Teenager. Often that word today has so many negative connotations. Tonight I got pulled into the world of teendom as I interviewed a SWAT team member. SWAT, which stands for Students With A Testimony, is a group of high school students from Harvest Christian Fellowship that boldly shares the gospel with the world. The SWAT team will travel to crusade cities on a mission to street witness to the locals.
Dee and her team members visited local parks and other points of interest to talk with the people about Jesus. That might sound scary to some—approaching a stranger to start a conversation about the direction of their life. Dee explains that she was a little timid at first, but with her faith in the Lord and encouragement from her youth leader she was bold in her testimony.
She had personally led several people to Christ this weekend. She was able to talk to two high schoolers about the meaning of true love—that Jesus alone is more than enough. Searching for true love in possessions or popularity will leave you empty in the end. Those two high school girls made commitments to Christ right there on the spot!
My experience with this teenager was both uplifting and convicting. It was a challenge to me and to you all on sharing our faith in boldness and love! Sure it can be scary, but our God goes before us and prepares our way.
So my twentysomething faith just got inspired by this teenager’s faith. And I couldn’t be happier!