Namibia19 Updates & Prayer – Sunday 8/4

August 4, 2019

And when I look closely,
I suddenly see
That I am Barabbas,
Once guilty, now free.

These were the closing lines of today’s Agape Youth Worship Service message. Our preacher, Brian Hoza, helped us all behold the scandalous grace of God in Jesus Christ, who died for “Barabbases” like us — notorious sinners deserving death but receiving love and mercy. 

What a great day we had worshiping Jesus with 100 or so young people. Following the worship gathering, they were led through a series of seriously fun games, and we had a chance to reconnect with many of them. It’s so good to see the fruit of the Spirit’s work in their lives, maturing and transforming many them. We also got to meet lots of new young friends, many of whom will be at this coming weekend’s Agape Youth Bible Camp.

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All 17 members of the Agape Youth Worship Team, along with the N19 Team

Later we enjoyed dinner at Pastor Kim’s house. He and his family have been serving in Namibia for 7 years. One goal of this annual trip is to minister to the Kims, Parks, Hongs, and Jen Chon — faithful servants who are pouring out their lives for these young people. Please pray that our team would be an encouragement to them, even as we partner with them, pray with them, and seek to support their efforts here on the ground.

We’re winding down this Sunday evening at Steve and Seoyeon Hong’s apartment and Jen Chon’s apartment in preparation for a full day tomorrow. In the morning, God willing, we’ll get together with many of the Agape Youth for one-on-one discipleship meetings, small group sessions, and other activities.

Alyssa Leone, our 11th team member, is scheduled to arrive tomorrow evening, and Becca McAteer (member 12) is scheduled to arrive just before the weekend.

Prayer Requests

  • Would you please ask our Father for continued team unity rooted in humility and love for Christ and one another?
  • Would you ask the Lord to give Alyssa and Becca safe trips to Namibia?
  • Can you ask our Father to guide our steps and establish our plans for this week? We have such high hopes for the Lord to work in the lives of the Agape Youth, but he is able to do exceedingly more than we could ever ask or imagine.
  • Lastly, we would ask you to pray for one particular family: A 17-year-old boy who was hoping to attend the camp this year was fatally stabbed early this morning. Two of his cousins are faithful members of the Agape Youth Worship Team. They, along with the rest of his family, are grieving this tragic loss. Would you please pray for this family? 

New Hope, tomorrow is not promised us. Thank you for pleading with the Lord to rescue, heal, and transform many, many more of these precious young men and women.

 

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One Response to “Namibia19 Updates & Prayer – Sunday 8/4”

  1. alexleesenior Says:

    What a great joy to read this email and also great sorrow to hear about the young boy. Thank you N19 team for your faithfulness. We are standing right beside you in prayer. Anxiously await your next post.


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