Time has absolutely flown by and the Lord has been doing a lot in this season. I am grateful for your prayers and keeping up with my updates. I have been continuing to work 32-40 hours a week as well as serving as an intern with my church wherever I am able as well.
The opportunities here in Northern California have been a blessing and it’s really exciting to see what God is doing in our church. Specifically with the youth group and young adults. It’s wonderful to see how God is stirring hearts toward Himself. I’ve had the opportunity to be more proactive with evangelism and have helped launch a group that goes out every weekend to share the Gospel and do some one on one evangelism. When we go out, we talk with people about what they believe and why so we can find common ground to point them to Jesus.
“Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him when he saw that the city was given over to idols. Therefore he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and with the Gentile worshipers, and in the marketplace daily with those who happened to be there.”
-Acts 17:16–17 (NKJV)
There have also been opportunities to get more involved with the youth doing outreach as well. We had the opportunity to help with an outreach to the homeless where we had quite the group! It was a great time to go out and pass out care packages and share the Gospel with people and give the kids an opportunity to grow and learn in that too.
Every week we go out there is usually a young man named Connor and we keep sharing with him, but he claims atheism. Please be praying for him that the Lord would convict his heart and that he would receive the Gospel!
I’ve also been blessed to be able to help lead worship with the youth group and have begun helping with the new believer’s class here at the church. There are a lot of opportunities for discipleship. Please pray that I would take the ones He places in front of me.
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As of yet I still do not know exactly where the Lord is leading me next. Sometimes this can leave me feeling restless, but this is clearly a season of preparation for whatever He has in store. Your prayers in this are greatly appreciated. It can take around 2 years and equipping just to get on the field after the Lord does show where. Please pray that He would help me to walk in obedience and faithfulness in all that He has put in my care, to trust, wait, and that He would continue to grow me into the man He has called me to be; to lead in a way that exemplifies my Savior.
This past year plus has been pretty difficult for most people. I think it’s been very stretching for me as well, but I also know that I wouldn’t trade it because the Lord has used it to mold and shape me in ways that I never could have been otherwise. Keep pressing in, and don’t stop pressing on. He’s with you, He loves you: “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” -Hebrews 13:5-6 (NKJV)
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” -Romans 8:18 (NKJV)
He is risen!