Message Academy: Alex’s Story

“God gives us strength to do the things we never thought we could, for his glory!”

Message Academy is a gap year for anyone between the age of 18 and 25. It’s a year of training in youth work, evangelism and creative arts, designed to grow the student’s character, relationship with God and effectiveness in sharing the gospel. Let’s take a look at some highlights from Academy class of 2017.

Alex is a part of the Message Academy class of 2017. It was during their trip to South Africa where Alex experienced an especially powerful moment when the team were reaching out to the homeless.

One morning when in South Africa on mission, we spent some time doing homeless outreach where we were able to provide materially with food and blankets for them but also spiritually as we engaged in conversations and prayed with them. One lady I met had just ran away from an abusive relationship the previous day and now found herself homeless. We prayed with her and encouraged her. Afterwards she said that she felt much stronger and she had a beaming smile on her face.

As well as the practical mission side of Academy, Alex valued the personal investment that was put in to her life.

This year on Academy taught me a lot about myself; but even more than that, it taught me about how God gives us strength to do the things we never thought we could, for his glory!

Has Alex’s story inspired you? If you want to grow, be challenged and gain new experiences while taking your relationship with God deeper, then join us at Message Academy to discover all that God has in store for you.

Find out more and apply for September 2018.