My ministry school began on Tuesday. There are around 700 students attending this school. It is both exciting and overwhelming to sit in a room with this many believers who are longing to make room for the move of God. The mission of this church and school is revival, to see His kingdom come here on earth. After spending much time in the prayer room last year praying for revival in our nation, I see this time as a gift and a tool to prepare me for reaping in the harvest of countless prayers.
As far as longer term vision, I am looking to take the training I have received in this area and many others and disciple long term missionaries to be sent out to the hard places. My desire is to see young people with intimacy, fire, and integrity bring the light of Christ into the dark places.
I believe that all ministry should come out of the secret place of prayer and intimacy. From that place, we have received the equipping (anointing) and the heart for that which what we are called. This anointing is to be like a fire in our bones that we cannot hold back. With that fire we are to be His hands and feet in this world, serving, touching, reaching, just as Christ did. I also feel it is so important that we walk in the holiness and purity the Bible clearly calls us to, and desire to challenge young people in this area.
I feel this church/school is equipping me for the longer term vision the Lord is giving me. Only time will tell how all this pans out, but this is what He has placed upon this heart.
Thought, questions, comments?
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My road trip began on Wednesday with a stop in Dallas to see my brothers and sisters and give each niece a nephew one (well maybe more than one) last squeeze. I was blessed to see some sweet new and old friends along the way in El Paso and Palm Springs. And after 30 hours in my car, I have safely arrived at my new home in Redding, CA. It is beautiful, and so good to be with my good friends Holly and Mel, who along with 3 other girls will be my roommates.
I am so grateful for the peace and joy I feel during this time of transition.
The house is great and the backyard is WONDERFUL. It is nice and cool today. Come on Fall!!
Just to recap.
I will be here for nine months serving as well as plugging into a School of Ministry. I have not left YWAM Tyler. I am just learning and gleaning from an incredible church, and hopefully taking back what I learn at the end of this season. I am so blessed to be released and even encouraged by my leadership into this incredible opportunity.
continued grace, peace, and joy for the transition
favor with relationships and connections I make here
the Lord’s guidance in how to best serve Him in this place
finances for the move/tuition costs
*the joy of the Lord as my strength
*that He makes all things new
*my nieces and nephews who continually teach me and make me smile
*my brother who is exceptionally kind and easy to talk to
*my other brother who is ridiculously generous to me and a bit overprotective
*my sister in law who goes to david crowder concerts with me and so much more…
*my sister who is and always has been my best friend
*my brother in law’s servant heart and ability to make me laugh, mostly at myself
*my dad’s humility and desire to serve the Lord and everyone else
*my mom’s hunger for the truth and to see people’s lives touched by the Lord
*this summer and the opportunities it has brought
*the future and the good things on the horizon
*incredible friendships/relationships, I am baffled by the goodness of God in this area
*the Holy Spirit that continues to fill my sometimes empty and weary soul
*the Father who lavishes me with good gifts
*Jesus who has all things underneath His feet, comforting since most things are above my head
*plus more (yes, Sarah, you can sing this too…)