Recently, as in this past weekend, I had the opportunity to visit and speak at a pastor's convention in Antique. (Pronounced, An-tee-kee.) We (Nehemiah Teams) are working towards setting a local franchise there. So, I was invited to come and share a little about what Nehemiah Teams does.
(In case you are wondering NT is a mission sending organization that believes God can use young people for a short amount of time...like a summer...to do great things with eternal results...like plant churches.)
As I write this a training a two day training is wrapping up today. Youth leaders (meaning young people) are being taught the logistics and details of having their own NT Franchise.
- And give thanks to our Father that there are young people that are not just interested but EXCITED about sharing Christ with their fellow countrymen.
- Ask God, to show the leaders where the 2012 teams should be set up. And pray for open hearts and minds in the ones we will have to secure permission from to actually be able to minister in those areas.
- Pray for the youth, that they will be faithful to obey. (One of the reasons why local franchises are so important it the simple fact that it makes total cost of the mission trip less expensive. We are not just talking buses here...we are talking islands and boats.)
- Pray also for the churches that are backing up the youth. That they will encourage them TO GO, TO OBEY, and to become the Christian leaders that God is calling them to be.