At seven years old I was sat on the front row of a Torbay church service, listening intently to a well known guest speaker when he stopped mid-sermon and approached me.
After noticing I was listening well, he gave me a five pound note for paying so much attention and began to pray and speak over my future, saying that similarly to John the Baptist, my life would be all about pointing the way towards Jesus.
Following the service I was brought to tears, as it was in that moment that I really sensed God with me, tapped into the potential that God had placed upon my life and was given a vision I’d never before acknowledged.
Today, I still have that five pound note as a reminder of the mission God’s given me. However, if it wasn’t for this speaker taking the time to stop and see the potential in a young boy, I may not be where I am today.
As a result, whether I’m encouraging young people directly in my role as Youth & Young Adult pastor at Engage Torbay Church or raising the awareness of LiNX in my role as the Marketing Coordinator, my purpose is singular in ensuring that young people have that same experience of waking up to their potential and seeing themselves for who God has called them to be.
Which is why I’m so excited that I have a part to play in using my knowledge, skills and strategies I've learnt from running a marketing agency to help fulfil the vision of LiNX, which just so happens to be ’Enabling young people to reach their full potential’.
To everyone who supports LiNX through prayer, volunteering or financial gifts, I have to thank you and honour you for your commitment to helping young people and allowing us to make this vision a reality.
You may never see the full extent of which your support aids our work, but I’ve seen first hand the impact that your time, prayers and financial help has directly on changing young peoples lives.
Truly, young people are better off as a result.
Couldn’t do it without you!
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