Some new and oh so exciting things!
This week has been such a great one! The school had an amazing teaching on Lordship, and i definitely got a lot out of it as well. Learning how to truly lay down your WHOLE life is incredibly scary and exciting! I am loving Perth life, getting to know more people around base, getting into the groove of business and having a blast with all of these amazing students. I’m loving one-on-one’s, small groups, intercession times, school bbq’s, evangelism and clusters! God has given me so much grace and strength these past few weeks, it’s been amazing. I have learned so much just by going through everyday, listening to the teaching and opening myself up to hear God’s voice, it’s been incredible the things he’s speaking! Summer has been pretty mild here, definitely some hot days, but a lot more breezy ones, and i’m loving it! Summer has never been my favorite, but Australia has been very kind to us this year. :)
Other exciting news, we are FINALLY moving into our new base! It is such an amazing testimony of God’s provision and blessing! YWAM Perth has been praying into these buildings for the last 27 years, and it is so incredible that i get to be here during such a crucial part of their vision as a base. The building itself is beautiful, we all can’t wait until it is fully up and running! It is a daily reminder of how big our God is! I love it!
The next steps for me are leading towards outreach! SO excited! I along with Quenton, Romano and Rachel will be leading a team of 17 students to Bangladesh for 4 weeks before heading off to London and getting all mixed up and spread into 6 separate teams throughout the city. Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with 86.9% of the population being Muslim and less then .05% being Christian. I thank God that he is sending me to a place that is so ready to hear his Word! In the next few weeks i plan on informing you all more on the status of the countries i am visiting, starting with Bangladesh, to give you more of an idea of the ministry we will be participating in while there.
Lastly, i would love to encourage you all to continue to pray into my finances! I will need to raise around $4,500 AUD for outreach in the next 4 weeks! God is bigger then any dollar amount (as you can see by our amazing new base), so i would love to have you partner along side me in prayer or if you feel lead, financial support! The word that God keeps giving me during this stage in my life is in Psalm 27:14, “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” I believe that God has something amazing planned for the next few months and all i need to do is wait on him, be expectant and have faith that he will provide! Take heart! God has it under control! Thank you all so much again for your support, both in prayer and finance. You are a continual blessing and i know that i wouldn’t be where i am now without your prayers.
I love you all!
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Thank you so much again!