Oh Thanksgiving. God bless you.
We had the blessing of helping make dinner for our base and a few of our Irish friends from local churches. It was so awesome to feed such unsuspecting Irish! We even got to explain what pie (yes PIE) was to one of our locals here. We ate our fill and thought of home the whole time.
A few weeks ago we had the blessing of having Maged "The Egyptian", base director of YWAM Kings Lodge in England come and speak on our DTS. He was such an encouraging man of God and the second of our speakers from that base. After spending some time with Maged we felt God asking us to think about heading to his base for our Thanksgiving weekend. Within a few days the Lord provided the extra finances to fly, sleep, eat and stay at the base for less than $100 round trip for the both of us....what?!
While in England our previous speaker, Johnny and his family, hosted us and showed us the charming town of Noneaton, not far from Nottingham and Shakespeares Globe Theatre to give you an idea of how majestic it was. We got to visit their amazing base and see how YWAM runs with a base that large. It was a refreshing weekend and we were so encouraged and filled by our friends. We were able to gain some more perspective on God's vision for us within YWAM long term and had our hope stirred for just how many possiblities there are for leadership and growth within this organization.
We have two weeks left before we fly out for Morocco. TWO WEEKS!
Excuse me while I go crap my pants.
Don't get me wrong, we are so excited to minister in such an amazing place, but this time has flown by! While in Morocco we will be spending a lot of time with university students, and possibly some young mothers. Mostly we will be developing relationships and spending time in discipleship with an eager and broken Muslim nation. Our contact home will be limited to email and mostly pictures but we will do our best to express the work God is doing with his beloved Morocco. If you do not currently subcribe to our updates via email and would like to be added to our list please contact me via facebook before we leave as our blog and facebook will not be active during that time.
We still need to raise about $2000 to cover our outreach, but we know our God will provide through His people. We are also looking forward to and praying about our ministry after outreach once we head home. We still feel led to staff with YWAM Yosemite and have a deep peace about God using us in the community of Oakhurst, at least for now. We will make ourselves available to any of you who would like to Skype or Facetime us regarding questions you may have about our future in missions, or even just to pray for you. If you want to be a part of the work God is doing visit our support site here. Tax deductible donations can be made before the end of the tax year to Singing Waters Christian Center with a note attached stating our names. Checks can be sent to
Singing Waters Christian Center
PO Box 1544
Avalon, CA 90704
For now, we will listen to Christmas music and dream of our families and friends decorating their trees and houses for the season. Somehow Morocco isn't the first place I think of when I think of Christmas. I knew this would be a part of our DTS, missing home for the holidays, but I couldn't aniticipate just how hard. If I really think about it though, I'm sharing the love of my Jesus, what He came to earth to do, and why we celebrate Christmas and His birth in the first place. That to me, makes it not only worth it, but makes it the whole point.
To those of you who faithfully read, support and pray, thank you. You're as much a part of this as we are. May God bless you and exceed all expectations this week.