Over the last couple of years the Eden Tremorfa team has been journeying with some of the young people from the estate – sharing the gospel with them at youth club, inviting them into their homes and taking them out for coffees and waterfall walks. At times it’s felt very dry and like God wasn’t doing anything. But at Message Wales’ most recent LIFT youth outreach event, the team saw something amazing happen.
Each time a LIFT event was on, the team had encouraged the young people to come along and on one occasion one of them did. It was amazing, such a brave thing for a young person to do – come on her own.
But to make the offer a little more appealing this time, the team decided to promise the young people a trip to McDonald’s after the event, and it seemed to work.
Six young people from their weekly youth club signed up to come to the event and at the end of the evening, three made the decision to give their lives to Jesus. The team were simply bowled over by God’s goodness. What an answer to prayer!
The team has been journeying with some of these guys and girls for a few years, faithfully sharing the good news of Jesus with them at youth club, putting events and outings on for them and inviting them into their homes and lives. And this is the biggest response they’ve seen yet.
They truly believe this only happened because of their commitment to prayer. Of course they always pray before and after youth club and individually in their own homes, but at the start of this year they’d decided it was time to start meeting weekly to pray.
The youth club regularly sees about 12-15 young people, so to see half of them at a Christian event and then half of those dedicate their lives to the Lord has been an incredible blessing and encouragement.
Please pray for the team as they seek to disciple those who responded. Pray the seeds were sown on fertile ground and that the young people would grow in faith to become passionate disciples.
Interested in joining the team in Tremorfa or finding out more about Eden? Visit joineden.org.