Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

I'm not willing!

I’m not willing to let one soul go.

I’m not letting one kid not hear.

I’m not willing to let one kid be pulled back or attacked!

I’m just not willing.

Maybe this seems selfish to you, this may seem stubborn. But let me tell you this… I am not willing to let the kids of Downriver not hear about Jesus, and the ones who know Him, I’m not willing to let them be hurt or attacked but that little red booger. I’m just not.

We have two major things going on in our Youth Ministry right now, and one about to start.

For the High Schoolers, it’s the Pure Sex series, and giving the kids the Word of God to live their lives sex free until they are married. To teach them the consequences and about forgiveness. To teach them about love and Jesus. It’s huge. HUGE! We had a lot of new kids on Sunday because as crazy as it sounds, the kids want to hear what we are going to say about sex!

And for the Jr. Highers, we have our biggest outreach, the Fuel Explosion Tour beginning no the 14th. It runs 6 weeks, and we’ve been known to double (and hopefully this year, triple) our numbers. Not for numbers sake, for the sake of a bunch of kids who need to hear about Jesus.

And so I am asking everyone I know, and even those I don’t know, pray for us! Pray for our students, pray for all the leaders, for the bands, pray for the moms and dads who help us with t-shirts, for the moms and dads who help with snacks, for car-poolers, for parents who don’t know God but will come to Him.

We need strength, bravery, wisdom, protection, joy, and love.

It’s ugly out there, but it’s beautiful in His Kingdom. And there is only One way in.

1 Thes 5:17 pray continually


Trish said...

You go girl!!!!!!!!!!
I am praying for all of your Ministries!
Lord, bless every activity and
those willing to give of themselves for these kids and their families!

Kevmic said...

If you prayed for Keith Hayes thank you. He is back home and resting. GREAT IS HIS MERCY!!

Vikki said...

*grin* yes, I'm sure the kids do want to hear what you guys have to say about sex. Who wouldn't?!!! I DO!

I'm excited for you amazing! Definitely be praying for you, girl.