Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
Recently, I was at a meeting with a team of us who will be headed to Costa Rica for a mission trip this summer and we were all sharing our testimonies. Kyndell is a beautiful, sweet spirited, young woman who told us about how she grew up in a Christian home and how she thinks she's probably weird because she prays about everything and for everyone. She teared up as she spoke and you could sense the passion within her. She went on to say that she was hoping that the mission trip would help her to identify God's purpose for her life. I couldn't help but smile at the gift of intercession that I see in her. That little experience made me think about the importance of calling forth and nurturing the gifts that we see in those around us--especially in our young people. I for one will be lifting up this young women in prayer and I'm looking forward to getting to know her better on our mission trip.
I remember an older woman in my church when I was a teenager who took a special interest in me after I made my profession of faith. She gave me a cross necklace and promised to pray for me. I can't tell you how much that meant to me--especially since I did not have parents or any family members who were Christians.
How about you, is there a teen that you can encourage, bless, and help bring forth the giftings that God has placed in them?