Hull Youth For Christ
Prayer Requests

March 2019

Hull Youth for Christ works in the Boulevard area of West Hull with links to other ministries across the city. Please support our work through prayer to see changes in the lives of young people and their families who face many challenging circumstances.

Please pray for:

The opportunities over Lent to encourage and challenge people to pursue a deeper relationship with God, particularly at our Tuesday Meal.

The Breakfast Club trip to Canon Hall Farm Park, near Barnsley on the 23rd.

The small group of mums meeting on a Tuesday morning, who are opening the Bible for the first time.

Pray for the first workshop of the Free Flow project headed up by Steph Darnes (SEARCH) taking place on Tuesday 26th March. Pray that it will be a safe and open place where women from our community can find solutions to the very real problem of period poverty.

Us as we begin to search for a new Administrator to replace Sue, who is retiring in May.

Please give thanks for:

The Camp Young Leaders Weekend. It was a really valuable time of encouraging faith, building some leadership skills and giving the young people the time to share their ideas on how to improve camp.

The young people in their twenties, who once regularly attended our activities, who have recently been sharing how they have been reconnecting with God (near and far from Hull).

Stuart and Ellie moving into the community and the strong possibility of another family coming in the summer. It is exciting to have more people around keen to join in with what we are doing here.

Prayer Focus

Each month we will endeavour to share a bit more detail about a young person or adult that we are supporting and ask you to pray for them as much as possible throughout the month. Names are changed to maintain confidentiality.

Garry is an example of how easy it is for a young person from a deeply damaged and hard family background to first struggle at school and then increasingly get mixed up with drugs and crime. Aged twenty, he has just finished a two year sentence in prison after being jailed for a violent crime. But Garry is also a reminder of how Christ never disowns us and will walk with us wherever we go. Garry has been a well-loved part of our activities since he was very young. We have had the privilege of sharing Jesus with him since his earliest days at school and we were very thankful to hear that this has continued to happen through the Prison Chaplains throughout his jail term. We are greatly encouraged to see signs of a young man who has returned, seemingly deeply regretful about his past behaviour and having learnt some important lesson, keen to try again and live differently. But he, like us, is nervous of this time after release; adapting to life outside, struggling to find work, back in the mix of family chaos and with old friends keen to get back in touch. Please pray against the pitfalls and pressures that can overcome right intentions and drag someone back into re-offending. Pray for the faith stirring in Garry that it will be the key to him realising his plans and please pray for the team as we support him.

Thank you so much for your prayer support, it is such an encouragement to us and so vital for the work that we do here.

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