Monday, 20 February 2012

From Nomad to Snowmad

So after a week in Crawley came to an end the widespread snow hit the UK but was not going to stop the Nomad team from sharing the Gospel with young people.

As a team we serve God and young people and 2 weeks ago we even served members of the public on the A23 while digging and pushing them out of the snow!

Last week we worked with Croydon YFC and young people in London. We also spent time with young people in Chislehurst.
We ran a tournament on the weekend outside a baptist church, where we had a few young people attend which was cool (freezing -9!!).

On the Friday we had a big youth event that we were asked to be a part of called Warehouse, which was in the New Life Christian Centre in Croydon. The line up included local talent from the church who sung and danced, also we had christian rapper 'Husky' who preformed. We had a cage football tournament with the young people where the final took place after Husky had performed. These 2 weeks were character building for us as a team, impacting the lives of 100s young people.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Onwards and Upwards......

We are coming to the end of our time in Crawley and heading towards our time in Croydon, as this time draws to a close we have been reflecting on things and how to improve the team and be the best we can be, for both God and the Young people.

This has been beneficial to all three members of Nomad, looking at the roles we can adopt to serve each other as a team and individuals.

In the Bible the words Servant or Serve are mentioned 698 times, and the words Servants or Service are mentioned 608 times in the Bible. This implies that much of Christian life is about serving whether that is in a host home, church, youth club, or in school. It means serving your teachers and friends, your work and your work colleagues. In the small things as well as the big things.

In the Bible it says,
‘Ephesians 6:17 - Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people’
‘Colossians 3:24 - Since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving’
‘Romans 12:11 - Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.’

These 3 verses are just a few that state this simple point about serving God and not people. When you serve people do it as if you are serving God and the opinions of people and how they react to you serving them doesn’t matter as it is God you are serving not man!

'Sammy B'