Saturday, January 17, 2009

GO Campers hit the road

Our GO Campers have finished their week of teachings and are off today to the war-ravaged land of Pader, in northern Uganda.

- Pray for a safe journey as they travel, and for spiritually open eyes to see what God is doing in that place.

- Pray for the joy of the Lord to be their strength, and His heart of compassion to flow through them to the people they meet.

- Pray for fertile ground in the hearts of the people to receive God's word.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

GO Camp off to a good start

The GO Camp is off to a great start, with 7 students from Uganda and New Zealand. Paul kicked off the week with an inspirational message Sunday night,
and Vikki shared about the Father Heart of God on Monday.

The two New Zealand ladies, Susan and Hannah, led their fellow students in worship declaring 'Our God is an Awesome God!'

A team from YWAM Hopeland, Jinja, will be sharing about Evangelism and Team Dynamics today, and teaching the students some dramas and dances they can use on outreach.

Please be praying for the outreach that starts on Saturday. Our GO Campers will be going to Pader, Northern area that has suffered under the terror of the Lord's Resistance Army for many years. The area is safe, now, since Kony and the LRA moved over to Congo, but the trauma remains. Pray that the hearts of the people will be softened and open to hearing God's word, and that they will be able to receive His love and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

GO Camp is coming...

Happy New Year 2009!!

Sorry for the long delay since our last post. We're planning to revamp our blog and get more regular with our watch this space!

At the moment, we're gearing up for our annual GO Camp...Global Opportunities. This is a 1-week missions camp followed by a 2-week outreach aimed at 18-25 year-olds who have a heart for God and want to learn more about missions. We introduce topics common to our Discipleship Training Schools, like Hearing the Voice of God, the Father Heart of God, Evangelism, and Missions, to name a few.

It's an action-packed week filled with teachings, dramas, intercession, team building activities, campfires, etc.

Last year our team went to Sudan for their outreach and helped a local village church make bricks for a new church building. Not only were they doing something meaningful and appreciated by the local community, but they got to play in the mud!!

This year our outreach will be to northern Uganda to a place called Pader where a current YWAM ministry is working with the internally displaced people (IDPs). The area has long suffered under the brutal terror of the Lord's Resistance Army, and many people have lived in these IDP camps for years. The area is now peaceful, but the trauma lingers on in the hearts of many. We are thankful for the opportunity to minister love and hope to these people who have suffered so much.

We'll keep you posted on how it all goes!

Let's Go!!