Jeremy Slough has joined the Thirteen Three Blog team as one of our writers. He will be blogging to help Australian youth engage with the persecuted church.
13:3 | Jeremy, tell us a little about yourself.
JS: I’m 21 years old, go to uni in Newcastle, live at home with my beautiful parents and brother and sisters, and love the Lord Jesus Christ. I love everything about Him!
Most importantly, I love that when we follow Him we live life how it is supposed to be lived, the way God designed it to be. I mess up all the time, but I love that I can boast in my weakness and about the glory and beauty of the Lord.
13:3 | How have you been impacted by Thirteen Three?
JS: Thirteen Three has impacted me greatly, through hearing stories and reading about the trials and persecution that believers face around the world.
I feel God saying, “This is what radical and true faith looks like.”
In Romans 8, God says that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ, not even persecution. It is something good, so that we can rely fully on God.
13:3 | Why are you passionate about the persecuted church?
JS: I guess I haven’t fully developed my passion for the persecuted church. My parents have been my biggest inspiration, as they (especially Mum) have since I was alive prayed for and learnt about the situations that persecuted brothers and sisters face in many countries.
We Christians in the West have so much to be thankful for, and I just think it’s the worst injustice in the world for us to be born in a country where we can have complete freedom when countless are being persecuted for lifting their hands to the God who saves.