South Pacific Missions Update
|Here is an update on our missions work in the South Pacific over the last three months. What a wild ride this has been so far and we couldn’t do it without you!|
In January were able to teach many missionaries at the YWAM Kona campus. This night was very moving as Juan taught a group of 60 on mercy ministry as they prepared to do outreach to the poor in the local community.
This couple who just got married came at the end of their honeymoon to attend the campus training we were giving! We were honored and amazed at their commitment to their missionary calling together. Overall, we were able train 95 missionaries on this campus this January!
We traveled to minister at YWAM Samoa in February. What an incredible team of missionary islanders from Samoa and Fiji!
Due to the pandemic, Samoa just opened it’s borders three months before we arrived. This team of 55 was SO happy to have us come to pour into them and give practical tools to serve the Lord in missions. This campus was in the jungle and grew almost everything they ate. Their hard work and tenacity was inspirational.
In Whakatane, New Zealand we stayed at Titoke Healing Centre where we were asked to speak to the staff and local community. We concluded with a time of prayer and the Holy Spirit was moving as we laid hands on them. After that, some of the Maori people sang over us in their language, washed our feet, and anointed us with oil. We were so touched by their love as they made us a part of their family.
We were invited to train the team of 40 people at YWAM Furnace located in Tauranga, NZ. They are doing excellent work here reaching the local community with a mobile dental clinic, worship and prayer gatherings and sending out many missionaries on outreach to nations around the world.
Another amazing ministry of YWAM Furnace is YWAM Ships Aotearoa. This ship is named Koha which in Maori means “gift”. It was given to YWAM to use to do medical outreach and relief work throughout the pacific ocean. They have been doing excellent work recently wwith the people of Fiji.
In March, we worked with YWAM Matamata, NZ. They have a unique campus that is focused on families and invited us to teach at the All Generations Discipleship Training School.
This was our busiest week yet! We taught every morning and evening on topics like Mercy Ministry, Life Mapping, Goal Setting, Biblical Conflict Resolution and building a healthy team of partners. The 45 people we trained came from Singapore, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Germany, New Zealand and more.
PLEASE PRAY NOW!
1. Our next stint of ministry on the South Island of New Zealand.
Specifically pray for lives to be changed and missionaries to be empowered to reach the nations.
2. Rest and renewed energy to survive the fatigue of constant travel so we can be fresh with each new group.
3. God’s favor with communications as we coordinate our ministry schedule in Europe for later this year.
Because of your prayer and financial support we are seeing many lives touched. We are answering God’s call to the disciple the nations and are thankful we get to represent you as we serve together!
KEEP IN TOUCH!