It’s truly a wonderful thing when a student turns to Christ. But in a sense, that’s just the beginning. Young believers desperately need Christian friends around them to disciple them, encourage them and answer difficult questions, like: Do I need to get baptised now? How can I explain my new faith to my parents? What kind of church should I join?
GBU Portugal students are thanking God for the three students who professed faith last month at one of their mission week events. But they know that for these three, follow-up is essential. Follow-up is also key for those who heard but have not yet decided to follow Christ – they still have questions.
Student groups across eight cities in Portugal put on evangelistic events in March and are now following up with the contacts they made. Some student groups are running follow-up Bible study courses (20 are attending one in Coimbra); others are following-up one-to-one with individuals.
Please join us in praying:
- Pray for the three students who professed faith, that they would keep trusting in Jesus and be discipled well.
- Pray for all the students who attended mission week events, especially for those who have started coming along to follow-up groups.
- Pray for a better training structure for students to engage more effectively in evangelism, not just during mission weeks but as a way of life.
Thanks for praying with us!