Thankful To God For How He Changes Lives! Thankful To God For You!

Posted on by Sanders Shumway

As for us, we can’t help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. (2 Thessalonians 2:13 NLT)

       We have been thankful for changed lives lately! It is amazing how God changes our lives, and then lets us be a part of Him changing others’ lives as well! We enjoy ministering to students and adult staff very much at Minot YFC. We thank God for the wonderful privilege and opportunities that He gives us to share Christ with those that don’t know very much about Him, or haven’t even heard about Him at all really! We are very thankful for all of the volunteers that God has connected us with at Minot YFC. We couldn’t do what we do without them! We thank God for all of you who support us here through giving, and praying for us! We could’t do what we do without you! Each and every person that God connects us with at Minot YFC is important and valued in our eyes! We always need God’s help to remind us of that! But it is true! Every student, volunteer, supporter, and staff member has a story. And each and every one of you is important to God and loved by Him!
       We have been talking about stories a lot lately at Minot YFC. We have been teaching the students to take time to stop and listen to other people’s stories. To be there for others to show love and care for them by asking questions and listening to learn about their stories and their lives. We have talked to the students about sharing their own stories with others. We are coaching them to include how God has changed their lives, and to invite the others they are speaking with into relationships with Jesus Christ and Father God, telling them how God wants them to be a part of His story! When God makes us a part of His story, He comes into our stories and makes them alive and new in Christ! We become living testimonies of the grace, love, and power of God! We want students to share this with everyone that they are in relationship with! This is what we have been focusing on lately. It is called three story evangelism, and I think that the students are starting to get it! Thank God for that!
       This summer we are going to be going on trips, so please pray for those trips that God’s will be done in the lives of our students and staff! Pray that we will behold the Lord Jesus Christ, and be changed into His image from glory to glory! Pray that He will help us to love others, and serve others like Him! We are still going to have weekly meetings this summer with students at the Rock to study scripture, and with God’s help, see them get built up in Christ, and become more mature in Him. We are also excited for this summer because we are going to focus on getting out of the Rock, and into the community with some of our students to reach out to others with the gospel, and serve them! Please pray for us this summer! We thank you all for your gifts and your prayers! They are priceless! Thank you for partnering with us so that others can come to know Him! It will last for eternity!

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