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Catalyst 2.0 Prayer Guide : Be Intentional by Abby Bland

Be Intentional 

by Abby Bland


1 Timothy 4:12:  Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.  

Brent's backyard was the place. Horseshoes was the game. The sun was low; the air was cool, and the sky soft pastels. Mosquitos zipped away from slapping hands and horseshoes alternated between thudding in the grass (mine) or clanging around the pole (Brent's). There was laughter and conversation and fun. It was nothing short of beautiful. It was nothing short of community.   

We were in Bridger, South Dakota, a place I have been many times. In the last couple of years, with the SEND initiative, I have been able to travel with many students and friends who had not been before. It is a very unique, and somewhat precious, experience to share a place that has been so formational to me and remains so near and dear to my heart.   

It has been of particular interest to me to see the student ministry of Second develop such an intentionality in being an active part of the partnership between 2bc and Bridger. Watching the faces of the students light up when they meet the children of Bridger, or when I see them invest the better part of an afternoon listening to the stories of the community adults, or when they get down and dirty in the various projects, my heart is glad. These are things that I know make a community. These are things that I know speak of Christ and show him to the world. I am so thankful that SEND allows students the chance to experience new places and to see expressions of God's grace and love in other parts of the world.

Is God calling you to go to a new place?  Thoughtfully consider how you can be a part of the SEND Initiative, either by going or by giving.

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