Mangling the Needle, Part Two
Wednesday, July 23
Yesterday, I wrote about the lessons students on project were learning as they worked with students from one of the most prestigious secular private high schools in Mexico.
Here are 3 more comments from students writing about their week. I will include 3 more tomorrow.
Hannah Kelsay (15) from East Asia
This week our main focus has been to have an opportunity to tell the high school students we were working with about Christ and also to allow them to see how we are different because of the way God has changed our lives. For me, I had never really thought of the fact that my life could be a living testimony to others, that the way God has changed me is visible to others. I didn't realize this until my partner said that there was something different about me and our whole team too. "You really seem to care. You're not like everyone else. You're a really good friend," she said. Through this I've been able to see that God can use me to shine for Him even in the seemingly small ways. Even when it may not feel like I'm doing much of anything, there are still people watching. We can be an example in our daily lives. We are His witnesses.
Susanna Wicker (14) from Zimbabwe/Lesotho
This week has been really awesome. I got to share the gospel with one girl. She was really interested, which was great. When I was sharing the 4 Laws with her we looked up a verse in my bible. It was really cool because she was so amazed with my bible because it was a teen one that you can understand. So I have decided to give her my bible because it means a lot to me. I hope it really impacts her life.
Masha Birdsall (17) from Ukraine
At the beginning of this week I was not too nervous about doing ministry with the students. In my mind I pictured my "buddy" to be desperately searching for God and to pounce on the first hint of my relationship with Christ. When I finally met her however, I realized I was dreadfully mistaken. She said that she did not need God and that anything religious just seemed weird to her. At first I was really discouraged, but then God started to work in my heart. He taught me endurance -- to keep sharing my heart with her even when she showed no interest at all. I learned that I just need to leave everything up to God and to trust Him with every conversation I have with her. Ministry is not about us, but about God.