How, then, can they call on the name of the one they have not believed in?
And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?
And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dreams and Vision

To say that my experiences have been life-changing would be an enormous understatement. 
I would even go as far as to say that I am a completely different person because of the events of the past two years of my life.
And that's what a personal encounter and relationship with Jesus does.
For 3 months of the past two autumns, I lived in Florida, learning about Jesus and who he was and is and what that means for me and for the rest of the world. I learned what ministry really is and I have been given a passion for the things on the Lord's heart. The question is no longer how I can see my own dreams become reality, but how I can help to make God's dreams come true.
This adventure has taken me to 3 different countries to share the hope of Jesus Christ with people who don't know him.
In South Africa, my team was able to teach clean water technology - how to build a rain catchment tank - to local people there. It has since been replicated in the community.
In Mozambique, we loved the orphans. We visited and prayed for sick infants. We prayed for the church alive in the middle of a waste dump.
In Southeast Asia, we made friends and shared the gospel on university campuses and in cities. We were able to give medical supplies and audiobibles to people who were completely unreached with the gospel. People who did not even have a word for Jesus in their language. We prayed for, loved, and touched the lepers that had been cast out of society to a village far in the mountains.
I think the greatest revelation of God's love has come not when he has showed me something personally. But that he sent me. God's love is so extravagant that he sent me across oceans to reach his children. God has already paid the highest price but yet he goes to such lengths to encounter each one of us. He desires each and every one.

I am so grateful for the discipleship and the experiences that I have had with YWAM Orlando.
God has called me back again to be full-time staff for 2 years! I am so excited to be a part of what God is doing there.
YWAM Orlando is igniting, equipping and launching a movement of passionate, dedicated young people to the ends of the earth with the light of the gospel.
I myself have been sent. And now I am privileged to work in a community that is discipling young people and sending them out into the nations.
YWAM Orlando is committed to sending people to the hardest and darkest, least-reached and least-evangelized nations of the world.
Check out this video about the vision that God has given YWAM Orlando