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29October2014

Prayer Notes

PRAY & PRAISE

Over 230 million people on our planet live outside of their passport country. Please pray for the “sojourners”, the “strangers” in our midst. Many of these millions are teenagers who are not sure where they´re from at all. This rootlessness can give rise to rebellion, OR be leveraged for a sense of globality. Pray for YFC staff as they minister to both the indigenous teens of their nations as well as the newcomers.

In the Ukraine, YFC staff are transforming their conference centre to house and help the displaced because of hostilities in the east. As winter sets in, many thousands are without heating, food, water and even basic shelter. YFCI is working with the team there to offer assistance in this very needy time.

The Ebola crisis may have been contained globally, but it rages on locally. Please continue to pray for staff and volunteers in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Senegal and Nigeria as they minister and walk through the valley of the shadow of death.

Praise God for leadership and staff conferences that have happened recently in Australia and Britain. God has gifted the Youth for Christ movement with leaders who are called and compelled to share the Gospel.

Verse

Acts 2:46-47

And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

 

Nugget

In Asia, there is a marvellous ministry model that is about food, teenagers and addition, it´s called, The Ant Hill! One of the most popular places for teenagers to hang out is at the mall, and when at the mall, if it´s not bowling or watching a movie or walking the halls, the key place to chill is at the Food Court. Knowing this reality, local YFC staff and volunteers trained and prepared local Christian teenagers to reach their peers at the mall. The strategy is to be in the Food Court, eating, enjoying good fellowship and camaraderie, and when another group of teenagers walks by, invite them over to eat and chat AND to show them a new app they just downloaded. On a smart phone or iPad, the teenagers scroll through the apps content with the visiting teen and share the Good News. This past year, over 600 teenagers have joined one of these Ant Hills, over 400 of them have heard an explicit Gospel presentation and well over 100 have accepted the Lord as Saviour, right there, in the Food Court, in South East Asia. The Book of Acts is still being written. The Acts of the Apostles and the servants of Christ are ongoing. Teenagers are breaking bread from mall to mall, and the Lord is adding to the Church daily “such as should be saved!” Praise God.

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