The YWAM base where I serve at in Târgu Mureş, Romania receives a lot of outreach teams especially groups that are doing their DTS outreach and sometimes also groups from churches as well. We recently had a DTS outreach team from the YWAM Sjellebro base from Denmark. They arrived when I was in Canada on Wednesday January 7th and they stayed at the base until Saturday January 31st. I had missed their first week they were in Romania because I was in Canada but their last two weeks here I had a wonderful time getting to know this amazing team.
On their team there were ten people (five guys and five girls). There was four staff on this
team and six DTS students. There was also a mixture of nationalities on their team as well. The staff on this team was: Miriam who was from Denmark, Caleb who was from the United States, Christopher who was from Denmark and Gurli who was also from Denmark. The students on this team was: Janis who was from Latvia, Abby who was from the United States, Mette who was from Denmark, Simon who was from Denmark, Jessica who was from Denmark but originally from Slovakia and Mike who was from Greece.
During the team’s 3 ½ weeks they served at the YWAM base in Târgu Mureş, Romania they were kept very busy with doing a number of ministry activities. They did everything from ministering at the local churches, street evangelism, and prayer walks, reaching out to the Roma gypsy villages, conversational English classes at the high schools, coffee house ministry, they led worship at the base and they also blessed our YWAM staff and DTS class with a delicious Danish dinner too!
Another ministry involvement this team really blessed the YWAM base where I serve at is they were a huge help and they fully committed to being involved with the 24 hour prayer time that we had at the base from Wednesday January 28th that started at 8:30am until Thursday January 29th that ended at 9:30am. For me personally I was so blessed by God from them especially with their involvement with the 24 hour prayer time because I ended up organizing it and it was my first time to do that so their help was a huge blessing beyond what I could put into words.
The 24 hour prayer time was truly an incredible time that we all had with the Lord at the YWAM base with all of the staff, students and the Denmark team as we sought the Lord together during that time. We also had prayer stations that we set up that we got to seek the Lord more specifically at those stations. The different stations were: 1) prayer cards for each individual people to write encouraging notes for everyone, 2) “taste and see that the Lord is good” or “dining with Jesus”, 3) a poster paper for each YWAM base to write prophetic words and prayers (YWAM Târgu Mureş and YWAM Sjellebro), 4) prayer for the nations that included different individual country cards for the nations that were represented and a world map, 5) the cross, 6) a creative arts station and 7) to pray for the different injustices issues in the world (e.g. human trafficking).
I loved that we were able to start all together as one big group with prayer and worship on
Wednesday morning, then on Wednesday evening we had an amazing worship and prayer time that was led by the Denmark team and we ended all together on Thursday morning with a time of prayer. Then in between those group times together that we had everyone took individual hourly prayer slots to cover the 24 hour prayer time.
I am so very grateful for the opportunity that I had to meet this incredible team from Denmark and I have truly been very blessed beyond what I can possibility put into words of how they have touched my life and everyone else’s lives here at the base where I serve. I am so thankful that God had put it on their hearts to come to Romania for part of their DTS outreach and I already miss all of them so much so I hope that they will come back to Romania someday again soon!