June Romania Update!

June 26, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

I hope you are doing well! Can you believe that we are already at the end of June and the summer season has begun now? I hope it will be a refreshing and restful summer for you and your family.

Our team!

Our Team!

My DTS Outreach!
My heart was filled with so much joy when I found out that I would be going to Uganda for my outreach especially after my knee incident and not being able to go in December. I felt so very blessed by God to be a part of such an amazing team with Simeon, Ana Maria and Tanja as my leaders and also the other students Shayla, Elizabeth, Mihaela and Paul! The main part of our outreach was spent in Uganda and then the last few weeks we were in Romania where we helped at the YWAM base in Cluj, ministered to a church and evangelized. We all saw God miraculously move in so many incredible ways – 12 people received Christ as their Savior, some people got healed, the church was built up and so much more!

The Buvuma Islands, Uganda
We spent 2 ½ weeks at the Lingiria Island which is where the YWAM base is located on

With some precious children in Uganda!

With some precious children in Uganda!

the Buvuma Islands on Lake Victoria in Uganda. We had a wonderful time working with David and Catherine, their son Mark and also Mike who are missionaries there. We felt so welcomed by them and it was like a real family atmosphere. It was also a real blessing to see the immunization program that Abraham does in the islands as well. Throughout our time there we were able to do a lot of evangelism at different villages and at a crusade, help temporary relocate the base’s clinic and do a lot of teaching and prayer ministry at different churches and at a leadership conference.

Arua, Uganda
We spent a couple of weeks in a city called Arua which was located in the north-west part of the country. The YWAM base is much larger there but we also felt welcomed there as well. We were able to do a couple of particular things at the base and help with the children and teens program. Two of my highlights while we were there were when we went to the Compassion International project to minister to around 250 children there and also go to a refugee camp to reach out to the Sudanese people where we were able to speak a message of hope to them.

All throughout my time when I was in Uganda I noticed the hunger that people had for

God healed this woman's eyes!

God healed this woman’s eyes at the refugee camp in Uganda!

God to hear the gospel, to receive prayer and their simple faith to receive healing which was such an inspiration to me and it also encouraged me a lot to step out more to minister to people as well!

This was my first outreach that I can honestly say that I felt especially stretched so much of my comfort zone to speak at different places to not only share my testimony but also to even preach and teach for the first time. The Lord really stirred in my heart many times to share about His Father’s Heart so that became a huge part of the message that I spoke to people and to the church.
“For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” – Romans 8:15

DTS Graduation!
I just want to praise God that He sovereignty brings the destiny that He has on our lives

It was a joyful moment when I graduated and stood next to Emma who is the DTS director in Cluj!

It was a joyful moment when I graduated and stood next to Emma who is the DTS leader in Cluj!

come to pass! I really want to encourage you that no matter what obstacle you may encounter, distraction, huddle, interruption or trial that the enemy may try and bring into your life that God our Abba Father is so very faithful and nothing can stop the plan that the Lord has on our lives! This was a definitely lesson that God had taught me throughout my DTS journey especially with my outreach. It was such a joyous moment for me when I had received my DTS certificate on my graduation day on Friday June 13th along with seven other students from the YWAM base in Cluj, Romania!

Praise Reports!
• I praise God for opening up the doors for me to complete my DTS outreach in Uganda!
• I praise God for His faithfulness in bringing this season to pass with my DTS graduation!
• I praise God for His favor that now my American support can be handled through YWAM!

Prayer Requests:
• For God to continue to teach me key lessons to grow in Him and in ministry as I have now made the transition to serve with YWAM full-time to assist with teams, staff with future DTS schools and other ministry opportunities especially for open doors to reach out to the Roma gypsy communities which I believe is what God has been stirring in my heart for a long time.
• For God to continue to enlarge my heart for the nations and a deeper heart for intercession.
• For God to continue to bring me into deeper levels of intimacy with Him every single day.

I would like to thank-you for your continual prayers and encouragement. It means so much to me!

Blessings,
Andrea

My Contact info:
Address: Associatia Tineri Pentru Misiune , O.P.1, CP. 60, 54060, Târgu Mureş, Jud. Mures, Romania
My blog: https://romaniangirl98.wordpress.com/

Financial support can be sent to:
In Canada: (please have my name written on the memo line with my code WA15)
YWAM Project Funding, Box 57100, RPO East Hastings, Vancouver BC, V5K 5G6

In the States: (please have my name written on a separate paper – it cannot be on the cheque) – YWAM, PO Box 3000, Garden Valley, TX 75771-3000

 

About Andrea

I am from Whitby, Ontario. I have lived in Romania for 9 years as a missionary but I am currently in Canada on a sabbatical break at this time. I have also lived in South Korea for a year and I have also been to Russia, Uganda, Albania and the Czech Republic on short-term mission trips. In 2012, God also gave me an amazing opportunity to go to Mozambique for the Harvest Mission School with Iris Ministries as well. I love children, reaching out to people who are in need and vulnerable, I have a passion to fight against the injustice issue of human trafficking and to simply share the love of Jesus wherever I go. I also love cats too and I have a cat of my own named Minnie!
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