a young Josiah’s bold steps of faith

“whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” – 1 John 2:6

One resource JV uses for discipleship training is Walk 2:6. It’s a great tool where we walk with a disciple, looking at the life of Christ in how He discipled His disciples. And, it’s in this study that we discover our mission is to…

Glorify the Father by bearing much fruit

Make disciples who make disciples

Always keep looking to Jesus

This past year, I had the opportunity to walk with Adam, one of my disciples from Slovakia, through this material.

I met Adam back in 2009, when he was just 13. He played tennis, rode bikes, & spoke very little English. The Lord put Adam on my heart to walk with, & disciple him. It was a year later that I saw this quiet, shy, young man, take a bold step, & in full confidence, speak completely in English for 10-minutes!

Ever since then, it’s been a joy to see Adam take strides looking to Jesus, growing in his faith, & becoming the man God is calling him to become. Has it always been perfect or easy? No, and Adam will testify to this as well. But, the Lord continues to stretch him, refine him, & draw him to his Father’s heart.

In August, Adam took another huge step by leaving his country, family, & friends, to study abroad in a new culture, & be light and salt among his peers. Initially, it was a hard transition for Adam to be in the States, but God had a plan & purpose, especially these past few months!

Besides taking all classes in English, playing soccer, & living in a dorm setting with students from all over the world, God used Adam, a young Josiah from Slovakia, to lead Lazarus, a teen from Papua New Guinea, & Isaiah, an American/pastor’s kid, into a growing relationship with the Lord.

During our time through Walk 2:6, Adam took what he was learning, put it into action, & experienced what it’s like to patiently walk with young disciples through the Word, praying for, & holding each other accountable.

Adam shared with me the following summary of his experience: I’d say my whole view of the world changed…being in another continent with people literally from all around the world, it was surely a good experience, hard at times but that just sharpened me!”

As “iron sharpens iron, so does one man sharpen another,” & that is what I hope encourages you through Adam’s story…that we will live out God’s mission to glorify Him by bearing much fruit, make disciples who make disciples, & always keep looking to Jesus!

Will you pray for these young men to grow in their faith, finish school & transition well as they return home?

Thank you for your continued partnership as we make disciples who make disciples who make disciples!