Off to a Good Start
I recently had a very cool phone conversation with a guy named Josh Weidmann. Josh is 17 and a senior at Arapahoe High School, which is near Denver, Colorado. To say he's excited about his faith is definitely an understatement. As I talked with him over the phone, I could almost "hear" him smiling. With excitement in his voice, Josh told me all about "Revival Generation," the student-led ministry he heads up.
So what's Revival Generation all about?
"We started out a couple of years ago with the dream of seeing prayer groups formed in every high school across the country," Josh says. "We've expanded that vision to many middle schools because they wanted to get involved, too."
Right now there are more than 100 prayer groups connected with Revival Generation in schools around the Denver area. As for groups outside the Denver area, Josh doesn't have a figure just yet. But the Revival Generation leadership team has had thousands of requests from across the country for its step-by-step booklet, How to Start a Prayer Ministry on Your Campus.
And the reason for all this prayer?
"There are so many teens crying out for God." Josh says. "We need to answer the cry by telling them how to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. And our outreach must begin with prayer."
Josh feels that See You at the Pole, which takes place on September 15, is a great way to kick off a year of prayer. "This year's event can have a huge impact," he says. "And just think if students all across the country kept it going once a week, all year long! That's what we need to do. Start praying and keep praying. That would be awesome!"
We agree, Josh. That would be awesome.
Chris and your friends @ Campus Life
P.S. If you'd like a free copy of How to Start a Prayer Ministry on Your Campus, write: Revival Generation, P.O. Box 3737, Littleton, CO 80161-3737. Include your name and address with your request. You can also download the booklet at www.revivalgen.org.
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