Summer Adventure 2018
There is only one word to describe YWAM Saint Lucia's 2018 Summer Outreach...AWESOME! Ministry took place from July 27th to August 12th with 15 participants, and a team of 11 persons traveling to Guadeloupe. The first week of outreach took place in Saint Lucia and encompassed teachings on Evangelism: what constituted hard, thorny or good ground for witnessing, as well as strategies to witness to persons found within those categories. Students also had the opportunity to develop their own personal testimony in preparation for evangelism. The group enjoyed times of worship and intercession and also shared on key components of a godly character, as well as the Father heart of God. This was followed by various ministry activities in the form of prayer with the Saint Lucian citizenry in Central Castries, distribution of food to the homeless, drama, testimony and encouragement to those housed in homeless shelters, and praise and worship, prayer and encouragement for the elderly at the Marian Home.
The second phase of the outreach was held in Guadeloupe, where students had the opportunity to engage in planned ministry in Pointe-a-Pitre, as well as practice lifestyle evangelism as they toured the Memorial Acte Zoo Humaine. Students also encouraged and spoke with fellow tourists and locals at the beach and Cascade aux Ecrevisses (Crayfish Waterfall) and prayed for a young woman who owned a small paddle board business. Small groups dispersed along the streets of Pointe-a-Pitre to pray and witness to business persons, high school students on vacation, young professionals, as well as the elderly, sharing the love of God and His plan of redemption. The Saint Lucian team also had the opportunity to engage in a prayer walk along a street notorious for prostitution in Pointe-a- Pitre, believing for a turn around in the social and economic fabric of that community.
YWAM Saint Lucia was blessed with the warm and generous reception of YWAM Guadeloupe who provided a wonderful cultural exchange- praising and worshiping Jesus and fellowshipping in French, Creole and English, as well as exploring French culture through food. ‘Qu'il est agréable, qu'il est doux pour des frères de demeurer ensemble’- Psaume 133 :1. C'était un moment merveilleux !