Geertje, on May 14, 2018 12:05:04 PM
I’ve had celiac disease my whole life but didn’t find out until about 7 years ago, when my body began to shut down. Little did I know I had been eating something that was considered poison to my body for so long and it was negatively affecting my immune system. Long story short, it was very serious. If I ate gluten, even just a bite, I would pass out. My body just couldn't handle it. Going into my DTS this allergy was a huge stressor for me. I was stressed about how I was going to eat on outreach, how I was going to make meals work here on base, and at times, it's exhausting to feel like people have to accommodate you for every meal.
Welcome to the April Director's Update.
This month I want to focus on our "twins" ministry. You may be familiar with one, and chances are you've heard of the other, but did you know they were "twins"?
Josh and Geertje, on Mar 9, 2018 3:13:44 PM
Throughout my life, I have had a natural-born desire to engage in things that intrigue me; I am curious to learn new skills, travel to unknown places, and do things that change the world. But as I look back, I tend to step back and become apathetic as soon as I was asked to commit. Right at the moment when my free time and my go-with-the-flow attitude was compromised, I found myself running towards the next new thing.
Welcome to our March Director’s Update. I look forward to sharing with you the highlights of our Carnaval outreach as well as show you the progress made on our property expansion.
“A couple weeks ago during base intercession we were praying for Carnaval and for the people. God kept giving me this name Alex, and he told me that she had pain in her legs, so since then I’ve been praying for her. Last night at one point I looked across the street and saw a lady with a small child. We walked over and I asked her what her name was and she said it was Alejandra, and I got chills because I knew this was the woman who God placed on my heart. So I asked her if she had any pain in her legs and she said, “yes and in my feet too.”
Welcome to the first Director’s Update for the year. I’m looking forward to using this time to keep you up-to-date on the latest happenings here at YWAM Mazatlan.
This morning YWAM Mazatlan staff and students representing 24 countries prayed for our beautiful nation of Mexico. We drew out a giant map of Mexico, got on our knees and prayed over all 32 states: prophesying that out of these places missionaries will be sent to every country on earth.
When God told me to do the Art Evangelists School, I had no idea what to expect. I had just gotten
back from a year-long stint in Chile where I was teaching English in a small elementary school. Art
was the last thing on my mind. I stumbled across the website on accident and God spoke to me in
that moment. He spoke deeply to my heart, "I created you an artist and you are doing nothing because you are scared to risk it all.”