By Kayla Pesce
I was reading “The Mailbag” from the first 2016 issue and decided to share some encouraging news with you and maybe a prayer request within that.
I heard that you have a new “younger” member of the GES team and might possibly be trying to target a younger generation. Be encouraged because I am 27 years old and cherish the material GES has provided me in my growth as a disciple.
I was a new believer at only 18 years old and I almost immediately gained assurance of my salvation. I have been a sponge ever since, soaking up Biblical knowledge where I can—always using the lens of Scriptural truth as a filter.
Anyways, that’s my background. But what I wanted to share mostly is that I am a leader in our church’s youth group. I always teach assurance of salvation to the high school girls I lead in small group (reminding them of it almost every time we meet). And I always use the Grace New Testament Commentary for reference when discussing difficult-to-interpret passages.
More recently I’ve been discipling a new believer who is only 16. She desired to learn more about her faith so I offered to help teach her. And wow! She has also been like a sponge, soaking up theological concepts and Biblical knowledge with ease.
I gifted her the commentary and she expressed how it has helped her while studying 2 Corinthians (the book we are reading through).
So, be encouraged! The younger generation cares! We still seek truth and need these resources to help us navigate through Scripture.
I always recommend the resources GES has provided to my peers and to the students I mentor. I know our generation in the church has a bad reputation but there are still some of us who love absolute truth and the Word of God. Please keep us in your prayers as my generation stands up and continues to share the Free Grace message with the next generation!!
Let me know how I can help reach these age groups more if needed. Youth ministry is one of my great loves!
Kayla Pesce is an intensive care nurse and the volunteer nurse manager at Care Net of the Treasure Coast, a faith-based crisis pregnancy center. She is married to Justin.