Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana :: Participants at an onboard event are challenged to live lives of authenticity.
What does ‘Keeping it 100’ mean?
That was the question posed to participants at the start of the ‘Keeping it 100’ event onboard Logos Hope in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana.
“When it comes to our Christian life, when we believe in something, the proof of that is how we act,” said Gabi Camargo (Brazil), one of the hosts at the event. “‘Keeping it 100’ means keeping it authentic. It means if you say something, you do it.”
Paper and pens were given out and everyone was asked to write down three things which they hope to accomplish before the end of their life. “I would like to be a great dancer to minister to people at churches so that they can come to know Christ,” shared one young man, which elicited a positive response from the hosts. The other participants were asked to consider their own lists. “How many of the things are just fun things, like traveling? Or are they things that are of worth that will have an everlasting value?” asked David Knudsen (Denmark).
“Doing things does not make us closer to God, unless these things are changing our hearts,” said Magdalene Moses, one of the event’s speakers. “We are called to be people who are authentic. May our spiritual practices and acts be a reflection of these truths.”
Lorien Ankers (United Kingdom) witnessed this message of authenticity sink into the heart of one participant as she spoke with her at a prayer station. “When she first came over, she told me she was a Christian. But as we talked, she was honest, saying she knows about God, but knows she isn’t saved.” Lorien shared what the Bible says in Romans 10:9: “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” “I think the event was really impactful for her,” said Lorien. “She left with a lot to think about.”