In the name of JESUS I rebuke this...

My husband is a youth pastor so we are around teens a lot.  I love each and everyone of them and hope they realize they have a GOD given purpose in life.

I just find it staggering that SUICIDE is the 3rd leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds!  WHAT!!!  

As a youth worker the last 5 years I have seen first hand many teens struggle with suicidal thoughts and low self worth.  It breaks my heart.  I just want to stomp and shout at the enemies lies that he is telling our teens.  IT IS OUR JOB TO ENSURE AND ENCOURAGE THESE TEENS!  Help them to gain a new identity in CHRIST JESUS!  

A few more shocking stats:
     -for every suicide completion there are between 100-200 attempts.
     - 15% of high-school students report suicide ideation!
    
This is out of control!!  Our youth should not be struggling with wanting to live!  Will you join me in praying for this generation?  The prayers we speak today have the potential to affect generations to come!  Not only praying will help but maybe you have relationships with teens around you... in your neighborhood, at church, workplace.  Help encourage and share the love of Christ to these teens.  

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Anna said…
New Follower!

Hi! I am also a youth minister at our new church. We have seen a rise in suicidal thoughts and cutting amongst our bunch. We will continue to be Jesus' hands and feet and pray for these precious teens!

Whenever you can, visit my blog at ahearth4us.blogspot.com

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