Serving the community is one of the best ways to help others, improve your community and show respect. Many people complain of the community especially when it’s dirty but few take conscious efforts to make it clean. We are often tempted to rely on the government to get rid of the dirt we make. With the presence of the city councils people take advantage and dirty the streets, with pretext that the government will take care of it.
Our community has been dirty for too long and the complaints we hear is: “this town is too dirty”, “the government isn’t doing her job”, but we keep piling the dirt on the main streets. In taxis you see passengers eating Bananas, biscuits, groundnuts etc and throwing the remains on the main road through the window. Yet same people keep complaining that the city is dirty of which they are the same perpetrators of these dirt. At times, people see bins by the road sides and still throw their dirt on the ground or the main road. This is how dirty our society has become. It’s sad to say but we live in a society when young men and women full of “swag” and educated, pass by dirty areas, cover their nostrils and yet still pile their own dirt on places they consider dirty. How then can we make a difference in a time like this?
you may ask yourself “how can i make a difference?” I am neither the city council nor a government official to do this. But Crazy Faith is here to assure you that you can make a difference as an individual, either you decide not to dirty your surrounding, tell others not to or you join in picking up trash. One of Crazy Faith’s action area is to contribute in serving our community. We decided to reduce the pile of waste along the road-side in one of our localities. The waste kept increasing for months and we had to do something about it at our own level . The waste was separated and burnt.
What we did helped the environment and served as an eye-opener. People laughed at us and some started calling us names , some said the little we were doing couldn’t add up to anything. What matters isn’t what people say but your motive. If love motivates you , then you can make a difference in anyway no matter how small it looks. Even if it doesn’t make sense to the world it can make sense to one person and it did.
Weeks later, the authorities passed by and cleaned everything.
You can make a difference in your society today. Take initiatives, don’t throw dirt carelessly, sensitize others , it won’t cost your life. These are gestures to the state and God is aware. Remember only a life lived for others is worthwhile Albert Einstein .
This Operation lasted for 10 days ie from the 16th to the 25th of October 2019. 17 persons participated in this operation and as a result 1075 persons were reached out to mean while 142 made the decision and prayer to follow Christ amongst whom about 40 were interested in follow up and they are currently being followed up. Also, 55 persons were given the chance to make the decision on their own after which they were challenged and were actually interested to do so, about 15 persons rededicated their lives to Christ out of which about 20 were assured of their salvation, meanwhile about 50 who claimed to be Christians gave no salvation testimony and adhered strongly to the fact that they believed, about 225 persons reached out to were already Christians and were challenged to reach out to others as well. Unfortunately about 8 persons showed no interest in following Christ. About 160 tracks were distributed and finally about 360 heard the word, some were encouraged while others were challenged to make that greatest decision to follow Christ.
The operation reach out was a successful activity
for the month of October 2019 because
the objective was met and God did more than that which we even asked for or imagined. We had programmed to reach out to 1000 persons but ended up reaching out
to 1075 persons for Christ, we were
trusting God for 100 souls but 142 made the decision to follow Christ.
The Operation lasted for 10 days ie from the 16th to the 25th of September 2019. 13 persons participated including two organizations (Youth World represented by the CEO and LUX Armiger represented by the President and the Spiritual Coordinator). As a result 1010 persons were reached out to mean while 130 made the decision and prayer to follow Christ amongst whom about 20 were interested in follow up and they are currently being followed up. Also, 10 persons were given the chance to make the decision on their own after which they were challenged and were actually interested to do so, about 90 persons rededicated their lives to Christ out of which about 20 were assured of their salvation, about 120 persons reached out to were already Christians and were challenged to reach out to others as well. Unfortunately about 15 persons showed no interest in following Christ. Furthermore more than 300 tracks were distributed and finally about 325 heard the word, some were encouraged while others were challenged to make that greatest decision to follow Christ.
The operation-reach out was a successful activity for the month of September 2019 because the objective was met and God did more than that which we even asked for or imagined. We had programmed to reach out to 1000 persons but ended up reaching out to 1010 persons for Christ, we were trusting God for 100 souls but 130 made the decision to follow Christ.
One of our action areas in Crazy Faith is to lead others to Christ and assist them grow in their faith. In other to achieve this , operation 1000 challenge was launched . This Operation lasted for 10 days ie from the 15th to the 24th of August 2019. 15 persons effectively participated in this operation and as a result 1070 persons were reached out to mean while 146 made the decision and prayer to follow Christ amongst whom about 40 were interested in follow up. Also, 40 persons were given the chance to make the decision on their own after which they were challenged and were actually interested to do so, 55 persons rededicated their lives to Christ, 122 persons reached out to were already Christians and were challenged to reach out to others as well amongst whom 2 Christians joined in the operation reach out challenge. Unfortunately 102 persons showed no interest in following Christ while others didn’t respond to the messages especially those reached out to through voice notes on watsapp, 595 heard the word, some were encouraged while others were challenged to make that greatest decision to follow Christ and finally about 10 persons said they were going to think about it.
