Sustaining Grace

Our annual FOCUS Thanksgiving Evening was hosted on the 13th of October. This year it was aimed primarily at students. It was a wonderful opportunity to look back on the year and celebrate God’s kindness in a multitude of ways, not least through the testimonies some students shared. It’s incredible to hear the impact being part of a community seeking to follow Jesus has had on the lives of many.

Join us in giving thanks to God for his work among us and committing the year ahead to him. Praise him for all who were drawn into the small groups meeting in and around the universities, for those who grasped the gospel for the first time and trusted in Jesus for life, and for all who have more clearly seen the beauty and majesty of Christ and as a result are living joyfully and faithfully as his witnesses. Pray for all our students who are leaving, that they would persevere in Christ and serve him faithfully wherever he sends them. Pray that we will make the best use of the opportunities before us, for one the many new private residences being built around UJ and Wits and the hundreds more students who will move into the area as a result.

Equip 2019

Our 2019 FOCUS Leaders Weekend Away will be held on 8-10 Feb. Please be praying for its organisation, for the speakers and session leaders as they prepare, and for student leaders who attend. There are roughly 100 staff and student leaders who’ve been invited – pray that they’d be able to attend.

Pray

Praise God for an encouraging year of ministry, for his sustaining grace and his incredible work among us!

Praise him for all who were drawn into the small groups meeting in and around the universities, for those who grasped the gospel for the first time and trusted in Jesus for life, and for all who have more clearly seen the beauty and majesty of Christ and as a result are living joyfully and faithfully as his witnesses.

Pray for all our students who are leaving, that they would persevere in Christ and serve him faithfully wherever he sends them.

Pray for our students as most of them travel home over the vacation. Many are from families who don’t follow Jesus, contexts in which there aren’t great churches for them to grow and serve in, and through the pull of old friends find it easy to slip back into sinful patterns of life. Pray for their joy, perseverance and witness.

Pray that we will make the best use of the opportunities before us, for one the many new private residences being built around UJ and Wits and the hundreds more students who will move into the area as a result.

Pray about Equip 2019: for its organisation, for the speakers and session leaders as they prepare, and for student leaders who attend.