Stardate November 2010
I am writing to you to tell you of a new calling on my life and how you can be involved in what
God is doing with me.
For the last 9 years I have lived in the theatre world, through training, amateur theatre, and
the last 4 years in professional theatre. This has been going well, but God has other plans.
From September I have been working for St Barnabas Church in Finchley as a trainee youth
pastor, studying youth work and theology as well as having very good hands on experience
in youth ministry. This is a blessing to be doing this at such a gospel filled church, where
even in the first few months of attending, I felt a part of the community. A real passion has
been welling up inside of me to bring the gospel to young people and I believe this position
has been an answer to prayer in giving me the training and mission I have been looking for.
In the 5 weeks I have been working with the young people, God has really been moving
amongst them, and I believe that not only are the youth tomorrows church, they are also
today’s church. They play a big part in building the church, and God can speak to a young
person just as clearly as He can speak to an adult. I didn’t know the Lord when I was
younger, and if I had given Jesus that same attention back then as I am now, life would have
been a lot simpler. It is important that God is a part of young peoples lives, it can transform
communities and families. I believe there is a lot we can learn from young people as well as
helping them grow in their faith. The role I hope to have in these young peoples lives is to be
a role model, and to offer friendship and a spiritual guide.
You can find out a lot more about the church I will be working for and what work the church
does at the church’s webiste, www.stbarnabas.co.uk
Prayer and Support
You can be a part of this too. During my time on this course, I would be grateful of all prayers. I have come up with some prayer points also, which I will be praying into.
-for protection during the more dangerous areas of the community
-for courage and support when things get tough
-for God to provide in all ways
-for personal spiritual growth
-for God-like wisdom in my studies
-for the youth of the world, that they will know and love Jesus how we do
-for my current friendships to stay alive and time to give to them
During the next 2 years, I will be living in faith of Gods provisions. He has already provided for me in such a magnificent way. If you would like to help further, please contact me, and I would love to talk to you further. But more than anything, I will value your prayers.
Until next time...