One of our action areas in Crazy Faith is to lead others to Christ and assist them grow in their faith. In other to achieve this ,” Operation Reach-Out to 1000″ challenge was launched . This Operation lasted for 10 days ie from the 15th to the 24th of August 2019. 15 persons effectively participated in this operation and as a result 1070 persons were reached out to mean while 146 made the decision and prayer to follow Christ amongst whom about 40 were interested in follow up. Also, 40 persons were given the chance to make the decision on their own after which they were challenged and were actually interested to do so, 55 persons rededicated their lives to Christ, 122 persons reached out to were already Christians and were challenged to reach out to others as well amongst whom 2Christians joined in the operation reach out challenge. Unfortunately 102 persons showed no interest in following Christ while others didn’t respond to the messages especially those reached out to through voice notes on watsapp, 595 heard the word, some were encouraged while others were challenged to make that greatest decision to follow Christ and finally about 10persons said they were going to think about it.
The operation reach out was a successful activity for the month of August because the objective was met and God even did more than that which we even asked for or imagined. We had programmed to reach out to 1000persons but ended up reaching out to 1070 persons for Christ in 10days, we were trusting God for 100souls but 146 made the decision to follow Christ. God is actually faithful and he really desires many into his kingdom. Remember you have been saved to save others, don’t let your friends go to hell, rather tell them about Jesus who is the only way to heaven. God is counting on you and me to make a difference even in a time like this. Let the world know about the beauty of our Christ. God bless you .
don’t know what you have been expecting from God since the beginning of this year.
But one thing i know for sure is that God isn’t slow to his promises and he
always act on time. May be you thought you were going to have an amazing job before now, may be you have gone through a series of interviews but you haven’t been retained in any of the jobs, you may
have deposited several applications and haven’t been called up for any. I don’t know
if at the beginning of the year, you thought you were going to get married or
get into a serious relationship, but no guy has approached you even to talk
about marriage, neither have you seen any lady yet, may be you have been having
series of heart breaks and it’s like all hope is gone since the year is coming
to an end. May be you are about changing your wedding date because you haven’t had
money enough for it this year and there are no green lights towards that. May
be you have problems with your courses in school and you doubting if you will
graduate before the year comes to an end, may be you thought by now you must
have established your business rather times are getting harder etc etc Maybe
you are about giving up because there is no hope or the future doesn’t look bright
or because we just few months to the end of the year and you think nothing more
can happen. One thing I know for sure is that a thousand years for us is like a
day to God and so I will love to let you know there is much hope. Don’t give up;
the remaining 5 months look like 1 day to him, so he can make things work in
less than no time.
Now the story of Lazarus greatly inspires us in crazy faith. If we read from John 11 we will realize that Lazarus who was Jesus’ friend like you and me was seriously sick and a word was sent to Jesus regarding his situation but Jesus didn’t show up immediately. Days went by and the situation aggravated and Jesus still seemed very distant from coming to his aid. His situation went from bad to worse as it may be your case and the situation reached its peak which was death. Jesus still didn’t come immediately; he came four days late as many people presumed. Now all hope was gone in Lazarus’ case because he had already died. So Jesus comes to the scene, tells the people to roll the stone and as they do , he calls forth Lazarus and that is it, Lazarus is raised from death . Now from this story we will realize there was no hope left but Martha believed God could do something verse 21-22 lord, Martha said to Jesus, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask. This is a statement of faith. Martha trusted God to work out something even when his brother had already died, that’s crazy enough but she did.
I don’t know your current state, you may be fighting a battle in life, you may have cried throughout like Mary and Martha and God has not acted, you might have exercised faith but nothing seems to have happened, your situation may be deteriorating as was the case of Lazarus who was already in the tomb, it seems like all hope is gone. Dear friend REJOICE because you are one step to your victory so don’t give up; keep the faith it is still possible, God is on your matter. Whatever is happening is for his glory, trust him like never before. If he could raise Lazarus from the death after 4 days, then he is about to visit your case, he doesn’t just want to heal you from that common situation but he wants to raise you. If Jesus could raise Lazarus from death then he can definitely raise you from that dying situation, he can restore your job, he can grant you success, he can give you your dream job , your dream spouse as well, he can meet your needs accordingly. Keep trusting him for the impossible, Lazarus’ situation was an impossible one but God did a miracle, so your case is nothing for him. Remember Jeremiah 32:27 says ‘I am the God of all flesh is there anything too hard for me to do? Definitely nothing.
the faith, Don’t be discouraged cause he’s still the same God, he will soon be
here to roll out the stone and call out your name wherever it’s been buried. ,
trust him like never before because to him who believes all things are possible.
