Being a youth minister’s wife is an exciting adventure. There is nothing like seeing students grow in their walk with Christ. We spent this week in Mobile, AL with MFUGE learning all about the mission and living it out. I love how God speaks through students and camp staffers!
Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Jesus laid out the mission for the disciples in this passage. Not only that, but He reminded them of the power they will receive through the Holy Spirit. Anyone who professes Christ as Savior and Lord have been given this mission. This week we talked about being a witness. Webster’s dictionary defines witness as one who attests to a fact or event. Simply put, we are should be ready to give a testimony about what God has done in our lives. The beautiful thing is that we all have something to share. We all have a story about how once we were lost and without hope and now we have a hope and a future. Tell your story.
Is My Mission
Acts 1:8 tells us that we are called to be witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea, Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Does that literally mean all those who profess Christ need to go to those specific places? Of course not. The mission that Jesus is calling us to includes our hometown (Jerusalem) AND the ends of the earth. He didn’t tell the disciples Judea OR Samaria. He told them, and now us, to be witnesses to Jerusalem (our hometown), Judea (our state), Samaria (our country), and the ends of the earth. The call is not optional because we owe the world hope. Whether we are delivering food backpacks to students in our community or giving to missions in East Asia, we are called to be a witness.
MFuge is designed to give middle school and high school students a mission experience that opens their eyes to the opportunities around them to share the gospel. We had worship experiences, Bible studies, and chances to serve on different mission sites in Mobile, AL. This week I met and served alongside some amazing people.
The mission leaders
The first person I want to brag on is my mission site leader, Caity. FUGE hires college students to lead mission sites in the host city for camp. A college student could be doing many other things during the summer. Caity shared her heart with complete strangers for the glory of God. She made an impact on some students in our group that I believe will make a difference for the kingdom. Caity thank you for being authentic and not holding anything back this week!
The next people I would like to brag on are the worship leader for the week, Austin and the emcee, Sara Beth. It was week three of camp for all these guys. Could you do three weeks of the same Bible study and activities and keep it fresh? Austin led us to the throne during our worship time each day. I love to see a worship leader who cares more about seeing people come to Christ than being cool to students. Another person that spent a good bit of time in front of the students was our emcee for the week, Sara Beth. I was grateful for an emcee who could get the students pumped up for the day, but could also get serious and share her heart for the mission.
Our camp staff was amazing! Jalen you really are a rockstar. I feel blessed that I got to spend the week with such a great group. Because of great leadership, I have blown away by the stories our students told this week. These college students gave their summer to point our students to Christ and I will be praying for them as they continue the mission.
How are you continuing the mission of Acts 1:8?