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“Don’t Lose Your Focus”

George Verwer trusted Christ as his Savior at the age of 16. After he shared his testimony at a school assembly and passed out copies of the Book of John, about 200 students came to Christ that year.

Later, George started Operation Mobilization, a Christian missions ministry. He is now 80 years old.

George recently shared a message for American Christians. “Don’t lose your focus,” he said. “Your focus must be the Lord Himself. You need more time in the Word . . . and less time in social media. There is a place for those things but it should be not minor next to our prayer life, next to the Word and sharing our faith. Surveys show there is hardly anybody sharing their faith.”

George also said, “I believe we need more specific prayer. We need to have the names of government officials and pray for them by name. I believe we have indication in the New Testament in the value of praying for people by name and praying for specific situations.

“I plead with people to beware of extremes,” George added. “Keep your feet on the ground and of course, your head before God in prayer, and as much as possible, specific prayer.”

(Source: Edited for length, clarity, and age-appropriateness.)

To Talk About
*Name three suggestions George has for American Christians.
*Visit and find two specific people, countries, or situations to pray for.
*What did George mean by, “Beware of extremes and keep your feet on the ground?”


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