Recently our Young Adult Ministry went to Austin for a retreat and outreach weekend. It was a refreshing and fun weekend of worship, teaching and ministering to the community. Check out a few testimonies from our weekend:
- On Saturday, we partnered with Antioch Austin to host a carnival for the neighborhood. One of our Lifegroup leaders, Nicole, connected with a 10-year-old boy when we got to the carnival. The boy mentioned that he wasn’t doing well in school and that his teacher told him he’d be in 4th grade forever and that he’d grow up to be no good. Nicole encouraged him and taught him to hear God’s voice. He heard God say, “I love you, son.” The boy’s friend was nearby and someone was sharing the Gospel with him, but he was unsure if he wanted to pray to follow Jesus. Then Ariel, the boy who had just learned to hear God’s voice, turned and encouraged the other boy to trust Jesus. He then prayed to receive Jesus!
- Kristyn was our amazing details person, and helped us organize the whole weekend. By her own admission, she just wanted to get things done and hadn’t really thought about how God wanted to use her. Kristyn also shared with us that street evangelism was really challenging for her and she didn’t want to do it. After going with Darius, who is passionate about evangelism, they were able to reach out to people and have some amazing conversations. The next night, Kristyn decided to go on the late night 6th street outreach. She said she had never seen a healing before, but she had faith for it. That night she prayed for three people who got healed of pain in their bodies!
- There were several people on our trip who were very new Waco and the Young Adult Ministry as well. Across the board God took a group of people and put us in a family. God reconciled people back to the Church and to His people, and did a huge work of unity.
My big takeaway was that anytime we give space to get more of God and more of His people, it works, He shows up and changes us!
By Chase Moore – Young Adult Associate Pastor