1) What We Believe: January 31, 2010
Our Lord often referred to the young and stated that their faith should be an example of how adult faith should be. On January 31, 2010 the youth group met in a program that solicited statements about faith from our young people. We will just list them and let them speak for themselves as there is a message here for not only the young but for everyone.
- “God loves us and we should stand up for what we believe in even if people hate us for it because God still loves us and them”
- “Who am I? Who is God? God is my father; he knows everything and God will make me someone great.”
- “We should bless the poor because God loves everyone equally”
- “Having no hope won’t lead you anywhere in life; rather we have to love, shout, dance and learn not to fear”.
- “Have faith; everyone is blessed and God loves all equally and he will be here for you in the worst of times.”
- “Miracles can be looked at in many ways. But no matter what, it will have to do with faith and is a blessing sent to you.”
- “Sometimes you may have problems or questions and the answer may not be clear but you have to follow your heart and have faith in Jesus Christ”.
- “We need to act and do what Jesus Christ would want us to do.”
- “Don’t be afraid to be different or to stand out. Stand tall in whatever you believe in even when people want us to conform”.
- “People don’t know what to do because of the chaos going on around them. But embrace love and be happy that things will get better. Be optimistic and keep having faith”.
- “In Haiti, a place that has seen damage and destruction, people still want to help others like the Good Samaritan and help those in need like God wants them to.”
- “No matter how horrible your life is, remember Jesus has been through so much more pain and he loves you even when no one else does.”
- “Some people worry about unimportant things. Instead of worrying about hunger they are preoccupied with what they eat. They should be thankful they have food and not complain.”
- “Even though it seems that the world is a mess and has all of these bad things, if everyone just followed God’s word and love, there will be hope.”
Thank you youth group members for expressing your faith so honestly and openly. May we all be so willing to speak out.
l) Herbert of Uganda, East Africa writes
Praise God !!!!
My name Herbert Anderson in Uganda....
I thank God that for sometime i have been searching on the internet links for the Youths Internatationally and i have been failing to get links like this. Am 21years Old. Born on the 25th of May 1987..... I started a youth ministry way back like 6years ago but indirectly at school thus leading my fellow christian Students in our Lunch hours. As time went on i started sacrificing my lunch time whenever i would not minister at school and went to outside school and did minister there in the Gospel sharing.
I got convicted of starting a youth meating every sunday evening and i have to call afew christian friends who came in and that it was relevant. At home we have enough Compound to host over 150 people. And i got a donation of speakers from a friend in the USA in Hawaii. So we started. We started about 3weeks and we were 5 but now our number is increasing.
I have been so suprised to see that out there in the Western Countries youthis are taking their time to serve the Lord. Our ministry is Called Christ Round the Globe. Our theme is in Isaiah 43:5-6.
I would like to get the Contacts of all the Ugandan friends who have been frequently been involved in this. I got travel alot across my Country Uganda and i have been able to see what our Christian and non christian youth are passing through.
Please send me the emails or contacts of those people mainly Caroline and Teddy.
my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com anyone can email me or call me at +256 774 113 907.
Am glad to hear about this ministry i hope i will get alot to learn from you as time goes and make our ministry success full to.
God Bless you mightly.
With Love and respect
Herbert Anderson, Uganda
If you would like to respond to Herbert, please write to TimFerguson@christianyouthgroup.org. Herbert will be notified. We look forward to hearing from you.
k) Jah of the Philippines writes
News from our group. last june, we're already registered our group in Securities and Exchange Commission. And for the past months, we're preparing for our project this coming October. We plan to have a small activity for kids. it's like sport fest.
Angelica - wow.. it seems like our group have similarities.. the Christmas carols, summer camp & Sunday meetings. being a leader of the group is very challenging specially how you would handle your group mates. i have had a hard time before when i was the leader of our group, because some of my members are small kids and you can't keep them still. But, the heaviest tasks are those facilitator of the camp, because they are in-charge of all.. And like yours, we also have groupings, before its was only two groups but we seen how the leaders having hard time so we decided to divide them to three groups. I'll tell more soon.
Julianne & Rachel - hi there! looks like you really enjoyed your activities. i wish our members are expressive as you are. congrats! you've raised such a big amount of money.
In Philippines, it would probably PHP20,000 plus. and it's nice that you've share it to those in need. Amazing Grace, I haven't heard of it. I'll try to look for it, so we can watch.
You really have had a great time in your activities cause it shows in your message. i hope you keep it up. ^^
sorry, I'm not reading my emails lately.
I'll try to response to your letters if i have free time.
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j) Horatius Emmanuel Nallo of Liberia, Africa writes
I was born in April 1984 in Moyamba, Sierra Leone. While I was a child, my family moved to Liberia and it is in Liberia that I now live.
I graduated high school in 2003 and presently I am teaching English in lower high school here in Liberia. I have hopes of going to college, perhaps in Spain, Egypt or even the USA. I want to go to college to realize my dream which is:
- To be a minister in God’s kingdom.
- To be a professional writer in Biblical and general happenings.
- To reach out to the less privileged; perhaps establish orphanages, build clinics or open a school.
I am a leader in our local youth group and I will be making a nomination for the Christian Teen Hall of Honor of a very worthy girl in our group. Life means to me the following: friends and family, who you can trust and who trusts you. Most importantly, life means for me SERVING GOD – by doing so I will be fulfilling His purpose for my life.
I am quite comfortable with my living situation, meaning that my aspiration of studying about God and becoming a professional will be seen about while I remain in prayer and waiting for God’s perfect timing.
Below is one of my favorite poems: The Road Beyond Tomorrow, written by myself on September 23, 2007 …
There is a road beyond tomorrow where the skies are blue again
There is a hope to follow sorrow just as sunshine follows rain
You and I may try hard to fathom what and how exactly tomorrow looks
We tried, but we can’t even locate the source to tomorrow, the part feet lead there
With an idea we possess and a belief we keep; a faith we acquired
Which help us hope for tomorrow with confidence, we are optimistic.
And the hills ahead look very hard and often we behold them with a sigh
But as we near them, the road gets leveled … the hills look harder than they are
And so with troubles, though they seem so great that men complain and fear and hesitate
Less difficult is the journey than we dreamed; it is never as hard as first we dreamed
There never comes a hill, a task, a day
But as we near them, easier proves the way
The hills of tomorrow are waiting for us, a little bit further to go
And now as we stand on the peaks of today, a hint of their beauty we know.
We catch but a glimpse of the splendors to be, the birth of another new day
And the joy we shall claim and the goals we shall know, if only we shall keep on our way.
As the sun always follows the rain and although the rain is falling
And the skies are grey not blue
On the road beyond tomorrow God is waiting there for you.
We read that Joseph interpreted Pharoah's dream (Genesis 41). Yet are all dreams subject to interpretation?
Recently Horatio wrote to this website and shared a dream he had. He is asking for an interpretation as he believes it has meaning for his life. Would you like to help?
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