Thursday, July 22, 2010

Praying For Our Young People

Karen Mehta emailed me yesterday to say that God had woken her up with a real conviction of our need to pray for our young people. To that end she's going to lead a prayer meeting in K2 on Friday night (23rd July) from 7pm for an hour. If you can make that time I'd really encourage you to go, but even if you can't make it please can I ask you to be find time to pray for our youngsters over the next few weeks. Things that would be good to pray for are:
  • The youth team fly off to Albania tomorrow (Friday) afternoon. Ethos (our youth band) will be playing concerts and Lee will be speaking in two different theatres on Saturday and Monday night, Lee will be preaching in Elbasan on Sunday and then the whole team will be leading a youth camp for 120 young people from Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia from Wednesday to Saturday. I'm so proud of our young people who will be leading all these events, as well as Lee, Liam and Ken and Ann Bothamley who will be trying to keep them all under control! You can get updates on their exploits on Ken and Ann's blog.
  • The Konnections youth and under 11's respite care days we will be running over the summer. In total we will be offering 400 places for special needs children to have a day of fun, either in K2 or offsite using our shiny new minibus (which was bought with an external grant). The play area down the side of K2, on the land which we are renting from the cricket club, is now ready and will be getting extensive use over the summer. Take a look at it on Sunday if you get a chance - it looks great.
  • Our young people are going to Rocknations in Bradford from August 4th to the 8th. Many of those going have never been to an event like this before - let's be asking God for changed lives amongst all those who are going. Let's also pray for safety as they travel there and back and in everything else that goes on.
  • Finally please be praying for the Thanksgiving Service for Angharad on Monday 2nd August. Let's pray that God will powerfully be with us in all that goes on there, that people will know God's comfort and that God will speak into people's hearts and lives.
Simon.

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