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 | By Shannon Scherba

‘God is alive in and through each of us’

Pray: I have the strength for everything through Christ who empowers me." (Phil 4:13) Prayer is our opportunity to plug into the ultimate power source, to be intentional about acknowledging who we are and whose we are each day. I rely on the Holy Spirit to guide my words and actions. I pray that I am able to be a visible sign of God's love, especially to those who doubt it most.

Witness: God is alive in and through each of us. I strive to witness to that truth each time I shake a hand or look someone in the eye as I listen to the story of their weekend. We are each created to share God's love in a unique way and to see God's fingerprints on our lives. Sharing those sightings with others is just one way we can witness to the truth, beauty and goodness that is our God.

Invite: Every day, I imagine Jesus knocking at the door of my heart and I ask him to show me how he will use me that day. I want to share his invitation with others. Sometimes it is as simple as extending a birthday wish via text or offering a prayer for someone who is in the midst of a particular struggle.

Accompany: Throughout the years, I have said to many young people, "I'll never ask you to do something that I'm not willing to do right alongside of you." This has been in reference to moving topsoil, offering child care or reaching into a bag of returnables that may have sat in the garage too long – but it is absolutely the way that Jesus has called us to mission, side by side.