WALES — Message Wales Event Coordinator Margaux Doey explains how a long-awaited breakthrough led to launching a Youth Alpha follow-up course.
‘It all started after seeing an incredible response at our recent termly youth event, LIFT.
‘One of those on this journey with us is Pete (name changed) who had been coming to our Thursday night youth club for some time.
‘Recently, towards the end of the evening during a discussion on faith, Pete rather despondently explained that he didn’t believe God was real, because he hadn’t seen his prayers answered.
‘The following night was our LIFT event. We’d only ever had one young person from our weekly youth club come to one of these events before – which was a pretty brave thing in itself. But this time, six of them joined us.
‘Even more amazing was that at the end of the evening, three of them made the decision to give their lives to Jesus including Pete. He was quite emotional and it truly looked like a genuine decision, which was so encouraging.
‘Our team has been journeying with some of these guys and girls for a few years. We’ve been faithfully sharing the good news of Jesus with them at youth club, inviting them into our homes, putting on pizza nights and taking them out for walks and coffees – and this is the biggest response we’ve seen yet. So, to see half of our youth group at a Christian event and then half of those dedicate their lives to the Lord has been an incredible blessing and encouragement.
‘Shortly after LIFT our team set up Youth Alpha, for those who responded and any others who wanted to come along. Pete and one of the other girls who came to the event have been coming pretty much every week. Although they can easily get distracted, we’ve had some really good conversations with them. The girl even prayed to ask Jesus into her life one week!
‘Pray for our Eden Tremorfa team as we seek to mentor, nurture and encourage these two young people to become passionate disciples.’
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