Hello, my name is Ed Obfenda and I have the humble privilege and joyous pleasure of ministering to the youth at CC Cypress. I have been attending this fellowship since 1983 and is the only church I have known since being born again. I have also been involved with youth ministry almost the entire time.
Though hundreds of youth have come through the ministry over the years, one theme thing has remained constant throughout; that there is a redeemer and savior who knows them, loves them and desires to have a close and personal relationship with them. Our Youth group name is called “ROOTED YOUTH” taken from Colossians 2:6,7 “Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with thanksgiving.”
The youth today, especially Christian youth, have extreme challenges, influences and distractions that have not faced other generations before them to the degree we are seeing now. There is an urgency in my heart to point the way to Jesus. This is a shared hope along with all who serve in the High School and Jr High ministries that we train up and solidify in these very important and formative years the very real truth that the Lord truly , truly loves them and has a great plan for their lives – “For I know the plans I have for you, “ declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
We hope that this and upcoming newsletters will be of benefit to you and provide you with some added insight to the hearts of the youth ministers I am blessed to serve with and to be in prayerful support for all the events, activities, retreats, outreaches, and opportunities which are provided for them so that they may truly prosper in faith. “For a time such as this” we continue in endeavor and hope that all our CC Youth are built up in the hope of the gospel , abiding in His word and to boldly proclaim their faith in Jesus Christ.
If you are new to the body here at Cypress we welcome you and your family. We would love to meet your Jr high and High Schoolers and introduce ourselves to them. Our regular scheduled Youth studies are 8:30, 10:00 Sunday mornining and 12:00 noon Spanish service and Wednesday night 7PM midweek studies. We also have a Youth get together the 1st Friday of every month called “FREE 4 ALL FRIDAYS” where the youth gather and hang out for a time of group activity, devotion and prayer.
God bless you,
Ed Obfenda / High School Pasto