‘I’m Bolder In My Faith’ - The Message
08 Mar 2022

‘I’m Bolder In My Faith’

Advance Youth is all about encouraging and equipping young people to step out and share their faith with those around them. As young people gathered in the North East and London this month to do just this, we heard some amazing stories of how God’s used them as they step out in faith. We caught up with a couple of the young people to find out more.

‘It was my first time taking part in Advance Youth and I was really nervous but wanted to see God use me. So, me and my group went out prayer walking and we bumped into Mohammed who was waiting for his bus. As we got chatting to him about Jesus, he said ‘I’ll only believe in Jesus if we revealed himself to me in a powerful way’ so this is exactly what we prayed for! Mohammed was really thankful that we prayed with him, and it wasn’t just him that left feeling changed but me too. I think this experience made me so much bolder in my faith now I’ve had the chance to pray for someone!’ – Femi

‘When I was out with my group, I bumped into someone from my school too but who was in the year above. We got chatting and were laughing and joking together until my Advance Youth Leader, Joe, nudged me to ask if we could pray for my mate. I didn’t think he would say yes but he said ‘Yeah I’m actually a Christian and I really need God right now’. So we prayed together and I think we might start a Christian Union together in school now off the back of us meeting! It’s so cool to see how God is using us in Advance Youth.’ – Noah

‘I didn’t know what to expect from Advance Youth and was initially nervous about it – in fact after the prayer time and training session, I just wanted to leave before I had to put what we’d learnt into practice out on prayer walks! But after hearing about why we share the gospel I realised it was something I needed – and now wanted – to do! So, I stayed the full session and went out with my group and actually bumped into some people from my class at school. I initially felt embarrassed and wanted to hide, but I felt God give me the confidence I needed to push through my fears and tell them about him. I definitely will go out next time, because I know God is with me.’ – Ashini


Find out more about Advance Youth at message.org.uk/advanceyouth and why not get your youth groups involved in our summer mission week – THE SCATTERING – where young people are trained and equipped for mission, and then scattered in teams to partner with local churches and share the gospel within that community. Find out more here.