PRAY & PRAISE
We continue to pray this week for all of the Youth for Christ staff who are returning from Thailand to their homes. Many are going back to very difficult and challenging situations, both personally and even politically. Let’s pray for those who are grieving the loss of loved ones and for our staff in sensitive nations.
Philippians 1: 27, 28
“Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God.“
The opening night at the Youth for Christ General Assembly was about being ONE YFC! We are one in the Spirit, one in purpose, “striving together for the faith of the Gospel.” Perhaps the greatest form of oneness, or of spiritual intimacy is as we pray for one another. You may be a ministry partner, a prayer partner, a staff member, a family member, a board member – all of us are called to pray for one another and to “conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel.” I am in Singapore, relishing time with our amazing staff here. Today, teenagers will come by the YFC Centre and enjoy the climbing walls. Having someone “on belay” is exactly like praying for them and what is more, part of the protocol includes calling out, in a loud voice, “On Belay.” Today, let someone know that they are “on belay”, that they are in your prayers! Encouragement goes a long way to aiding perseverance!