BENEFITING: URBAN YOUTH ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL
EVENT DATE: Aug 31, 2016
As a student at John Jay College in the early 90's I was aware of the local Seekers Christian Fellowship chapter, and was friends with it's leadership. I was impressed that as Christian disciples, rather than shying away from the challenges and complications of "The World", they saw it as their calling, to be in the world. In the spirit of true Christian discipleship they knew that only by walking into the dark places, could they bring God's light in to spaces that need it the most.
When a brother from my church, Dr. Akalonu invited me to the Seekers Christian Fellowship 45 year anniversary last year, I was overjoyed to reconnect with a part of my youth. There I ran in to Tara Brown, who was the JJC Chapter President in the 90's and currently runs an Urban Youth Alliance Program. I was moved by the lifelong commitment that Tara, Dr. Akalonu, and so many others had to this organization.
The transformative power of this ministry impacts those like Tara who were it's leaders and people like myself who were on the periphery. Not because the ministry is great or well run (That it is- for sure!), but rather because it is Christ Centered in all ways. From it's retreats, to it's "Jesus Day" celebrations, community service projects or simply ministering peer to peer, Jesus Christ is always called upon first and asked to lead the way.
In a world were young people have fewer and fewer incentives to Seek Christian Fellowship, in a society that minimizes the importance of Christian faith, and exalts the values of a self serving deity of our own imaginations, on campuses were sound Biblical doctrine is ridiculed as fantasy; Seekers Christian Fellowship stand as beacons of God's Love, Grace, and Devotion.
Please join me in supporting this local ministry, wholly devoted to sharing the redemptive power of Jesus - by students for students, on campuses and schools in the NY Metro Area. I'm told a Seeker from an earlier generation would often say; "why go to other nations to be a missionary, when you have the whole world, right here in NYC". With God's grace and your support SEEKERS will be around another 45 years.