Peter Bowers 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 | Peter, tell us a little about yourself.
PB: I’m 19, just completed high school at Balgowlah Boys, and will be going to Sydney Uni next year.
I enjoy rugby, music, books, surf, writing, good food and serving my Lord and God.
At the moment I am on a gap year, working in hospitality and construction.
13:3 | How have you been impacted by Thirteen Three?
PB: I go to church at St Marks, Freshwater. A few years ago Brad Konemann came to speak about Thirteen Three at our youth group Lights.
I have always been interested in the endurance of our persecuted brothers and sisters and I have always wanted to support them. However, Brad said something that surprised me.
He argued we need the persecuted church more than it needs us. The more I thought about this, the more it made sense to me – have a look at my first blog to see why.
13:3 | Why are you passionate about the persecuted church?
PB: I care about the persecuted church for two reasons.
First, as a Christian I try to live for God in every way. So I am challenged by Hebrews 13:3 to remember my persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ, and to support them with prayer and care.
Second, we need the persecuted church more than it needs us. Again, have a look at my next blog to see why.