God bless you
But someone will say you have faith; I have deeds. Show me your faith without deeds and I will show you my faith by my deeds James 2:18. We are all familiar with this feeling that we can do nothing in the face of poverty, crimes and atrocities of the world. But is it impossible to translate our compassion into actions? How can we make a difference in a time like this? Crazy faith will love to make you understand that , making a difference in a time like this is very easy and we will be using practical examples because the reason why we exist as crazy faith is to make an impact by creating awareness on faith, showing it by what we do. Now I will want us to understand that making the difference in this world is one of the reasons why we were created and you can only talk of having lived a successful life if you have created a positive impact in the lives of people. A lot of people speak faith, but few implement or put into practice what they preach. Faith is only faith when put into actions. James 2:26 says faith without works is death. We won’t talk about impact without works. People have the tendency of procrastinating; I will only do this when I attend this level. Now there are some practical and common ways we can create impact in a time like this
Give more: Start by giving more than expected. We have the tendency of expecting a lot from family and friends. I expect this or that friend to be there for me always , I expect this colleague to help me this way, to give me this, I expect God to give me this, I expect this friend to come and apologize before I forgive , I expect people to visit me always, I except gifts from friends etc In other to create an impact in a time like this , ask yourself, what can I give? How can I give? What should I give? How can I add value to this person’s life etc. It’s all about people not about us. Don’t wait to have much before you start giving, Just GIVE in whatever way you can. It must not be money, you could give your time just to listen to someone’s cry, give your dress just to help someone who doesn’t have, give your knowledge just to inspire someone, give your time, energy just to help someone and give your smile as well.
Be Sensitive to issues and happenings around: Look around and see what you can do in your community. Is there a street light? You could donate and put it up, is the environment dirty you could start up by organizing a cleanup, are there displaced persons around you, you could assist in whatever way you can. Are they sick people around; you could just visit and pray for and with a patient. Just a small gesture can brighten someone’s day. If you want to make a difference don’t wait to be told what to do just do it.
Share information: Don’t be stingy with them, tell others about job openings, about JESUS, business ideas and other vital information people need, network with other youths who are doing similar activities (partner and team up to bring the change you desire). Don’t only wait when you have a networking business which can benefit you as you tell others before you can share such a vital information. Show some love by sharing information to people because you love them not necessarily because you have anything to gain. Just an important information can change someone’s situation.
Organize games and programs which will be aimed at inspiring people. You can organize games and competition in your community just to rally people and encourage them in one way or the other.
Don’t speak faith show it by what you do; you were born with the ability to create an impact so make it count. Just decide each day you are going to do something for someone who can never repay you and do it!!!!offer your skills to teach someone, send an encouraging message to someone, volunteer, help others, visit the old, donate blood, help the needy, become someone’s mentor ETC..
When life doesn’t go as planned what traits do you possess? When your prayers are not answered as desired how do you react? What is your attitude like when you are in the wilderness or dry moments of your life? I believe many of us have reacted foolishly at one point, personally have reacted in a very funny way too at a point in time but with the crazy faith idea have seen life differently and I will love to give a practical example as to how I felt when life got broken. Firstly when life doesn’t make sense or when things don’t go your way it turns to be so frustrating. Imagine you fasting for months and still no physical response to your prayers; imagine you putting in much effort in a relationship still you get nothing out of it. Humanly speaking its normal to feel horrible and frustrated. But in crazy faith we turn to God who is the author and finisher of our faith. We;
Pray and thank God for the present situation because we know it’s happening for our greater good.( Romans 8:28, I Thessalonians 5:18)
We put God in remembrance of his word regarding that particular situation e.g God you said you will restore my health and heal my wounds, thank you lord.
