Monday, January 5, 2009

Prayer & Praise (Jan 4-10)

- On Sat, Jan 3, I met with past/present/future Christian Youth In Action (CYIA) team leaders to discuss our vision for CYIA. It was a great time of fellowship and unfiltered discussion!

Statistically, The Barna Group reports that 61% of today’s young adults “had been churched at one point during their teen years but they are now spiritually disengaged (i.e., not actively attending church, reading the Bible, or praying).” Something is lacking in the spiritual formation of America’s youth. We hope that CYIA--a transformative experience for youth--can play a role in addressing this issue for the youth of metro Denver.

Additionally, there are over 300,000 early childhood and elementary-age children in metro Denver. This is the mission field for our summer missionaries, and we want to be as effective in our ministry to the children as possible.

Pray for us as we move forward with some ideas for making CYIA a more powerful experience for our summer missionaries and a more effective ministry in to the children of our great city!

- Continue to pray that I could make good connections with families, individuals, and churches as I seek to raise the $3,910/month I need for doing ministry with CEF in Denver. Praise God for three new supporters who joined the team in December!

This week I am mailing out a round of 20 appeal letters, which I will follow-up with phone calls in order to gain face-to-face appointments. Pray for many opportunities to share our vision for CYIA with potential supporters!

- The Good News Club that Margaret and I teach at Centennial K-8 school starts up again this week! I am excited. I hate being away from the kids for more than a week at a time!

Thanks for your prayers. You and your prayers are the lifeblood of this ministry!

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