Just six days to go and we begin our youth conference. I know that God is ready to do an amazing work! We have hundreds and hundreds of people registered, and we are quickly approaching 1,000. Amazing!
What I am most excited about is not that we are having an event. I am excited that we are doing what God has been showing us. This last Saturday night, we took about 100 and divided up into four groups to visit local supermarkets and wash windows and help people put groceries in their cars. Can you believe that we were actually kicked out of some places?!? We were offering God’s love, free of charge, and there were still some people that rejected it.
But, I am proud of what we have been doing. We just saw the numbers that we are reaching over 400 youth every week through our small groups and outreach ministries. If you add our services to that, we are reaching around 700 people every week. In one of our high school outreaches, that has happened just for a month, we have seen 18 people come to the Lord! Amazing!
So, what I am so excited about this coming weekend is the opportunity to CELEBRATE what God is doing in our ministry, and to motivate other youth ministries that they can do the same!
We have a few great things “up our sleeves” for this weekend. We will proudly be displaying the talents and gifts that the Lord has given to our ministry. I don’t even want to tell you what all of it is, because I don’t want to ruin all the surprises! So, get signed up now! And, remember, unsaved people come for only $10. Take a step of faith and sign them up. God will respond to your faith!
Let’s continue to use our gifts to reach out to the lost and to disciple the saved.
Paul said to Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:14, “Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you. “
Then, in 2 Timothy 1:6-7 he says, “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”