In June from the 22nd to the 26th, the YWAM Târgu Mureş base where I serve we were very blessed with Missions Adventures team from Norway. The YWAM base this team was connected to is in Kristiansand called Skjœrgårdsheimen and it was a youth group that was sent from the church which was Normisjon Vennesla bedehus. There were eleven youth on this team (5 boys and 6 girls) and three staff (a girl from the YWAM base, their youth leader and another leader from the church along with his young son).
During their time they spent at our base they were quite busy and they served in various ways throughout the three full days they were here. The first morning we had an orientation at the base and then we took them on a prayer walk in the city. The rest of the time in Târgu Mureş the team did some work projects at the base, prayed for the patients at the local cancer hospital, loved on the children at the Cold Valley Roma gypsy village and we had a time to do a Holy Spirit led evangelism called “Treasure Hunting”.
I was really encouraged to see how the youth stepped out of their comfort zones especially when they prayed out loud for the first time in public and also to see how they heard God’s voice for the first time when we waited on God when we did the Treasure Hunting. I definitely would love to continue to do the Treasure Hunting with every team and also for the DTS as well because it is really encouraging to be able to grow in a deeper understanding in hearing God’s voice and then stepping out and being led by His Spirit during the time of evangelism. I also would love to start doing Missions Adventure from our base because I believe it will be able to mobilize more Romanians into missions and they can start doing it right in their home country.
Highlights from the team:
Here is what Kristian (he is the youth leader on the team) wrote about his team’s experience:
“There were many highlights from our days in Târgu Mureş! We especially enjoyed the trip to Cold valley and playing with the kids there. The girls especially loved that. Many of our youth also had lots of good experiences with praying at the hospital. Many of them had little or no experience with praying out loud for people but all of them took giant steps in their walk with God. They prayed out loud, they stopped someone and prayed for them on the street and they learned a lot about hearing God’s voice and about serving people and God. We enjoyed our time at the base, and we are so grateful for your hospitality! God Bless you.”