One of the highlights of my year so far was getting to be on a house building team with the founder of Youth With A Mission, Loren Cunningham.
University of the Nations Workshop Thanks to a good friend having some work he needed done, I was able to earn some money last month and go to a conference open to every YWAMer. Every 2 years, as many as are able get together to share about what God has done, what doors he is opening, and just to meet and interact with the amazing people that make up YWAM and the University of the Nations. I was able to see people I hadn't seen for years, as well as to meet and interact with people who have been leading YWAM since it's very early years. It was a very encouraging time that was just what I needed after a long year and a half since leaving Denver and setting out to see where God was leading me next.
Homes of Hope
YWAM San Diego/Baja has a ministry where they host teams that come down to Tijuana to work with impoverished working families to build a home on a piece of land they have purchased. I was blessed to be able to jump onto one of these projects after the conference finished. The family I built for was a husband and wife, 5 kids, and 1 grandchild. Alberto, the father, was ecstatic that they would be able to have a concrete floor, walls, and beds for all the kids. It was great to work beside him as well.
Since the 90's, thousands of families have been able to own their own home due to the many generous people that have worked on these projects. This particular build team was made up of businessmen, YWAM staff, and advisory board members for the UofN. It was great to rub shoulders with these men and women of God.
Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter, pray for me, and for joining me for the adventure God has me on! I made lots of great contacts at this conference, so hopefully I will have news soon as to where I am going and what I am doing next.
I didn't take this picture, nor did it look like a desert, but when I crossed into Colorado, it felt refreshing to be back.
Well after thousands of miles driven, I arrived in Colorado last week. A final stop for some R&R and seeking the Lord before I dive into my next season. I'm still not super clear on where the Lord is leading me, but it is now decision time. I would really appreciate your prayers this month as I make decisions! I've included some specifics below. As summer draws to a close, I pray that everyone has enjoyed friends and family this summer, and that the new season brings many new blessings!
Prayer requests: 1) Specific vision - with clear vision comes fewer options and easier choices, as well as motivation! 2) Provision/Encouragement - I believe that God wants to provide for me to get an education and serve him, but it is hard to see how sometimes. 3) Peace - In times when I am not sure of my way, I really rely on the Lord to reassure me that he is in this process. 4) A new camera - In June I felt led to give away the camera I had. I didn't realize how much I relied on it to take note of the world around me and communicate with others.
Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter, pray for me, and for joining me for the adventure God has me on!