This is a letter from a young man who is my son in Christ. He is 16 years old and has just being elected as the president of his school’s Christian fellowship. He is the youngest real pastor I know. I told him that if he needs prayer, help or counsel he should write me. This is one of his letters. Please pray for him as he learns to do ministry among the students there. Please also pray for Sister Ayo who is his convert. I rejoice with what God does with the next generation! Jesus is indeed ‘the everlasting pride and the joy to all generations’ (Is 60:15).
This is his letter:
Good evening Malia,
God has been doing great things here. I feel He has a plan for this school. Today I talked with one of my classmates who told me her friend was a lesbian. She really wanted to help her friend, but didn’t know how to do so. As we talked I asked her a simple question, ‘are you born again’. Although she hesitated, she eventually said ‘no’…I then explained to her what it really means to be saved.
We talked about her life for a while and she admitted to having a whole in her life that couldn’t be filled. She told me that she didn’t want to become a Christian because she was scared she would have to stop all the ‘fun ‘ things she was doing. But the Lord opened a door, and although she was really scared of what would happen next, she gave her life to Jesus, there in our class room.
I was really blessed by what happened and I thank God for what He did. However, I know that this is not the end but the beginning for her. Please, I want you to pray for her. Her name is Ayo (not her real name) and she is 16years old, lost her father at 3 and is almost always alone at home. Her mom is always traveling. From what she told me she seems to be in a lot of trouble with sin. I thank God because I know he will complete the work in her life.
Your son in Christ
“I am confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Phil 1:6)