Sunday, September 14, 2008


Today, my church, along with over 35 other area churches, hosted a back to school event for the area middle and high school students. The event was called ONE. What does that mean? To us it meant:

  • ONE Community
  • ONE Event
  • ONE Prayer
  • ONE Heart
  • ONE God

Though Raleigh is not really a big city like Chicago or New York, we are still experiencing some of the big city ills, including gang activity. This event was a means for us to let our kids know that they can make a difference. We wanted to assure them that they can take back their schools from Satan. They are empowered by the One who has the power. Our God is awesome and He can and will do a mighty work through our young people. We just need them to step out in faith and LEAD!

Watching almost 2000 students from all over the Triangle come together and pray and worship was just beyond words. it brought tears to my eyes. Seeing them gather in groups by their respective schools and lift up their prayers to the One who can and will answer was the most incredible thing to witness and participate in. These young people called on God's power to heal and change their schools. What a privilege to see so much passion from those so young (compared to me).

What was even more phenomenal was that the event was held at a public high school. Yes, a Christian event at a public high school! How awesome is that!

I cannot wait to see God start changing our young people and our schools as a result of their prayers and commitments to action. It just gives me goosebumps. I could almost hear Him say, "Be still and know that I am God!" We know you are LORD and we anticipate Your power. Praise You!

To read media coverage of the event and watch a short video clip, visit our local news station. If you watch the video and see our "security people" wearing shirts that say M.A.F.I.A. that stands for Mothers and Fathers In Action. I need to get me one of those shorts!

I encourage you to pray for your schools and the students. There is power in prayer and we need to take hold and use it to save this generation!


Leebird said...

As a mom of a high schooler and a junior higher, AND as junior high teacher, I say a resounding AMEN to the challenge to pray for our kids and our schools! Satan has such a stronghold in the lives of our young people. But, God is bigger!

Amy said...

What an awesome event!

And I love the M.A.F.I.A.

God is definitely up to something BIG, amen?

God Bless,

Joyful said...

What an exciting event!! There is power in prayer. May this event be the start of a wonderful revival and may others see Christ and desire to follow Him.


Runner Mom said...

Hey, girlfriend! Wow! Over 2000 kids--God is so big and powerful! Love it! When you find out about those Mafia t-shirts, let me know!!
Love you!

Beachy Mimi said...

What a marvelous ministry! I love the M.A.F.I.A.

Pamela (MrsJoeB) said...

What a great event. WOW! Keep serving!!

In His Graces~Pamela