1Finally, we could not bear it any longer. So we decided to stay on alone in Athens 2while we sent Timothy, our brother who works with us for God in preaching the Good News about Christ. We sent him to strengthen you and help your faith,
8because now we really live if you stand firm in your life in union with the Lord.9Now we can give thanks to our God for you. We thank him for the joy we have in his presence because of you.10Day and night we ask him with all our heart to let us see you personally and supply what is needed in your faith.11May our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus prepare the way for us to come to you!