BENEFITING: Nashville Youth for Christ
The Nashville Y.F.C. staff has a passion for taking the gospel to those who don’t know Christ. Through our Campus Life (middle/high school program), Juvenile Justice (detention center ministry), City Life (intercity ministry) and Teen Parent (teen moms) programs we work to accomplish our mission of sharing His love and raising up lifelong followers of Jesus. Just on Tuesday August 6th I prayed with three young guys from Cayce homes to receive the Lord among many others!
Since the inception of the Nashville chapter God has done some amazing things through this ministry. Many have come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior and long term disciples are being made. Now in 2013 God continues to open door after door and opportunity after opportunity for us to expand His work, like us getting involved in two more detention centers and five more schools and counting. We believe that this is a result of our prioritizing the gospel. Every place we go we talk about a Savior that came, took our sins upon Himself, and shed His perfect blood so that we could be redeemed for all eternity.
This is why I would like to offer you an opportunity to become a part of the Y.F.C. team. How can you help? We need prayer warriors, volunteers and people that can come alongside us financially. As the ministry expands so does the need for additional staff and volunteers to do the work.
Look at this awesome evidence for giving in God's word:
1 Chronicles 29:9
Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the Lord with a whole heart, and King David also rejoiced greatly.
And you yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone; for even in Thessalonica you send a gift more than once for my needs. Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account.
2 Corinthians 9:7
So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.
There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, and there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered.
…the righteous gives and does not hold back.
He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.
He who gives to the poor will never want, but he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.
But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
And he would answer and say to them, “The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise.”
Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.
Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.
2 Corinthians 8:7, 13-14 — “But just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us—see that you also excel in this grace of giving. ... Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be equality ...”
It won't go unnoticed and He is always to be praised!