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Hi, I’m Luke and I am the Youth Work Team Leader at Oadby Baptist Church. Read below to find out what I have been up to recently. You will also find my contact details below if you need to get in touch with me.

Thank you everyone for taking part in the BB and GB devotions by voting for your favourite Bible person. It looks as if Abraham got the most votes from you all so I think that shows us that we are a very faithful Church! Rahab unfortunately received the least number of votes, although I think we can be inspired by her bravery and showing us that faith is more than just words.

It is really great to see so many people in Church recently and especially the new people and families we have had. It has been amazing what God is doing in our Church and pray that it continues!

At RYP we had some training as a team this month on Ephesians, Peter and Mindfulness. Mainly learning about unity and taking time to notice God around us, not making ourselves so busy but putting time aside as we do our day to day jobs.

This week we have up to 300 year 7 Beauchamp students coming to St Peters Church as part as their RE lesson. Myself, Abi and Lou will lead some workshops about who Jesus is, understanding the Trinity and quiz a minister. This is an exciting opportunity to meet lots of students, get our faces and names known around the school and to promote our CU to anyone we feel would be interested in coming along. Please pray for this great opportunity.

We as a youth team are off on our yearly Youth Team Retreat this weekend, which is why I am not with you today. We will have attended the national fresh expression conference in Ely then head up to Hunstanton for our retreat time.

Just before Christmas we had another baby hand out where we gave out 12 babies to some of the students at Gartree High School, which included Sam who comes to FNY and came along to OBC before, and she did quite well!

We have started our Mission Academy Live videos in SMG and they are all about peer to peer evangelism. We do it together as a group to help encourage and pray for each other. The young people seemed to really enjoy the session and were excited by the challenge of peer to peer evangelism and I’m praying for them as they step out for Jesus.

The RYP prayer day was this week and it went really well. One thing that came across was that there were lots to read, showing that there is so much youth work going on in Leicester with RYP. So many good news stories, so many young people reached with the good news of Jesus and it’s great that OBC is part of that.

Alongside the Fusion university course we have been looking at helping us to believe more, to turn head knowledge into our hearts and to understand what being a Christian is all about for ourselves at YHG. We try and give the young people something they can take away with them as they leave for university at the end of this year.

The WKND and Soul Survivor are coming up and it would be great if we could pray for those events that the young people of OBC would get involved and be changed by Jesus while they are there.

We have moved in! We moved in earlier this month when all the carpets were done, we had a moving van, we have a bed, sofa and TV and internet! It’s so good to have a home that is liveable and somewhere that is ours. We are missing a few things but Ikea will be bringing those things round next weekend then we will have something to eat off of!
It would be great to have people round because Abi is itching to cook for people who like green things!

Friday Night Youth went away for the weekend this month to the Harby Christian Centre in Melton Mowbray. We had a great time, playing lots of sports, having times of worship and some really good group discussions about faith. There were over 20 young people that came along and quite a few said that they wanted to take their faith further and come to other groups and to Soul Survivor which is really encouraging to hear from the young people.

We got together as RYP team and put a day aside to spend some time studying the Bible. We read through Zechariah and we tried to understand the visions and what they meant. I had a little bit of a head start as that’s what we have been looking at on Sunday mornings but don’t tell the RYP team that!

The WKND is coming up this month. We have 3 young people signed up to it already from OBC and I hope to get a few more. I will let you know how we get on next month.