My personal story on this , I left work on the 5th of July 2017 at 8Pm. Working as the internal controller then entailed a lot , had a report and that was the last day I had to submit. Normally report writing ran from the 1st- 5th of every month. A series of events happened that prompted me to do this report on the 5th. On the 1st had internet connection problem at work, 2nd was a Sunday no work, 3rd ;Monday was ghost town, 4th ;Tuesday was seriously ill could not work on it. On the 5th was a Wednesday, had accumulated work and I had to finish before beginning the report in French. It took me much time and I finished by 8pm submitted the report online and when I got to the round about where I normally get a cab home , I got into a taxi that got all the real guys, they were all thieves . I didn’t know. But I sensed it at one point but thought to me self that God was going to help me out. As we advanced again another guy got into the cab so we were 5. Two in front, two behind and myself in the middle. When we got to a point the last guy who entered removed a gun and wind the window up. Told me to shut up immediately I shouted “he that is in me is greater than he that is in the world “ the guys told me to shut up, I said “Jesus help me” , “Jesus please”. Nothing happened, in my mind I knew Jesus was going to act immediately, the guys intensified their traits. I thought God was going to react immediately but nothing . I kept praying and begging God to help me the “abeg” didn’t help. We continued after a series of interrogation that I was the main person who was in charge of money and so they wanted to rob the bank via me. At the end of the day they got me into one dark bush at past 9, tied my hands and legs . Took the keys I had , my phone and 50thousand FCFA. Two stayed with me in the vehicle so I don’t escape while the other 2 went to the bank. As they were threatening me the leader gave an instruction that none of the guys should rape me. One of them almost made an attempt but could not since he was instructed . Finally I did the following
Thanked God for the situation I was into, difficult one but I did ( I Thessalonians 5:18)
Remembered I Corinthians 10:13 which says that there hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man. But God is faithful , who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation also make a way to escape , that ye may be able to bare it.
I remembered the story of Daniel in the lion’s den how he was saved from the lions and I told God I knew he was going to save me
I took advantage and encouraged the guys and even told them about God , I don’t know where the courage came from but God did it through me. At the end they told me to forgive them and that they were sorry for traumatizing me. I told them I had forgiven them. I kept praying for the other two who went to the bank not to succeed. They returned at 4 am saying they had not succeeded in getting the money and that I should forgive them , they gave my phone , and a thousand frs out of the amount I had given them , brought me around where initially I was going. I got home at past 4am. Immediately without resting I was told to report the case at the police station , went and reported and was almost detained because they said I was involved but thank God I was bailed at 8Pm. God did it for me big time .
In Crazy Faith we maintain the right attitude even when life gets broken
Dear reader may be something worst has happened in your life or maybe you going through dry moments, watch out because your attitude might keep you there. Your attitude matters a lot as a child of God . When your answers are not forth coming, consider your ways, pray more, thank God until it manifest. Don’t insult, don’t curse, and don’t render revengeful prayers. Before it happened God was aware and he allowed it for a reason. Life is a test so always endeavor to past that test by maintaining the right attitude even when life doesn’t make sense. If the answers are not forth coming keep thanking God, he acts only at the perfect time. His time is the best Ecclesiastes 3:1, there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.
Some of you may be in a season of reaping and others may be in the season of dryness , but whatever the season don’t allow your attitude keep you there longer than you need to be. Don’t miss out on where God is taking you because of your current situation or the things going on. Our attitude can block us from growing, thus maintain the right attitude in good as in bad times, I did and God served me. God bless u
FAITH THAT ACTS: I have been very positive in life. I have been very nice to people. I have obeyed God’s word. I have waited patiently on God. I have confessed God’s word. I have fasted. I have prayed. I have helped the poor and the needy. I have sown seeds. I have lived an honorable life. I have prayed for a husband for months and years. I have prayed for a job. I have prayed for promotion for many years. I have prayed for my relationship. I have applied for several scholarship programs. I have tried several businesses but failed. In short I have done everything.
Why has my situation not changed? Why is life unfair to me? Is God really there? Is he hearing my cry?
I believe in one way or the other we have asked ourselves such questions and at times we turn to conclude that God Is unfair or we turn to feel horrible when things are not going our way and when we don’t get responses to our prayers. Personally have been frustrated. But with the Crazy Faith idea i have seen things differently. Now a couple of things to consider. Again Crazy Faith (CF) is all about making the difference through actions that are consistent with our beliefs. It doesn’t just end at the level of believing, what matters is the action that follows the belief. You can’t believe Jehovah Jireh is His name and you keep crying of poverty, you can’t believe He is your Healer and you keep saying you are not well every day, you can’t believe He is your protector and you keep living in fear etc . If actually you believe and you want your actions to be in line with what you believe, then u will have it, that’s faith. It is true you have prayed about that situation for too long, but what actions are you taking to show you believe that actually God has answered you even when you haven’t seen the response physically? Mark 11: 24 says, Therefore I tell you what ever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours’’.
