Hi! I'm Scooter, the athletic coyote.

 

I grew up in sunny Arizona, with a brother and a sister who are both younger than I am. The three of us always did everything together, and since it was warm pretty much all year long, we played a lot of outdoor sports. We were mostly raised by our mom, who did her best to take care of us. Our dad spent a lot of time going on hunting trips and traveling around, so we didn't see him very much. When he did come around, it was hard to make him happy. He wanted us to be the best at everything we did, and if we messed up, he would get pretty mad at us. So I spent most of my time practicing and working hard to be good at sports.

One day, my brother, sister, and I were out shooting hoops when a dust storm rolled through. There was so much dust that it was hard to breathe, and we lost sight of each other. I started to wander around, trying to find them, but by the time the dust settled I had no idea where I was.

Just then, a friendly moose appeared and asked if he could help me. "What's a moose doing in Arizona?" I thought to myself. He told me his name was Harvey, and I was at Youth Haven, a safe and fun place for kids. There is another Youth Haven in Michigan, where Harvey lives, but he was visiting his friends at Youth Haven in Arizona. He showed me around, and the minute I saw the gym and the outdoor basketball court, I knew I had found a new home!

Harvey and his friends taught me that I don't have to be perfect or try to earn God's love. He always loves me, no matter what. Now I get to help kids at Youth Haven learn about God's love, and it's amazing!

My favorite Bible Verse:

“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners."

Romans 5:8

My favorites:

The gym and basketball court, all sports (but especially basketball), Christian rap music, cheering on my friends

I don't like:

Ballet, the color pink, nail polish, glitter, and losing

I'm good at:

Sports, leadership, and playing the piano (my mom made me take lessons). I also think I'm good at finishing other people's sentences, even though they might say I finish them wrong. I'm a good helper!

Youth Haven | PO Box 97, Rives Junction, MI 49277 | PO Box 716, Eloy, AZ 85131