What is Precious Hearts?
You, God, Secure in Christ. As a teenager I believe that keeping your focus on the Lord can be difficult nowadays as the plethora of every kind of distraction is being thrown our way. Because of this Precious Hearts was and still remains a vital part of my walk with God as it allowed me to focus on Jesus and not the world around me. It encouraged me in my walk with Christ and also provided a community where I was able to not only interact with other people, but it also provided an avenue to worship and fellowship in the presence of God. Precious Hearts is truly a group like none other.
What do we do?
Precious Hearts strive to aid every young girl in their own individual walk with Christ and guide them in the correct path. In addition to this, we also discuss important issues that affect the younger generation. Such as our identity in Christ, self-acceptance, knife crime, peer pressure, bullying and most importantly knowing God for ourselves. Precious Hearts aims to make the environment as uplifting and as comfortable as possible, to ensure that every girl is free to express who she is, as well as share their opinions and struggles. This helps to create a stronger bond and community may be established.
What are the benefits of getting invoved?
This could be considered one of my favourite aspects of Precious Hearts. These hangouts are constituted of prayer, worship, discussions and general social interactions between all the girls that are of all ages. The atmosphere is truly as it is described - a hangout. The hangouts do not have an uptight, strict atmosphere around them but instead adopt a much more relaxed and comfortable environment that really allows everyone there to feel at ease in the presence of God.
Precious Hearts events are very enjoyable! Often times they constitute of prayer, worship, reading The Word and discussions are usually led by a teen team leader and an adult speaker. In these events the Holy Spirit is welcomed to do as He pleases and due to this, no event is ever the same and so you can anticipate something new in each event!
The Precious Hearts Team includes young adults and teenagers who are passionate about their relationship with the Lord and have a desire to impact their generation positively. They are led and Mentored by Rev. Valerie Elyott.
Prayer Call: Weekly prayer calls take place via Zoom. These times of prayer are led by the teenagers in the team. It helps to build them up and addresses their personal challenges.
Daily Devotionals: Daily devotionals are written by various teenagers, in a WhatsApp group.
Events: We occasionally host events and hang outs, which are fun times of connecting with others, interactive teaching sessions, prayer, worship and inspiring discussions.
Mentoring: The older girls mentor the younger girls, giving them the opportunity to develop in godly character and responsibility. The younger girls benefit from having someone to talk to, pray with and be encouraged by.
*The mentoring relationship is overseen by an adult.
*All Adults involved are DBS checked and safe guarding trained.
*Parental Consent is required for joining.