The lecture phase is almost finished and the outreach phase will begin this Sunday for the DTS class 2015/2016. Wow, where does the time go?! The weeks of the lecture phase have been so enriching to be a part of the student’s journey with them and also encourage them along the way. It has been such a blessing to be able to mentor and disciple the students during this season, process with them during the small groups, take them on a prayer walk and also on the local outreaches. The worship and the
intercession times throughout the week have been amazing to seek God together, the 12 hour prayer time that we had this month was incredible and of course we were so blessed to have some amazing teachers come and pour into us.
It has also been a wonderful blessing from God to serve along the DTS staff at our base as well. On October 7th the staff met for prayer and waited on God to see where He would like us to go for the outreach. The Lord made it very clear to all of us that He has called us to go to the Czech Republic for the first 6 weeks and for 2 weeks in Craiova which is the newest YWAM base in Romania. The first time we sought God together for the outreach I still had Cambodia on my heart but I did hear God very clearly speak to me “not yet” and then the Lord spoke to me Europe and Romania. We as a staff sought the Lord a second time and it was at the time God spoke to me Czech Republic and Craiova so I can honestly say that I am at peace in my heart that this is where God is calling us to do the DTS outreach for this school.
We will spend half of our time at the YWAM Prague base and the other half
of our time at the YWAM Cheb base when we will be in the Czech Republic. The different ministries we will do are: human trafficking with woman, kids and youth clubs, homeless, Treasure Hunting (Holy Spirit led evangelism), English clubs, prayer walks, etc. I also think it will be really great to be able to join the YWAM Craiova base for a few weeks especially to encourage them and support them in their pioneering work and ministry they are doing there since they just opened up their base this year in June.
One thing that I’m extremely excited about is both of the YWAM bases in the Czech Republic have a human trafficking ministry where they minister to the women in the Red Light District area which is something that God has been really breaking my heart for over the last year or so. Wow, what an amazing door that God has opened up and I have no idea what it will even be like but my heart is waiting with so much anticipation to see what God is going to do during this time!
I know deep in my heart that I am a daughter of God, His princess and He
is my Abba Father. I feel very overwhelmed now when I think about it of who I am in Christ and I am so very grateful that my relationship with Him is so much closer with a deeper level of intimacy than it was before and I am finally learning to see myself as God sees me too. I also believe in my heart that God has given me a burning passion to see people healed, restored and released into their full destiny the Lord has on their lives as sons and daughters of God especially those who are poor, hurting, vulnerable specifically those who are trapped in the injustice issue of human trafficking.
God has put it on my heart go to the YWAM base in Amsterdam next year in April for a six weeks training course called Shine Seminar which focuses on human trafficking so I’m extremely grateful that God has already opened up the doors to begin to do ministry with these precious and beautiful daughters of God who are trapped in the injustice issue of human trafficking. It is my prayer that God will give me His deep heart of compassion for them, I will be able to minister His love to them in some way that make a lasting impact but not because of me but because of Jesus.
Over the last couple of years God has continued to increase His heart for the importance of discipleship and to mentor people to be able to grow deeper in their walk with the Lord. It is my heart’s desire to continue to pour into our DTS students during this season so when Florin who is my base leader told me that I would be leading the outreach team I honestly felt overwhelmed because I know how stretching it will be yet at the same time I believe God has chosen me to do this because I want to be available for Him.
On Sunday December 6th we will fly to Prague, we’ll be in the Czech Republic for 6 weeks and then the last two weeks we will be in Craiova, Romania until January 31st. The total cost for the outreach is 1,200 Euro ($1,700 CAD). Would you please prayerfully consider sowing a seed into this outreach? I honestly cannot do this alone but I need people like you to join with me in your prayers and to sow a financial seed so I can completely be there for the students during this outreach and disciple them in this season.
Here are some prayer requests that you could be praying for during our time there:
• For God’s provision for every team member including any of our visiting staff throughout the outreach.
• For God’s protection as we travel to the Czech Republic, throughout the country and during our time in Craiova, Romania
• For close unity along our outreach team and for us to have a good connection with our contacts there.
• For God to give us creative ideas and His heart of how to go about doing the different ministries with the people that we will serve there along the children, youth, the homeless, with the people on the street when we do evangelism through Treasure Hunting (Holy Spirit led evangelism), the women in the Red Light district and the churches.
• For God to bring His Kingdom, His light into the darkness and His presence wherever we go throughout our outreach.
• For us to be sensitive to hear God’s voice clearly, to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and for the Lord to use us to speak prophetically into people’s lives.
• For God to bring salvation, healing and a transformation to come into people’s lives that we will minister to.
• For God to bring an encouragement to the missionaries and the churches both in the Czech Republic and in Craiova, Romania.
• For God to give us His heart for the nation of Czech Republic and for Romania while we will be at the three different cities (Prague, Cheb and Craiova)
I would really appreciate your prayers that God will give me His heart as I lead the team, for wisdom, discernment, for sensitivity that I will hear His voice clearly and I would be in step with the leading by His Holy Spirit, for courage and boldness especially that I will not allow fear and insecurity to hold me back, my confidence and dependence will be completely on the Lord during this time. I will also have a teachable, humble and servant’s heart as I lead as well.
I would like to thank you for all of your prayers while we will be in the Czech Republic and also in Craiova, Romania for the DTS outreach. If you are on facebook and you are interested in getting our updates during the outreach we have a facebook group. Please let me know if you are interested in getting our updates and I would be more than happy to add you to our group.
Thanks so much and God bless you!
If you would like to give a financial gift, any 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