Thirteen Three had our first Unashamed event of 2012 on Friday 17 February at Mittagong Anglican Church. It was a privilege to partner with Southern Highlands Youth Merge to see youth connect with persecuted Christians and be challenged in their faith.
We were really encouraged by the response on the night. 130 youth came along, and with their help, we raised $953.25 to send 595 Bibles to Colombia. Praise God!
Thank you to everyone who supported this project!
Through our Unashamed events this year, we are hoping to send 10,000 Bibles to Colombia to support Russell Stendal’s ministry partnership with Voice of the Martyrs. It’s only $1.60 to send one Bible! Imagine the massive impact just one Bible can make for the Gospel in this war-torn nation.
I shared my firsthand experiences meeting persecuted Christians in Colombia and a challenge from God’s Word for us to step out of our comfort zones to share the Gospel in our local communities.
God does not call us to be comfortable. He does not call us to be safe. He calls us to be unashamed of the Gospel.
Lots of youth got involved with our photobooth, responding to what they had heard by sending a message to Christians in Colombia. Take a look at the photos from the event on facebook.
Here’s what people are saying about the event:
It was fantastic! Thank you so much Thirteen Three for such an inspiring and challenging night. Jono Mills
Thank you so much for the Unashamed event on Friday night. It was fantastic to see so many getting involved with something greater than themselves. Pru Hayward
Dropping Bibles and solar-powered radios by parachute in Colombia… Genius! How encouraging was it to hear about those who, by foot, travel through the jungle risking their life so that guerrilla fighters can hear the Gospel. They offer them a more powerful weapon in bringing freedom – God’s Word. We Are The Outpost
There are so many people to thank for helping to pull this event off.
Thank you to all the volunteers who came early and stayed late to set up and pack up. We couldn’t have done this event without you!
Thank you to We Are The Outpost who led us in worship on the night. We love your passion for our persecuted family and we’re so thankful to partner with you guys!
Thank you to Southern Highlands Youth Merge for hosting us and the fantastic work you guys are doing uniting youth groups for the sake of the Gospel.
Thank you to everyone who attended the event and gave generously to help us send 595 Bibles to Colombia!
And thanks to God for blessing this event and working in people’s lives to challenge them in their faith and raise up a generation who are committed to being BOUND WITH THEM.
Thirteen Three is partnering with youth groups around Australia to put on a series of Unashamed events in 2012. Click here to find out more information about Unashamed, including locations and dates.