Read:John 17:15-18My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.
It is Saturday night at Net Fellowship, a church comprised of young Hope Unlimited graduates and their families. A mother and father listen intently; a 4-year-old balanced on her lap and an open Bible on his. A few minutes later, three younger graduates lead worship. Then the pastor introduces a former drug addict who was led by a few of the church members to receive Christ. He is welcomed with loud applause and “Hallelujahs.”
These now grown children were street kids, abused by their familes and exploited in horrific ways. Transformed, they have broken cycles of poverty and hopelessness for themselves and their future generations. They are agents of God’s love in the world.
Pray:Father, for these young people who have experienced your grace through the ministry of Hope Unlimited, we give thanks today. We pray for the lives they will touch, and that their church will continue to make a difference in their community.