(I wrote this newsletter 3 weeks ago but I forgot to post it on my blog the day I wrote it).
October 10, 2016
Hello Family and Friends,
I hope you are doing well! Happy Thanks-giving to everyone in Canada! It is so hard to believe how quickly time passes by and we are already in the month of October.
My Summer Highlights in Canada
When I went to the YWAM Amsterdam base this spring for the Shine Seminar which is a 6 week training course on human trafficking God spoke to me at the end of my time there to return to Canada at the end of June, to spend the summer there to rest and connect with people and then in the fall He is going to open up the doors for next season to begin in my life. On June 29th I took a bus from Romania and flew to Canada the next day and for the very first time Minnie (my cat) also came with me as well which was something that was completely new for the both of us and my heart was filled with so much gratitude of how God took care of everything.
I honestly cannot remember when I had spent the whole summer months in Canada so it had definitely been a very long time maybe even 10 years so it was really great to have a bit of a break this summer just to rest and connect with people in Canada and of course spend time with my family as well. Some of the highlights that God gave me this summer are: doing a joint Canada Day and 4th of July BBQ celebration, family reunions including meeting two of my cousins babies, going swimming, attended the Kingdom Bound Christian festival in New York, attended two human trafficking awareness events and being able to share about my journey at a worship and prayer event. It was such a joy to spend time with my family and to reconnect with so many of my friends and supporters as well!
Sent Off With Love
It was a real blessing from God to be able to connect with my home church in Canada (Christian Life Centre) this summer in Canada. It was wonderful to be able to meet some new people and also reconnect with people I have known for years. My heart is filled with gratitude for God giving me an opportunity to be able to share at my home church on Sunday September 18th a bit of an update of what I am doing now in missions and then they prayed for me as well.
On Friday September 23rd I was able to have a prayer send off at my Mom’s house with a small group of 9 people that came out to hear a bit of my journey of where God has me right now and to pray for me before I left for the YWAM LA base on September 24th. It was a really encouraging evening just to be able to reconnect with some people and have a time to pray together too.
”Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
A New Season in my Life
On July 21st I received my acceptance to attend the SOMD (School of Ministry Development) this fall at the YWAM LA base. It is YWAM secondary school on leadership training that I am now a part of. I flew to Los Angeles, California on September 24th and the school runs until December 18th. There is a two-month optional outreach afterwards but I’m still praying and waiting on God on this.
I absolutely love my class! There are 17 students (10 girls and 7 guys), in my class including myself, plus our school leader and 3 staff and we are from six different nations (Canada, United States, Tajikistan, Sweden, The Netherlands and Kenya). I already feel like we are becoming like a family as I am seeing God is really bringing unity to our class which is such an answer to prayer! I am so very excited to be a part of this class even though I am the oldest student I don’t want it to allow it to affect our relationships in the class because I don’t think age should matter. I am already so very encouraged to see everyone’s passion and desire to seek God with all of their hearts and also to hear of all of their huge dreams that God has given to them.
I am so very excited for what God has in store during this season. It is my deepest heart’s desire to have heart that is completely teachable, transparent and one that is a 100% yes to Jesus in whatever He wants to do during this time and in my future especially with growing not only more in my leadership skills but also in my character and in deeper levels of intimacy with my Abba Father as well.
- I praise God for giving me a time this summer to rest and to reconnect with people.
- I praise God for everyone who has been encouraging me to keep running in the vision and call that God has on my life which means so much to me.
- I praise God for opening the door for me to come to the YWAM LA base for the SOMD School.
- For God to teach me daily to learn how to walk in the freedom and in the authority as His child.
- For God to teach me to let go and to completely trust in Him more during this “training” season.
- For God to speak to me and give me clarity of what the next season may look like in my life.
My Contact info:
Address: Andrea Weber (Fall 2016 SOMD), Youth With A Mission Los Angeles, 1141 Osborne Street, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342, USA
My blog: https://heart4nations.com/ – Please check it out for the NEW updates!
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