"Ye are a chosen generation... who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light." ~ 1 Peter 2:9
"Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers,
in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." ~ 1 Timothy 4:12
Featured Story - Robert Aitken
He was a young man of striking appearance and commanding personality. A curate, preaching at the
local church on the Sabbath and a gentleman farmer the remainder of the week, Robert Aitken wielded no small influence in this rural community in the Isle of Man. Furthermore, his pride and strong will had caused him to undertake the draining of an unhealthy swamp on his property just because others thought it could not be done. As he assisted the laborers, he was startled and disturbed by a persistent nagging question, “You
fool! Where you sent into the world with no higher purpose than to drain a bog?” This solemn challenge haunted the highly respected young curate, and from this time he was the subject of serious meditations and heart searchings. Is was, however, while preparing a sermon on the atonement that Robert Aitken heard a Voice – not audible, but as distant to his spirit as an outward voice, saying, “You are making a Gospel for God, instead of believing God's Gospel.” Perplexed, the young man fell upon his knees and begged for further light. Again the Voice spoke. This time it was even more distinct than before, and he looked around to see who was in the room. The Voice continued, “All thy righteousness is as filthy rags.” Assured that this had been a warning from God to him, Robert Aitken neither ate nor slept for sixteen days, finding help from neither God nor man. His young wife, fearing for her husband's mind, sent for their physician who, however, was not at home. On the sixteenth day, in utter exhaustion, Robert threw himself upon his bed, exclaiming, “Now, Lord, let me see Thy
salvation.” He then sank into a deep sleep and later awoke with joy unspeakable flooding his soul. Climbing the neighboring mountain, the new convert shouted aloud God's praises where he would not disturb or be disturbed! Robert's family and then the whole parish soon felt the impact of the freshly kindled flame which
glowed in his heart. He was as earnest in telling . . .
About Our Youth Ministry
~ What We Believe & Teach
Many people today, especially in the church system, believe that in order to keep our youth interested and involved in church that we must create a certain atmosphere and have certain programs that are entertaining enough to keep their attention. In the church today we have seen Christianity diluted and misrepresented so that the young people will still have a desire to be in church and call themselves Christians. This is true for both the youth as well as the adults. There is a saying spoken by old men of God which says, “You can always tell the standards and principles of a church by looking at their youth”.