Thank you so much everyone for your love and support through out this time, it has certainly gone a very long way....Thank you.
As a young missionary I will say that I have learnt more now than when I first began this journey. It’s not easy as some of us may know it, but the experiences, the adventure and the wonderful people that you come into contact with turn the challenges into testimonies of God’s goodness. I want to extend a warm heart felt thank you to you. Yes you, the individuals God used to bless me for this trip. Without you being obedient this trip might not have been possible. I pray that the Lord will bless you in the same manner which you blessed me.
Dominican Republic DTS Outreach
I had the privilege again to lead the DTS outreach in the Dominican Republic with Nicole. God started amazing me even before we left St. Lucia, just by the way that He provided for me for the trip and also the YWAM Caribbean Staff Conference in ways that I could’ve never thought of. He continued to prove Himself as my Jehovah Jireh, my faithful God and all I have to continue to do is trust Him.
On our trip one of the things which stood out to me was the language of LOVE. On our team, there wasn’t one person that was able to speak Spanish “that well,” we tried our best though, trust me, we tried. But in spite of our limited Spanish we were able to reach out to persons, especially the children with love. They were definitely not able to understand our English, we barely understood their Spanish, but they understood the language of LOVE and responded to it. (The greatest language is not English, it is not Spanish neither French, but it is LOVE, and everyone understands it.)
We were blessed to spend some time in a village named Alias Pina, where God used that time to show me what a real servant heart is like. I spent some time looking at our host Mary. Mary was a staff on the base at YWAM Santo Domingo; she spent some time in Africa and during her time, felt that God was calling her back to her village to work with the children. Mary has such great faith, even when the situation seems a little impossible, she believed and trusted God. I can clearly remember hearing her saying, “un nombre de Jeshua,” and that which almost seemed impossible becomes possible. She showed me that even when I don’t have the support I need around me that God is with me and there’s no need to complain or fuss but just trust God.
We were able to make great friendships with persons but, most of all with our YWAM family on the base in Santo Domingo.
On our return to St. Lucia, the following week the students graduated. We thank God that all five of them were able to.
On July 31st to August 13th, we hosted our fifth annual YWAM Missions Adventure, where we had six participants, Karyn from Canada, Tamara, Nicole and Rae Ann from St.Lucia and Caleb from St.Lucia, being the only male. Unlike the previous years, we had a very small team this year, but God did not seize to do what He had to in the lives of the participants. They were exposed to doing ministry with the homeless shelter, the elder home and the boys training center, which was new to most of them. The program was fun and each participant left the program with something to strengthen their faith in Christ.
We welcomed three teams on the shores of this island, two from YWAM Kansas City and the other from Trinidad. I was blessed with the privilege to lead the team from Trinidad, which was such a wonderful experience. I saw God break down yokes of shyness in the lives of the youth and equip them with boldness in just a matter of days. The fear of speaking out or sharing in public turned to willingness.
Please pray for Nicole, my fellow staff sister who will be going to do the Bible Core Course in Costa Rica on the 22nd of this month, where she will be learning to study the bible inductively.
- Pray for God’s provision for her as she is still missing $10,000EC from the $15,000EC that she needs in order to complete this course.
- Peace as she travels that she will be able to adjust well.
- For God’s protection over her life
- Continued good health
3. I would like to apologize for the lateness of my newsletter, it is due to the inconvenience of my computer, which fell and has lately decided to give up on me and not perform her duties properly. Please pray:
- That God provides a laptop for me as soon as possible
4. We are in the slower phase here at the base and we’re busy putting things in place for the upcoming DTS in January of 2017. Keegan and I are the ones in charge of promoting the DTS, please pray:
- For divine favor as we go, that we will receive opportunities to promote the program.
- For wisdom
- For strength
- And endurance