On Friday 25 November the 2011 Foxfire Youth Team graduated in front of a packed audience of family, friends, and AE staff and supporters.
Although the weather outside the Jabulani Lapa at the AE Centre was cold and rainy, inside was warm and filled with the sounds of praise, worship and applause as we thanked God for His faithfulness toward the team in the year of 2011, and also celebrated the team and their faithfulness in ministry over the past year.
The team has reached a total of 41 000 people over the year with 4 900 youngsters making a decision for Christ for the first time and 913 re-dedicating their lives to him. In total the team visited 33 schools and 52 churches during the year.
Michael Cassidy gave a short, anecdotal address to the graduates about being “instruments of His choice” and the importance of being available to be used by Him.
The Foxfire team entertained the gathering of friends and family with their favourite dance and drama routines of the year and at the end of the proceedings AE founder, Michael Cassidy, and International Team Leader, Stephen Lungu, took to the floor, showing the younger generation that they still had some moves left!
A few members of the 2011 team will be staying on to do another year of Foxfire Youth training and ministry, but for those who are leaving, we would like to send them with a blessing and strong encouragment to walk in the way that the Lord has set before them and to be bold and very courageous. Our country needs more young people like you!
We will shortly be introducing the 2012 Foxfire Youth Team to you, so watch this space!