Youth is key to saving our churches

Published 12:08 am Thursday, September 5, 2013

On Thursday and Friday of Aug. 16 and 17, I went to the Back to School Youth Program at New Hope The Vision Center.

It was a move of God in that church like I never experienced before.

A 16-year-old girl named Jekalyn Carr preached to a pack church of young kids and adults.

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The anointed of God’s work inside young Jekalyn, and the power of God poured into those young kids.

During the altar prayer, the whole church was speaking in tongues.

It was the sweetest sound I’ve ever heard. All of the kids were crying out to God to be saved, and they accepted Jesus Christ as their lord and savior.

This is what the church should be about.

In this day and time, you’ve got to think outside the box — meaning doing the types of events that will get our kids into church.

The church must be flexible.

Our young people are the ones who will carry the church on.

We must listen to the young people and try doing the kinds of event like what New Hope The Vision Center did.

There is nothing un-spiritual in change or trying new things.

The only way we are going to keep our kids out of jail and prison is by helping them get their heart on Jesus.

Parents, I encourage you to get your kids to church.

The church has the power to change things, and the church is the only hope that our kids have.

Without a youth department, there is no future church.

New Hope The Vision Center youth program is an example of the kind of event that young people like. And that service got a lot of kids saved and on the right track.

I personally applauded Bishop Stanley Searcy and his ministry team for an awesome job well done.

Let us all get on board and make change to save our young youth people — God bless you.


Clarence Anderson

Natchez resident