Our Wednesday nights over the last couple of months at The Edge have focused on the themes of suffering and persecution.
Over this time, we learned that as believers in Christ we will face persecution. As Jesus said in John 15:20:
Remember what I told you: A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.
We also had opportunity to hear testimonies about the persecution our brothers and sisters experience in other parts of the world through videos created by Open Doors USA. Here are two of the videos we watched:
Finally we heard the good news that the story for believers does not end with persecution. Just as Jesus promised us that we would face persecution, he offers us his peace in the midst of our suffering:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
While our youth in Canada is far removed from the sufferings that followers of Jesus experience around the world, we wanted to do our part, to pray for those of you who are persecuted. We also created some artwork to share on our blog to encourage those who are suffering right now with the knowledge that you are not forgotten, that we are thinking of you, and that we are believing God will give you the strength to endure.
Join us for an awesome night at Kitchener Sky Zone to celebrate the end of exams! Make sure to get your money and waiver in to Carey before the deadline so you don’t miss out!
Also, get your parents to fill out Sky Zone’s online waiver here:
We have some amazingly talented young people here at The EDGE. Today we want to feature the creative gifts of one of our own, Katie-Lynn B. Here is a poem she has written to share her story. We hope it encourages you to stay strong, no matter what battles you may be fighting.
Every Scar Has a Story
Every scar has a story
A story that wants to but
doesn’t know how to be
I want my scars to show
Of how I’ve overcome
Of how I made it through
Through all that I was from
I want my scars to whisper
Of the pain that I have faced
Of the suffering from within
The marathon that I have raced
But most of all I want
my scars to share the story.
The story of a girl, who had no hope.
The story of a girl who was fighting a battle,
a battle she has won on her own.
And because of that battle
she has these scars
The scars of a story
that has finally been revealed
The scars of a story
that has been expressed and spoken
A story that will be known because every scar has a story
– Katie-Lynn B.
Calling all Guys and Girls from Grade 6 to the end of Grade 12. Join us at IGC for an AWESOME overnight event. Cost is $15 and a bag of munchies to share. Registration forms will be available starting December 6. See Lynne McCracken or contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. \
Our Macmillan’s fundraising campaign is under way! Join us in selling delicious cookie and muffin batter (and a lot more). For each item you sell, you will knock $3-4 off the cost of your retreat. Did I mention this products are AWESOME and easy to sell? Get a form this Wednesday or Sunday morning and start selling. Orders and money are due on October 4.