About Me

Jonathan has two Beautiful children, his daughter Levi and his son Caleb. Jonathan has been involved in the youth and children's work for over 15 years. Jonathan was the children's and young peoples pastor in Milton Keynes, where he worked with Mark Griffiths, who mentored him and taught him alot about working with children. Jonathan was also the children's pastor at the Abundant Life centre in Bradford, and worked with alot of underprivaleged children. He now the youth and children's worker at Christchurch,Ilkley. He has been there since December 2009,and has a strong passion to reach unchurched families, and to share the love of God within the local community, through schools work and other outreach projects, such as the Big Saturday events.

Monday, 27 September 2010

I love to see young people that passionate about God

This weekend has been awesome, seeing some of the young people of Christchurch getting excited about God, and serving the house of God.
One young guy in our youth group blows me away with his dedication and servant hood.
Giving up his Saturday  to help set up for a youth event, and then staying behind to pack up pa equipment and hoover and put away chairs etc.
Literally putting in hours of hard graft, and he doesn't look for any reward, he does it because he loves to serve.
A young man that is passionate about the place he worships, and loves to give into that so it blesses others.
Sunday night also excited me when one of the young girls, who is not really that confident got up and shared a 5 min devotion in front of the other kids.
You could tell that her love for God and her relationship with him is real and living.
To follow this another one of the young lads got up and shared what he believes God is saying to him about Church and also about his personal walk with Jesus.
As he shared i became more and more moved, as he shared from his heart and brought confirmation to things that i had been praying about on a personal level.
Wow God loves to use those who have a real down to earth faith, that hear and act with no questions.
God loves to use the unlikely, the weak to shame the strong, the poor to shame the rich. 1 Corinthians : 27
The shepherd boy who became a king of a powerful nation and did some amazing things.
 God is on the move his holy spirit is working in the lives of the young people, and i for one am excited about what is about to happen next.

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