Gospel is True - Kairos EME update
by Paul Jordan
A while ago I was on the train to the airport
heading to Dublin and got talking to a fellow passenger. He turned out
to be a professor from the University of Leuven on his way to a conference
in San Francisco, his diagrams neatly tucked under his arm in a cardboard
What line of business are you in?,
I was almost surprised at my own rewsponse, but my
confidence is based on fact.
I work for a Christian missionary organization
- we mainly work with students.
Oh, you find them interested?
Actually, we do.
The Gospel is true; the message is compelling
today as it was 2000 years ago. Seeing 150 young people in Poland gathered
for our Kairos Spring Conference bore witness to that. I was honored to
have the chance to have significant 'Kairos conversations' and prayer sessions
with over 20 of them. I'm inspired and encouraged by their honesty, their
openness to faith, their boldness to make difficult decisions. One young
man's life has completely changed in the last year since he met his new
master, but there is more to clear out, he explains. Another decides in
prayer that he must forgive his father. Another rejoices as he hears God
clearly speak to him for the first time.
We are trying to walk with them, giving courage
and seeing with the eyes of the master. Jesus saw the tax collector in
Levi, but he also saw the evangelist that he was to become in Matthew.
And this is why I am confident young people are
interested. Who wouldn't be interested in a life-giving, hope filled, truth?
And that is why I love my job. For there is nothing
more satisfying than helping young men and women discover their God given
Jordan is the Director of Kairos
Europe and the Middle East.]