Little Lights Urban Ministries

2007 Spring Newsletter

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Volume 7, Issue 1 202-548-4021 friday night flava Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. ~ Romans 12:2 ~ Page by Chol Kim 12:2 to enhance our vision for the year. As the semester progressed the performances became fewer in number. I believe many of the youth speakers have shared their testimony about how they came to know Christ. Testimonies are powerful instruments used for God's kingdom and celebrate our relationship with Christ. We call it Friday Night Flava, formerly known as youth night. The idea originated on a chilly fall October night. Miss Linda was like "Friday Night Flava" and the rest of us nodded our heads and that was the spark of the fresh new night on Friday's. were intimidated by the idea of standing in front of their peers and be under the public eye. It was a small stumble. We replaced the performances with a time of interactive games, which involved the youth as well as the volunteers. we appreciate all our speakers. The one to every not just On this night I look forward week is Friday, it's any ordinary night. particular night we letter from steve ...continued from page 1 cruelty (see a film entitled, Boys of Baraka, about inner city boys from Baltimore). We are all aware of the family breakdown in urban areas. The Body of Christ ought to be part of the web of support and buffer for youth who are suffering. However, at the "street" level, by and large, the Body of Christ is largely missing. The statistics ought to alarm us. We truly need to pray for a major transformation in our society and culture. There is no more time to waste. More than ever, the city and the world need spiritually mature adults, liberated from the paralyzing bondage of sin, who will make the sacrifices to reach and love hurting children and youth. Will you be one to pray and answer the call? The biggest difference from years past was the inclusion of performances by the participants of FNF. Performances could include a rap, dance, singing, reciting a poem anything that could be performed. The idea was to become better believers. Our theme this year was transformation. We used Romans There is still Flava every Friday night primarily because of the praise and worship time. We have a few girls from the choir who help provide a little twist praising God. They provide a little flair most of us don't possess. Yes, they can sing! Every night we have a time of sharing the gospel message. Sometimes we have guest speakers. Many of the It's been such a blessing. God is doing great things with this ministry. I've witnessed our youth and their awareness of God. They've also been more curious about their faith, which is very encouraging. Sometimes I wonder if the roles are reversed. It feels like the youth are ministering to us rather than the other way around. I couldn't imagine spending Friday night any other way. Thank you, Lord, for your goodness, gentleness and love.

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