We received this copy of an email from a friend on the north island of New Zealand. His granddaughter sent him this email in 2013 when she was 15. We wanted to share the happenings she helped inspire in her school! God is awesome!
So crazy things have been happening in my school since my last email.
This school term started last week on a Tuesday, which meant "Jesus at School" group was on the first day. About 7 people showed up and I introduced something new. I made a 'prayer request box'. Many requests went in that day and we prayed over them together. Me and my friend explained how prayer is so powerful and I used Jas as an example - how she use to be a wild child yet nan and pop never gave up on praying to God about her. I shared about how she now loves God and her life was forever changed only few years ago due to nan and pop never giving up on prayer. Anyway, during the week me and my friend would pray and believe for these requests to be in God's hands. We have this box in every week.
My friend and I decided we want to fast every Monday for a "Jesus at School" group. So yesterday we fasted from when we woke up till we got home from school. During recess we handed out invitation cards to Jas' group and at lunch we prayed for our school and the for the prayer requests. Also my Muslim friend prayed for her English to get better! She didn't really know why we were fasting and drinking water. She said you're not allowed to do that during
Ramadan! We explained to her that it's about leaving the distractions and instead of feeding yourself with food we are fed with the spirit of God by praying, reading the Bible and trusting in God.
WELL, today was the second Jas' group of the new term. And woah, can I tell you I am excited to write this paragraph! Ok so as soon as I walked in the room today and set up everything, a guy that put a request in about his physically and emotionally unwell dad said to me, "My dad is now HEALED, so thank you so much"!! I told him the requests were in Gods hands and the glory is to His name!
NOW: today around 30 people showed up!! I was speaking on the 'Broken being Chosen'. As I did the alter call I said, "If you are broken right now or feel life is so dark and you think there is no hope and you want to live for God who gives you a HOPE and LOVES you endlessly and you want to be forgiven, put your hand up". To my amazement 20 HANDS WERE RAISED! 1 of
those hands was my Muslim friend!! They repeated the prayer after me and I told them what this prayer and decision meant and they were over the moon! Me and my Muslim friend prayed together again because she wanted to. She wanted me to pray that she could live like Jesus Christ. How he was forgiving yet didn't need to forgive. Loving yet was unloved etc. She said she wants to pray with me everyday about this.
It's so crazy how this group has worked out. To my amazement the people that show up open my eyes. Like from the beginning this girl has come. She is pretty much a bully. I can see the insecurities in her life though. She says that this group makes her so happy. I think that her attendance reminds her of the LOVE Jesus had towards those who were cruel to him! She is one of the many who raised her hand today. Also the guy who wrote the request about his dad. Many people don't like him because he is also a bully. He has come since the start and he is also one out of the many who raised his hand today.
I'm really in awe of what God is doing in my school. One thing I am proud of is that, although it took a lot of effort to start this group - look at what Jesus is reaping now. This is the least I could for him because he never gave up on me.
I can't encourage people enough to gather to share the gospel and their testimonies because this is how salvation starts. I really believe that from trusting in God that history won't repeat itself; that the generations to come will rise up and praise God. That people won't be fending for themselves but have compassion and love towards one another And really this starts with one person.
Much love, K*
Daughter of the most high KING.
*Name not listed to protect privacy