Full Of Faith - The Message
28 May 2024

Full Of Faith

We want to see young people grow from strength to strength in their evangelism, so every month through Advance Youth we gather them together to be equipped, encouraged and sent out on mission. We caught up with Joe, the North East team leader, to hear more about how God’s been using the young people.

‘It’s incredible seeing the young people grow in their faith and get excited about sharing Jesus with those they meet. Last week, Bethany* got chatting with two people whilst out prayer walking and as she got to know them, she offered to pray for them. They said yes and Bethany said she could see the Holy Spirit moving in them straight away! She left feeling so encouraged that God had used her to plant a seed of faith in their lives. 

‘A few days before the last Gathering, one of the young people, Ben*, had a dream. In it, he saw five boys on bikes in a certain part of a local park. So, on Saturday, Ben shared this dream with the team he was with, and they went to see if the boys were in the park. Sure enough, there were five lads exactly how Ben had seen in his dream! He and his team got to share the hope of Jesus with them and invite them along to Festival Teesside happening in June – a huge gospel-focused festival being run by the Luis Palau Association and local churches – where they could find out more about Jesus and connect in with local churches and discipleship.

‘We’ve got so much mission happening in the run up to the festival and the young people will be taking to the streets again this week to share the gospel with other young people at a local skate park and to invite them along to the festival. Please be praying that the young people will be able to step out in boldness and tell others about the good news of Jesus. We’d love to see many come to know God at, and in the run up to, Festival Teesside. Each of the young people have committed to praying for their friends and are determined to invite at least one to the festival, full of faith that they’ll see God transform hundreds of lives across the North East!’

*names changed