1Finally, when we could stand it no longer, we decided to stay alone in Athens,2and we sent Timothy to visit you. He is our brother and God’s co-worker in proclaiming the Good News of Christ. We sent him to strengthen you, to encourage you in your faith,
8It gives us new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord.9How we thank God for you! Because of you we have great joy as we enter God’s presence.10Night and day we pray earnestly for you, asking God to let us see you again to fill the gaps in your faith.11May God our Father and our Lord Jesus bring us to you very soon.