Mark 1:35 says that "very early, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went to a solitary place to pray". On Sunday morning January 4th, the Youth Coordinators followed in their Savior's steps. As the Nassau sun began to stroke the morning sky, the heads of the various arms of the youth department gathered on The Harold Pond boardwalk to spend quiet time with Jesus in preparation for the year of service. Those present were Pastor Larry Green, Youth Director; Felecia Datus, Communications leader; Nicole Hepburn, Special Events Coordinator; Patrick Wilson and Alexandria Scott Pathfinder Director and Assistant; Daran Clarke, Social Director; Torri Knowles, Evangelism Coordinator, and Kevon Spence, AY Leader. The worship was blessed by the soothing sounds of nature as the young people pleaded with God to empty them of self and fill them with His Spirit.
Prayer circles were formed as the coordinators voiced prayers of intercession on behalf of each other. Felecia Datus gave a charge from Matthew 2, reminding the small of group of worshippers that in order for the Spirit to produce the image of Christ in their lives, they had to, like Mary, return to the place where kings are born...a spiritual Judah. The message also reminded them that even though Christ is produced in their lives, they will be lead to "Egypt" where trials will be encountered but God always protects and keeps his own. The prayer service on the pond ended with breakfast and a meeting to discuss the logistics of upcoming events. Continue to lift up the leaders in your prayers.