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Here I Go Again

Here I Go Again

After my time in Mexico, I thought "I'm done. I'm called home and going to finish my degree because this is what God wants. No I will not staff YWAM and no I will not do a secondary school.".

Well... that's not entirely true. I had been limited God and what He wanted for me.

At the beginning of this year, my dad came to me and said, "I really thought you would have been gone by now. Like doing more missions or more with YWAM." and then later, that same day my mom came up to me and said, "Have you ever considered doing something else with YWAM?? I see you doing another school.". My initial thoughts were, "Did you just talk to dad??" and she replied that she hadn't so I took it as a sign from God to look into doing something this year. I wasn't quite sure what I was called to do, so I looked around. I looked into being summer staff for Youth Works and/or Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters, as well as maybe a YWAM.I looked over their applications and came to the decision that both were not for me this year.

In my quiet time, in all of this, I wrote to Jesus:

"Where do you want me to go? What do you want me to do? God please direct me in this."

His response to me was:

"Relax, Breathe, I'm with you and will lead you."

I looked into other YWAM schools. 2 had stuck out to me. The first was Word by Heart and the second was School of Evangelism (SOE).

Word by Heart was a school that took you through different leaders in the bible and being about to relate their stories to the gospel and to your own life. You would, by the end of the school, have your own 90 min presentation of the gospel. At first I thought that this would be a fun school! Then I did some reflection and realized that it wasn't for me.

The second school of School of Evangelism. In DTS, you go pretty deep into who God is and who you are, but with SOE I would be going like 10x deeper and revisiting lessons taught in my first school, but more intensely. The focus of this school would be to help equip me to go out and make connections with people and be able to present Jesus to them and share with them the good news.

Even after I found SOE, I still tried looking into other schools, but I kept getting drawn by to School of Evangelism. So I looked at different bases around the world for SOE and when they offered it. I talked to a good friend of mine about his base and doing the SOE and how it was. He seemed really on fire about Tyler, Texas and thought I should really look into doing my SOE there.

So I logged onto YWAMTyler.com and their banner for their website was "Relax, Breathe, Begin." If that is not a sign from God, I don't know what is!!

I met with a few people to share my heart about this school and to get their opinions, and automatically, they said that they just knew that this was where God is calling me. All I had to do was apply now. The night that I was applying to the school my dad made a joke about "Well you got accepted within 2 days for the DTS in Mazatlan. If you don't get accepted that quick or sooner, you're not going.". I kid you not, I sent in the applications at 6PM on Tuesday night. Wednesday at 12noon, I got an email that I had been accepted!!

Since I have been home from Mexico, I've really struggled with finding my way here. It was so easy with sharing my faith in Mexico because it was a completely different culture than here in the States. I do feel like God wants to use me in my hometown but I don't think just yet. I really feel like He isn't finished with my in YWAM. I mean, I will never be done growing in Christ, but I feel like this school will help equip me and prepare me to be a light in my community. I will be located here in the States so I will learning to share my faith to my own culture, which is exactly what I need!

School of Evangelism is a 5 month school. I will be in lecture phase for 10 weeks in Tyler, Texas, and then for another 10 weeks I will be on outreach. I am not sure where I will be sent to. My heart wants to stay here in the states. But the base has sent previous teams to Europe, Africa, Asia, Mexico, and different cities in the States.

Please pray for me and support me in this next journey with God. God bless.

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