After starting their outreach in Saint Lucia doing ministry with the kids in the community of Bois patat (Discipleship program for children) but also serving the street people of Castries, the DTS 2016 crew made up of 5 students and two staff, flew to the Dominican Republic where they spent the first week at the YWAM Caribbean Staff Conference, helping to take care of the missionary kids. The second week was spent in a rural community Elias Piña where God used them powerfully to impact the lives of many children and the whole community with over 30 making a step to now let Jesus lead their lives.
The students are now back in the capital city - Santa Domingo where they will continue the ministry until June 8th. They continue to need your prayers especially for the health situation as life in the village was not always easy with mosquitos, dust and more. Pray especially for Denielle and Taylor who was not too well.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF VOLUNTEERS
1- Evodie (21) : A French volunteer from Strasbourgwho served with us for 3 months returned this week; after a great contribution to our ministry on the Island. Pray for her future in missions that God will lead her steps.
2- We just welcomed a young volunteer, Anne-Sophie (18), from Quebec, who will be here for 3 months as well. She is going through a personalized discipleship program while serving along with us; pray that she will adjust to the environment and mature in her walk with the Lord during her time with us (Keegan, Marylin, Guy and Asaph)
3- Keegan; is a young Saint Lucian (27) who did his DTS last year in St Vincent and the Grenadines; as you may know he decided to join our staff as volunteer for the upcoming 2 years or so. For now keegan's responsibilities at the base are maintenance and he is being trained to take responsibility on the evangelism team. Pray for a smooth integration of keegan in the team and that the weekly coaching sessions with Guy will be effective and yield results to see him take greater responsibility and grow in maturity.
MINISTRY AT THE BASE
While the DTS is away we (Guy and the four above ) continued to serve the street people in collaboration with other ministries but also we visit the Juvenile Detention Center for boys on a regular basis. Guy also has one on one personalized discipleship sessions with volunteers and we are planing to continue the Prayer Station ministry every Friday with the help of local churches and volunteers when available. Pray for more commited volunteers
NEED FOR HOUSING
We are also busy seeking appropriate accommodation and setting up ministry for the teams visiting this Summer. Pray that we will be able to find proper accommodation this Summer with teams totaling over 60 people coming to minister and we are yet to secure appropriate housing for all. Please continue to pray for a permanent property for YWAM Saint Lucia. At this point we are more in need of partners willing to invest in the project as there are numerous options available.
- pray for ministry opportunities that will impact lives long term this Summer
SUMMER MISSIONS ADVENTURE 2016
This year's program is planned from July 31st to August 13th. The Summer Program is two dynamic weeks to help young people not only serve but also have a fun vacation. It integrates basic discipleship teachings, missions outreach and fun outings around the Island. The past 4 years has been a great success with participants from all over the Caribbean, North America and Europe.
- interested persons to complete the online application
- for appropriate accommodation and opportunities to serve.