There are lots of ways to get involved with Youth in Asia. Here are a few!
Contribute to this blog community
Read and comment on posts, share ideas and insights with others who share the vision of reaching kids on this continent
Pray for youth workers in Asia
Reading posts on the blog will also give you some ideas of situations to pray for. Here are some other general prayer requests:
- wisdom to speak into the lives of kids we work with
- grace for those dealing with the upheavals and adjustments associated with living abroad (kids, parents and youth workers alike)
- the provision of supportive community for youth workers overseas – loneliness and disconnection are common
- good transitions: for new arrivals, those leaving, and those left behind
Work with kids
If there is a youth group happening near you, offer to help out! Often there are ways to help even if you can’t commit to being there regularly. If there isn’t anything for the youth living near you, prayerfully consider starting a youth bible study or sponsor a regular hangout time for kids in your area.
Support your local youth leader
It’s common for youth leaders all over the world to be given high expectations to fulfill and not enough volunteer staff to do it all. Even if you don’t feel a call to work with the youth in your church/area, there are lots of ways to support your youth leader.
- Let them know you’re praying for them. Ask if they have any specific prayer requests, and take the time to listen to the concerns or frustrations that come up.
- Take them out to lunch, or invite them over for dinner – help them feel that important sense of belonging.
- Offer to help the youth group by providing snacks, giving kids without transport a ride, or hanging around outside during meeting times as another responsible adult.
- Be their youth leader – a lot of youth leaders spend time and energy mentoring, praying for, and listening to their kids, only to find they lack that sort of support in their own life. A great way to support the youth workers in your midst is to do for them what they are doing for your community’s kids.