i’m really excited about a youth gathering coming up next sunday night. i’m involved a wee bit in it but that’s not why i’m excited about it!

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a few years ago i got together with a couple of friends and we discovered we had a similar heart and passion to see God do a work in the midst of a youth/student/young adult generation in our area. we decided to meet up once every week for the next year to just pray for this. pretty simple really, just taking time to pray, to worship together and to seek God’s face. the cry of our hearts was that God would raise up a bunch of people who mirrored the call of Psalm 24:

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“Who may ascend the hill of the LORD?
Who may stand in his holy place?

He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false.

He will receive blessing from the LORD
and vindication from God his Savior.

Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek your face, O God of Jacob.”

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towards the end of this period, we decided to launch an event called “Mission’s Flame”. The idea was to gather folks together from the local area who had been involved in loads of different things over the summer. teams. trips. outreach projects. camps. on that night we shared stories, prayed together, worshipped together and reminded everyone of the call of God to serve Him in every moment of our lives, and not just the summer!

it was an incredible night where God moved in many ways. folks came to know Jesus for the first time. others were reminded of His greatness. loads of people reaffirmed their commitment to live their lives for the fame of Jesus. i loved it.

loads of water has passed under the bridge as well as another Mission’s Flame event last year and a few other similar minded gatherings and projects. and on the back of the amazing week of Spark 07, Mission’s Flame is happening again on Sunday night. and i can’t wait!

the heart remains exactly the same. to challenge a bunch of young people to be part of a generation seeking God’s face and living for Him through their whole lives. simple really, but why should it be any different??

please pray that God would move once again on this night…but also in the bigger picture that He would cause hundreds of young people to seek His face. and if your free on sunday night please do pop along to wellington street halls in ballymena from 8.15 – 9.45pm.

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