While helping out the Kids Ministry of our Every Nation Church in Guangzhou, China, I stayed with a couple from the church who had three children, one of them a 15 year old girl. We'll call her Ruthie.
Even though I wasn't there as a campus missionary, as a follower of Jesus, I believe that every opportunity to lead someone to a relationship with Him should not be taken for granted. In this case, Ruthie and I went through One2One, a guide to personal discipleship that we use in Every Nation. Talking about the Bible helped her be strengthened in her faith and be prepared to share it to others.
DECEMBER 2015 - JULY 2016
After we finished with One2One, Ruthie shared her burden for her neighbors and friends who are atheists and who feel like they have no purpose in life.
We prayed before I went home to the Philippines and for months, we would pray over the Internet for opportunities for her to share the Gospel. She was so on fire for God, she would even do One2One online with her Chinese friends in other cities.
God is faithful! Today, even in the midst of persecution from authorities, Ruthie's small group has 14 teenagers, 10 of them former atheists who were looking for meaning in their lives. They found that in Jesus Christ.
I'm so excited to see them grow in their faith and spread the gospel in their city and in their nation. We never will know what God can do through them. In fact, they have already registered to our Every Nation Campus Conference this August 2017 here in Metro Manila.
As an Every Nation partner, you play a big part in reaching the nations as we disciple one teenager at a time. Thank you for your obedience and commitment!
In August 2017, we will have our Every Nation Campus Conference for Asia and Oceania called Unashamed 2017. This is an opportunity for us to cast the vision to every student in every nation in this region to boldly share the gospel to their campuses. Unashamed 2017 is happening all over the world at different schedules. Currently, we have 5,500 registered delegates from 16 nations in Asia and Oceania. Please pray for provision for the students, especially those traveling from outside Metro Manila and also for their hearts to be prepared for God's message for them.