Tag: apostolic youth corps
Salama! (Hello!) This past summer I had the privilege to attend an Apostolic Youth Corps trip to Madagascar. We were able to minister alongside missionaries Chris and Sister Paula Richardson. Under the leadership of our chaperones, the Enseys, the Huizars, and Sister Clayton, we witnessed 215 people receive the Holy Ghost, twenty-three healed including two sets of blinded eyes opened and twenty people baptized in saving name of Jesus Christ.
This trip affected me in a way that can’t necessarily be put into words. My bishop used to have a saying, “Change is not a bad thing.” However, this saying always seemed to be followed by a disappointing change. This trip made me realize that change truly is a beautiful thing. If you’re thinking about going on an AYC trip, there are a few things to consider.
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My heart is flooded with joy and my eyes with tears as I write this brief account of my AYC trip to Spain and Portugal. Though I don’t believe I could adequately put into words how deeply each individual on our trip was touched, I hope to bring you a brief glimpse into Apostolic Youth Corps.
It’s July 19th and I’m walking off of my plane in Nashville, TN. Currently residing in Murfreesboro, TN, the drive home only takes 45 minutes. But it’s not the drive home that I’m excited about, but rather sharing my week-long experience in Washington, D.C. with some of the coolest people on God’s planet. This is my account of AYC D.C. 2010.
It started off when I was 16 years old with a burden God gave me to see souls won. Throughout the years God has opened many doors for me to grow in ministry; through witnessing, teaching Bible studies, and traveling and preaching, God has taken me places in my 6 years of ministry that many ministers never get to go. It was a Sunday in September, and my pastor’s wife came up to me and mentioned that she had been … Read More »
Madagascar is one of God’s best-kept secrets. I was overwhelmed by its beauty, its colorful culture and people, and by its church’s passion for Jesus Christ. I arrived not really knowing what to expect, only that God would do a mighty work in our lives while visiting and ministering in Madagascar. Missionary Chris Richardson and his wife Paula and their children were so kind and welcoming to me. They made me feel like, not only a part of the ministry they were doing, but also a part of their own family. Brother Richardson gave me the freedom to minister however the Lord was leading me. I was very honored to preach a message during the National Youth Conference. On several occasions I was asked to testify and lead praise and worship songs. I felt like it was a good balance … Read More »
The Bible software program I use most frequently has nine different versions of the Scripture, including the King James. A Web site I use has an additional twenty versions. It’s interesting that if you search for Mark 16:15 in all of them, regardless of the modified phrasing, the one word common to all of them is the inescapable “go.” It is the same for Matthew 28:19. That two-letter word is ever present.
It is among the last words of Jesus to his disciples recorded by Matthew and Mark, and we cannot overlook the very specific instruction. “Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations” (Matthew 28:19) or “Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). Whichever you choose, the meaning is clear. We have been given a mandate … Read More »