Now faith calls into existence things which are not as though they are. At times we pray and spend hours in his presence telling him to give us what we already have or what he has already given. Now what faith does is, faith thanks God in advance ,( 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says we should give thanks in all circumstances for it is the will of God), rejoices as though it’s there physically, in short, faith becomes so excited as though it is seeing it physically. Now let me break this, if you pray for a visa and believe, God says you have received already according to Mark 11:24. What next are you to do? Thank him, rejoice, and celebrate because it has been done. You pray for a husband , God has answered you, just start acting as though you are married , thank God for answering, care for people around you, show love to people, serve others as though they were your husband in short act accordingly and before you know it will come to pass physically. My personal story on this:
One day I organized a Crazy Faith football competition in a small field around my quarter. The objective of the match was to bring together young boys so they could be encouraged, evangelized to and orientated on how to live obedient lives. With this idea in mind I trusted God about it. My initial idea was to reach out to 50 young boys. Now I was very excited when the idea came in but I hadn’t a penny for the trophy. I decided to trust God on this, I prayed according to Mark 11:24 trusted God for an answer and went ahead in faith and organized the match. As the match went on I felt so satisfied evangelizing and encouraging young boys. I had already determined in my mind what I needed for the match. I kept thanking God for provision, and then two days to the finals of the competition, my salary that had been pending for two months was just paid in my account. At the end of the day Crazy Faith reached out to about 60 young guys. God is great. He provided the money and the guys even more that what I imagined.
You may have exercised your belief and it hasn’t happen the way you want. Remember God’s ways are different from ours and he makes things beautiful in his time. He will make it happen. If it doesn’t happen now, know he’s got a better plan. All you need to do is to believe and receive by faith , and let your action show you have received it before it’s physical manifestation. Crazy never gets disappointed no matter what because we know God’s ways are different and he’s always on time; the simple reason Why Crazy Faith makes us happy. NB;
Crazy Faith doesn’t mean you won’t feel the pains. You won’t see the trouble. You won’t have to wait. You won’t have to be patient. You won’t have to stress. You won’t have to be treated nicely by everyone.
Crazy Faith says I see the troubles, I feel the pains, I feel the stress, I feel the betrayal, but I won’t allow it dictate or control my life, I won’t allow it interfere with what I believe (God’s word) and I won’t allow it change my attitude no matter what.
Dear reader, what has God done for you as a result of your faith? We will love to hear your testimony. You can please share with us through our Testimonial page or even here.
OBJECTIVE 1: PUT FAITH INTO LOVE ACTIONS TO MEET NEEDS BY:
Identifying people going through hardships and meeting their needs accordingly: Being sensitive to the needs of people around and meeting them just as Jesus did. Genuine faith in God leads to good and loving actions. Jesus as we all know came from a poor background and his dad was a carpenter, imagine where he was born then you will understand what I am talking about. Nevertheless everywhere he went he was doing good, meeting the needs of people around him, that was putting faith into action. He just needed little to turn it into something big and meet people at their points of need. In Matthew 14:15-21, Jesus meets the needs of a crowd from what he did not have by faith
Practicing real religion by focusing on meeting needs of orphans and widows: * Identify orphans and widows around, prioritizing those orphans who are not in orphanages and meeting their needs with the best we can. The bible says in James 1:27 that pure religion is looking after orphans and widows and keeping one’s self from being polluted. *Get information about the widows around, visit them in their houses, pray with them, assist in their chores as much as we can and meet their basic needs as well as setting businesses for them in the nearest future.
Focusing on genuine faith by making faith our lifestyle: Look through life and see how faith can be applied through every aspect. Organize games and parties where we can have an arena to gather people, preach Christ to as many souls as possible, encourage people, show kind gestures, sacrifice our time just to hear their challenges and pray with them as well as assisting them where necessary.
OBJECTIVE 2: TRUST GOD FOOLISHLY EVEN WHEN ALL HOPE IS GONE
• By patiently waiting on him ,the story of Lazarus inspires us that even when all hope is gone Jesus always act on time , we so much believe in God’s perfect timing ( John 11:1-44).
• By Believing that what God has said about that situation will come true no matter the present obstacles
• Obeying God even when life doesn’t make sense, just like our father(s) of the faith did (Heb 11).
• Believing what his word says no matter the darkness we see. In crazy faith we hope till the last hour and we don’t give up our faith no matter the challenges and no matter how fast the time is running.
OBJECTIVE 3: TAKE LEAPS OF FAITH:
CF believes that life begins at the end of the comfort zone, so taking leaps of faith and trusting God who holds the future is one of our objectives (Genesis 12).
In CF we take steps without seeing the stair case.