This activity is meant to be an opportunity for the group to practice loving their own members and also overcoming their obstacles in loving others. You’ll need a roll of large sized paper.
Start the evening with a testimony about overcoming difficulties in truly loving people from a deep place.
Give time for the youth to identify why it might be difficult to love people with no hesitation.
Give each youth a few feet of large paper to write out a simple statement that represents their obstacle.
Have a staff member demonstrate the activity by:
Sharing their obstacle in front of the group
Standing a few feet behind their paper and running full speed through the paper to break through it.
Have the rest of the group stand on the opposite side of the paper to embrace them in a big hug and cheers after breaking through.
Encourage each person to do the activity if they feel comfortable.