Day 10: LIFE Lessons

Every Friday at Kerith we hold a youth meeting called ‘LIFE’. I think maybe I’ve missed (at most) 10 LIFE events since it started in September 2009. I love it. With my good friend Liam Parker at the helm, we’ve seen some incredible things over the years. For a while, LIFE has been the place to be for young people in and around the Bracknell area but recently, things have been a bit different. I don’t think I’d be offending anyone to say that things have almost felt a little lackluster in the last few weeks. But then there was last night.

Last night reminded me why I’m passionate about our young people at Kerith. Every facet of the evening from the buzz about the place to the rave; the message to our youth band leading worship at the end was astounding. God was with us in a phenomenal way. Here is a tweet from Liam at the end of evening:

14 People were saved, 6 were healed, some gave up smoking while others received mentoring. Worship was off the charts and family was built.”

That’s what it’s all about. It felt like God was moving in a way that we haven’t seen for a while at LIFE – it was simply brilliant. A stunning reminder of what happens when every person involved with the running of the meeting has given everything over to God and His hand is firmly upon it. It was a privilege to be a part of such an incredible youth group. I’m very much looking forward to more of the same. Bring on next Friday!


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