Campaign to give Bibles to teens runs Aug. 6-10
August 2018 – Tim Todd, founder of Revival Fires International, is no stranger to AFA and its mission to promote the Christian message in places where it is largely unwelcome. An evangelist from an early age, Todd found himself in a unique battlefield when it came to the minds and hearts of young people, especially in their schools. How can Christians reach into a place so stalwartly opposed to the gospel? By enlisting the students themselves.
For one week in August, AFA, American Family Radio, and Revival Fires are teaming up to flood the schools of the nation with the word of God. Prayers will be lifted up as the Truth for Youth Bible is placed into the hands of young people who have never read God’s Word before.
Truth for Youth Bible week, August 6-10, aims to provide copies of the Bible for teenagers if they will agree to give the Bible to a friend who might not know Christ. Truth for Youth, designed by Tim Todd himself, includes the entire New Testament in the God’s Word translation along with 100 pages of engaging, full color comic style stories that present the Christian perspective on many issues that young people are confronted with. These issues include topics such as sexual purity, pornography, harmful music, abortion, homosexuality, drunkenness, school violence, and the occult.
“The main goal of the Truth for Youth,” states the Revival Fires website, “is to bring the message of the gospel to America’s young people so they might receive Christ and become His disciples.”
The #Number6 initiative
This year, the partnership of AFA and Revival Fires is tackling the sobering issue of murder as the Bibles are passed along from student to student. With the rise of awareness and frequency in school shootings, the need to return to the biblical view of life is urgent.
“While the country is discussing gun control laws, we think our young people should also be reminded that innocent human life is precious,” said AFA president Tim Wildmon. “Schools regularly use words to encourage and discourage behavior. We tell students, ‘Say no to bullying,’ ‘Don’t text and drive’ and ‘Say no to drugs.’ In light of the increasing violence in our schools, let’s send the clear message, ‘You shall not murder’—the sixth of the Ten Commandments.”
AFA suggests the following ways to take action:
▶ Pray for families of victims of school violence.
▶ Add your name to AFA’s Open Letter to America’s Schools (found at afa.net).
▶ Contact your local school administrators and ask them to post “You shall not murder” on the school marque for one week.
▶ Share the initiative via Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to use Twitter hashtag #Number6 for the sixth of the Ten Commandments.
▶ Tweet a picture of your school sign using Twitter hashtag #Number6.
The command to advance
Young people are curious, seeking answers to very tough questions. Unfortunately, many of the answers they get are untruthful or inadequate at best. Since reference to God has been largely banned, the schools of America are in desperate need of the absolute truth found in God’s Word.
Jesus Christ commanded His followers to spread the gospel to all corners of the world… how can Christians overlook the schools in their own towns? Will His soldiers advance?
Engage Magazine, a division of AFA, is pleased to come alongside Revival Fires in their effort to reach young people with the gospel. With every copy of the Truth for Youth Bible comes a #Number6 bracelet and an Engage Magazine bookmark.
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