Six weeks of heartache.
That's the best way to describe our trip to Greece in January & February. The refugees kept coming in waves, and I loved serving them but wanted to do so much more. God kept encouraging me and my team, though: "You're being the hands and feet of Jesus."
Seeing God capture my students' hearts in new ways was encouraging as well. Like when Krystal told me, "I never had a heart for Muslims before, but now I know this is something God has called me to." Or seeing Heather share the love of Jesus because she was finally able to receive it herself. Or hearing Moises tell me, "If there's anything I've learned in DTS, it's that God is good."
I jotted down some stories while I was there. They're linked below - keep scrolling to see where I'm headed this week, and why the craziness of springtime is my favorite!
"Have you found your family?" I asked. Read "Sought Out, No Longer Forsaken."
"We had a 50/50 chance." Read Maryam's story.
Applying a band-aid to a gunshot wound. Read "The Things That Made Me Cry"
Snowed in & stranded means 11 in a bed! But my kick-butt team didn't roll over. Read about our adventure
"Where do we go now?" Read about a day in Idomeni.
After such a challenging winter, this spring feels like coming to life. It's always the craziest season for us, and this year is no exception. Here's a glimpse of what I've got on my plate:
- Leading our School of Ministry Development - a follow-up to the DTS with an emphasis on leadership and practical tools for pursuing you calling.
- Prepping for our summer mission trips for teenagers - I'm heading up the program in Nicaragua again & flying down this week to set things up. (Want to join us?)
- Teaching in our new Discipleship Training School on some of my favorite topics - worship and community.
- Coaching other YWAM staff in their ministry roles.
- Sending SOMD teams to minister to post-Christian youth in Scotland, prisons & refugees in Italy, and Muslims in Central Asia!