everyone should experience. Without that immersion, I truly wouldn’t have the knowledge that I have now as a Christian and advocate for social justice or desire to change myself.” – Paige

"It was a week of self-discovery and transformation with one another. It was a week of fellowship and never-ending conversation. It was a week of being neighbors to and with each other." - Paige [Read more]

"Six8 has shaped a part of me that will never be undone and I will forever be grateful for that part. My question now is, Who is not your neighbor?" - Mashlie [Read more]

I loved how the professors educated us about real world problems without sugar coating them, but also telling us practically how we can make a difference. The mentors and the other fellows were amazing too, and the fellowship and small group times meant a lot. – Alexandra

My favorite part was having small group time. I loved being able to grow closer to that group of people and open up to them about what’s been happening in my life. Also, being able to discuss out thoughts about the week and hearing their opinions as well as sharing mine helped me. – Erica

I think that my favorite part of the Six8 2018 intensive would have to be the mentors and staff. I absolutely loved that I was able to be completely open and myself and they accepted me for who I was. They were so knowledgeable and caring. Whenever I had a problem or a question they were able to help we figure out the answer. - Kayleigh

My favorite part was the fact that we were given solutions. We weren’t just told “here’s the problem now go fix it.” We were given ideas and information that might help us in our goal to end these problems.- AC

Six8 Fellowship has been such an amazing experience. I am motivated to answer God’s call to “Go!” with all these wonderful people!- Nick

Once again, Micah 6:8 had a much deeper meaning to me, larger areas of injustice were coming to light in my sight. I truly started to realize how much we’re destroying something we’re depended on and how detrimental are the consequences. One of the first commands of God to humankind in the garden endorse our justice to the earth, to work it and take care of it (Gen 2:15) but now, some of us are not taking it seriously (smh), some of us have forgotten about it and some of us were never taught how to. Environmental injustice is just as important as any other injustice and if a part of being a Christian is to act justly to our neighbors, nature is not excluded.- Mashlie [Read more]