Whether the land is rich or poor … Be of good courage … Numbers 13
Los Angeles: Imagine what would happen if a Bible Club launched on every school campus in your local school district? What if neighboring churches partnered together and adopted each school, commissioning their youth pastors onto campuses of elementary, Junior High and High School? Weekly ministry and discipleship during lunch hours and after school? Some thought the idea somewhat far-fetched and unattainable. Yet Pastor Jarrod Davidoff and his wife Lucinda knew they heard God’s voice. Faithfully, they followed God’s lead and moved from their quiet home in South Africa (along with baby Cody,) to the bustling area of Los Angeles, focused on God’s Heart and the unfolding of His audacious plan. (“Some said, “Giants are in the land….”)
Fast forward to today: Since that time, not only have doors opened and divine connections and relationships emerged, school advisors and Bible clubs are opening their doors – dozens since 2011. And with the help of a Foursquare Foundation Evangelism Grant this last year, inspiring music and pizza events are gathering students into gymnasiums, campus courtyards, and classrooms, in partnership with Bible clubs, churches, and willing parents. “Pastor Jarrod and his team really know how to rally students together, ‘ said one parent, ‘Not only do they minister a compelling Gospel message, they inspire students to tap into a lasting relationship with Jesus.”
Since September’s grant funded project began, over 18 outreaches have been held in the Los Angeles and Orange County area. And the best part of all – 678 youth said yes to a relationship with Jesus! With free resources, social media, texting, Twitter ‘n such, sustaining discipleship (built into the program) by Bible clubs and churches, is creating quite a buzz on campuses
How can Foursquare Churches get involved? With 50 more Los Angeles contacts on Jarrod’s list, (13 in Orange County,) and dozens confirmed, the team is quite enthusiasitc about what God has in store.
Pastor Jarrod Davidoff senses God has called him in particular to invite and equip all interested Foursquare Churches to participate in this life-changing move of God.
To find out more, visit their website at: www.savetheworldfoundation.com/home