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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

518- Young Men Serving

 

Thirty-five secondary-school students in California decided to serve Lord Jesus Christ in one of the countries. They sent a message to one of the pastors of the church in Mexico asking him to allow them to minister there for a week. They did not know what to do. However, they met together to pray to the Lord to guide them to the ministry which suited them for attaining the heavenly kingdom. In the Easter holiday, they went on their journey after collecting a large sum of money and taking presents.

St-Takla.org Image: Fire صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: النار، نيران

St-Takla.org Image: Fire.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: النار، نيران.

They went to Mexico, to the church. To their astonishment, they found the pastor amid very poor people praying among the remains of a burnt church where nothing remained but four walls. The pastor served as usual without pointing out to the students. They realized that he did not receive their letter and did not appoint a service for them. After the prayers, the pastor welcomed them and the people gathered around them asking about the reason behind their coming.

They said that they had come to serve them. All people were astonished since few days ago, the church building was burnt. They were not able to rebuild it yet, God sent them this group of young men to work and pay for it. Beside building the church, the young men built many souls with the spirit of love, and sacrifice with great joy.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: خدمة شباب طلبة ثانوي.

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Teach me O Lord to cry,

“What do You want me to do?”

I yearn to put forth my hands and work.

 

May You open for me a way to bear witness for Your Gospel

With practical love and sacrifice with joy

Beside preaching to everyone as possible as I can.


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