New found revelation and passion: Jesus!
My life has been radically transformed with a renewed heart and desire for more of God in my life. I have officially been here for more than 2 months and I feel more in love with the Creator of the universe than I ever have. Having finished my assessing course as well as leadership classes, we have welcomed the students to Brisbane with open arms and have already seen amazing things take place! Let me share God’s faithfulness 🙂
Since the beginning of the DTS, we have been praying for 12 students to come and join this school. PRAISE REPORT #1: Our 11th student just arrived on Monday from Mexico! He is such a blessing and seems to be adjusting very well with the rest of the team 🙂 PRAISE REPORT #2: We just welcomed a wonderful woman who has been living on base with her husband for the past few years. He is currently apart of another school on base so she decided over the weekend to do a DTS as well! Wow. God is faithful and full of provision. Our first weekend as a DTS, we adventured to Lamington National Park to go camping and share our testimonies to get to know each other! But it dumped buckets and God wanted to feed the weeds SO we left after a wet and uncomfortable night to finish sharing our testimonies in Brisbane at our base. Our team is phenomenal and it’s obvious that in each of their lives, God has a purpose, plan, and brought them here for a reason! Wow. Now we are in our second week of lectures learning about Prayer, Intercession, and Hearing the Voice of God. Last week was Character and Nature of God. So good!
I have been asking God often lately why He has placed me specifically in this suburb, Mitchelton, in Brisbane, Australia. Yet again, though, He has been faithful in imparting His understanding and wisdom on me. I have been getting more and more connected into a local church and have been presented the opportunity to serve them and be apart of their connect groups! Already have made new friends and connections with the women there and so keen to meet more people to learn and grow from! PRAISE REPORT #3: A few friends and I went to a local Christian book store on the weekend and God divinely brought a wonderful woman into my life with a passionate heart for Jesus! God told her to speak with me and we eventually exchanged emails to connect over coffee again! As I asked the question of “Why Mitchelton?”, God was quick to reply.
A few weekends ago, a large group of us YWAM’ers went to hear Todd White speak for a few hours and WOW God was faithful in showing up. As we were in a time of worship, I began praying for a man’s knee. Now, I don’t often pray for healings but God has been teaching me so much about how much authority God has placed over me so I began walking out in it! PRAISE REPORT #4: Once I was done praying, God healed this older man’s knee and he started crying! So amazing. His son obviously told him to test it and, sure enough, he was doing things he couldn’t do in over 5 years! So amazing. They then directed me to this older man’s wife to pray for her lungs and digestion. Not sure what the result of that was but they wanted to keep in touch so they gave me their information! Praise the Lord. So encouraged.
As the school has started, we have been involved in local community trash picking, listening to lectures about the Character and Nature of God and Prayer, planning times of intercession and worship, spending time in worship, mentoring and guiding our students, interceding everyday for our students and for global affairs, beginning to plan for our outreaches, and everyday logistical work for the school. Everyday day is packed with things to get done. We have also been reading through the bible!
Thank you for taking the time to read this tidbit of my life. Strongly missing that beginning of fall smell in Kelowna but I can’t complain. Still looking for a few more monthly sponsors to get me prepared for outreach in a few months! Email me personally for any questions regarding what I’m doing and how I can pray for you!