I've had many different experiences throughout the length of my life. This has been and continues to be the most incredible one to date. I am writing you through what I have lived and what I continue to experience:
As YWAM international we have set ourselves the goal to end bible poverty; getting a Bible in every home on the planet. We as YWAM Mazatlan have started distributing to all of the homes of our city. As base, including other volunteers from our current Carnaval Outreach, we distributed 3,656 bibles in just 2 days! This brings our grand total to 22,214 Bibles given to homes and families here in Mazatlan.
When I was 4, my dad was training a group of young men teaching them rappelling techniques (vertical descent). When I saw what they were doing, I asked my dad if I could do it as well and he said, "Yes." He explained to me how the system worked and I practiced in a flat area. Then he took me to the place we were going to descend from; it was only a 17 ft drop, but for a 4 year old kid, it felt like the top of the highest mountain! As soon as I stood on the edge, I was overcome by fear and I froze, "Is the rope strong enough? What if the harness breaks? What if I do something wrong and fall?" My mind was filled with all these questions. I started to cry and told my dad, "I can't, I can't do it." My dad fixed his eyes on mine and said, "If you believe you can't do it, you are right, the same way you'll be right if you believe you can. You can do it, I'm here, I'm holding you." His words and conviction filled me with courage and confidence, the fear diminished, and I took the first step into the void believing I could do it. With every step I took I was less afraid; I didn't just believe, I knew I could do it.
I could be.
The "I could be's" are one of the enemy’s biggest assaults on YWAMers, I think. If he can get us thinking with I could be, then he’s luring us in.
I could be finished college by now.
I could have my own car.
I could be paying my own phone bill and rent and groceries, instead of having other people pay it for me.