Encouragement from the RSA Youth Leaders Equip.
Matt and Stuart’s story of living with the deep guilt of a rebellious, broken life. When alcohol and drugs don’t fill the gap, can God set you free from addiction? Will God meet you at your point of need?
Drugs, parties, girls…a downward spiral into depression, until love reached out to save him and show him authentic life. Devan shares his story of God’s saving grace with us.
It was great to see that whilst we went there to encourage the Brazilian youth, we were just as equally encouraged by their boldness and faith.
I’m so blessed to have been given such a wonderful opportunity to go to Brazil as part of a youth outreach team from my church, Living Hope.
It’s a different world: 175 000 people in Stellenbosch compared to 23 455 000 in Sao Paulo. São Paulo is enormous! You get around by jumping on the metro or taking an Uber.
Wherever we went we had wonderful opportunities to encourage the people there with regards to worship, intimacy with the Lord and prayer.
I was set free from a spirit of fear that had tormented me for about a year and a half (during this time, I was not able to sleep and when I did, I had to have the lights on).
In my teenage years, my limited and unhealthy diet started affecting me in a different way. I became very insecure about my body and the way I looked.
I was so set on seeing this prophetic word become a reality that I didn’t stop to ask God what He thought about my future plans. Without realising it I was following the prophetic word instead of following God’s voice.
We are excited to see new international leaders be raised up as they give a year to serve and solely focus on Jesus.
It just shows that there is no such thing as ‘baby Christians’, life in Christ isn’t about how long you’ve been saved – but everything to do with how much you’ve given of your life to carry the cross and be Christ’s disciple!
It turns out that I wasn’t really scared of the conference I think I was scared to face God again.
I was religious in my heart. There was not deep devotion to Jesus, only a surface “know the right answers and ways to act” attitude that I had.
Included in our TMT (Timothy Ministry Training) year, is a national outreach for three weeks focused on ministering into schools.
All it takes is one skim through the book of Acts to realise that urgently spreading the Gospel was ingrained into the way that the apostles lived, and this is the way that we are called to live too.
I am beyond grateful to have had the opportunity to come over to the Isle of Man to love and serve the church here, to learn, to grow, and to build relationships with people from across the nations.
I have been away from my home on the Isle of Man, and in South Africa for 4 months now, which means that I am half way through my adventure time here!
As parents we compete with many other influences in our children’s lives. How can we lead them in Christ’s ways?
When I said yes to travelling for 26 hours to the largest nation in the world to see the Kingdom of God come on earth as it is in heaven, I never expected God to do such a miraculous work in my own heart too.
What God did with me on the outreach … I got to experience God’s presence and was stretched a lot to prophesy and share my testimony with people I don’t know. I witnessed growth in our team, almost like they stepped out of their cocoons and became alive
Okay so they didn’t entertain an angel (Yes the girls would not believe me if I tried to convince them otherwise, hehe)…this time.
I came back from the Eastern Cape Four12 Regional Equipping Time earlier this year with my heart feeling so full and encouraged with what God is doing across the Four12 churches!
Rather than listening to what our maker says about us we often allow what other people think of us determine who we are.
The world says we are just victims of our circumstances. God says something different! We have felt God calling the youth be empowered by Him! Dead to self, alive to Christ. (Romans 6:11)
When I was just 14 years old I heard a girl in her 20’s speak of her decision to save her first kiss for marriage…
“Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.” Psalm 2:8. We often think of this verse in the context of travelling to the nations but in the case of Joshua Generation Church’s Youth meeting in Cape Town, the nations have come to us!
Often we hear the youth being referred to as ‘the next generation’ or ‘the leaders of tomorrow’. I think that does not paint a fair picture of what our younger brothers and sisters are doing and can do for the Kingdom.
During my university years I dreamt of doing something crazy – maybe landing a role in a remake of the film, “Into the Wild” …