Recently, as part of my Bible reading, I have been journeying through the New Testament, starting with Acts and have now made it all the way to Paul’s 2nd letter to the Corinthians.  Upon reading that, I came across the following verse.

“Our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.”

-2 Corinthians 1:7

Paul’s intentions in writing this were to convey encouragement to the people of Corinth that while they undergo suffering, they can be hopeful, as Paul himself had come through similar suffering and God sustained him.

Something slightly different stuck out to me, though.

What stuck out to me, is the idea of “co-labourers”; the idea that are we all working for common purpose, and common goals.  In the journey to get Woodstock Youth Work Trust as an existing entity, there has been joys, successes, frustrations and failures, and if you are reading this, then you have been a co-labourer for at least part of that journey.

By taking interest, liking the Facebook page, following us on Twitter, praying for us, capturing the vision in any way, you have become a co-labourer. By becoming a co-labouring, you have shared and are sharing in both our sufferings, and our comforts.  By sharing in our sufferings and our comforts, our hope for you is firm.

We could not be more thankful for your co-labouring.

Thank you for joining us on the journey, and hopefully you stay with us on the journey ahead.

Published by Matt

In a paragraph: To help teenagers in Woodstock engage in their own faith journey, realise their true identity in Christ, and become leaders through discipleship and mission in the community, combining work from the school, the local churches, and within the community. In a sentence: To help teenagers in Woodstock realise their true identity in Christ through discipleship and mission, and engage them as disciple-makers. In a word: Reproductive-discipleship.

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