Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Light in the Darkness

ἄρτιος - artios
fitted; complete, perfect;
having special aptitude for given uses

This weekend will be the 3rd Artios, a two day training to help youth leaders and their ministry teams grow in their personal ministry as well as equip them to serve more effectively in their youth group. This spring's theme, led by Daniel and Iwona Eifling is "A Light in the Darkness" and will provide practical ways for students to be a light in their home, their school, their city.

2Timothy 3:17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Piotr (Peter) a  long time friend who has faithfully served the Lord now co-leading this ministry in NW Poland in addition to working full time and volunteering at his church. For years we've wanted to equip young leaders in western and northern Poland and Piotr is making this possible.

To enjoy a short video of last month's training click on the following link and scroll to the middle. Artios  (The blog is in Polish, but the video is with music - enjoy!).

"When we talked about being a light in the darkness at school, I realized that I'm simple used to living in the darkness. I think to myself 'These people live this way and it's normal for them to be that way', so I just accepted that they are that way. But I came to realize at Artios that I need to shine for Christ in my relationships."
A student who attended Artios last month in a different city in Poland.

Greg and Kelsey will be joining them this weekend. Greg is teaching on being a light in your school, reflecting on his time in High School as a new believer.

Please pray:
  • Travel one way - 12 hours driving, plus picking up others, short stops
  • Receptive hearts for the 5-6 youth groups attending and hearing the challenge of being a light in their community
  • Those speaking on being a light: Iwona (in your family), Greg (in your school), Daniel (in your community as youth groups; and Piotr on what it is to live in darkness.
Ephesians 5:8-10 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth), and find out what pleases the Lord.

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