Month: October 2017

Tecate, Mexico

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April 2017 I like to first thank our Lord Jesus Christ and you for giving to such a time like this. I was thankful for the opportunity to support God’s work through Silver and Karen Duarte at Alpha y Omega ministries. Our team headed out Wednesday morning by car to Mexico. There were a few bumps on the road during the trip and the team was almost sent back to California for not having the trailer registration that we borrowed. However by the grace of God the boarder chief allowed us through.

Translating for pastor Silver.

Heading towards the market.

Playing street soccer.

Youth building getting painted.

Young men painting.

Digging a ditch to set up the billboard.

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”  Acts 20:35

I’ve learned that the things that man thinks are insignificant brings a loving environment, and shifts the street to life.

“Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.”

1 Timothy 4:12 NLT

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The Graduates

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March 2017 Its the last week for students before they graduate. Students arrived in LAX from Greece safely. Students are recovering from their jet lag. If you like to read a little more about students outreach click on the link.

At this moment I ask you to join our team in prayer for these students as they’ve gone through much change. That students may rest and adjust to the time here in California. As they prepare to go into another chapter in their lives.

Team and I had a chance to fellowship with local high school and middle school youth.

I’m perplexed! There is nothing I could do or say that could express how deep God love is. He’s given me opportunity to work with YWAM Pismo Beach. I’m deeply grateful for your contributions. I would not be here if it wasn’t for you. He’s such a great God that he speaks to us in vision, dreams and through a burning bush.

“And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed.”

Exodus 3:2 ESV

YWAM Pismo Beach 2017 Graduates

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Breathe In The Autumn Air

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October 2016 It’s the fourth week of lecture. This would not be possible without you. Last week’s topic was the father’s heart. Students learned about the character of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

At this moment, we are planning and praying. Students will be heading to Greece working with refugees. YWAM Pismo students will also be attending YWAM united, which is a gathering of 15 bases from around the world. They will be sharing the gospel and hearing people’s stories. The focus of this school is Media and Justice. As we plan, we are waiting on the Lord with expectation that the Holy Spirit will lead us.

As we commit this time to the Lord, I ask you to join our team in prayer for these students as they get closer to their outreach to Greece. Because of you these students will embrace the time in Greece and be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Thank you for keeping our Pismo Beach team in your prayers!

Praise Report

Thank you for your support and prayers I have become full time staff member with YWAM.

Prayer Request

Keep the staff and leaders of YWAM Pismo Beach in your prayers against any illness or sickness.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”

James 1:17 ESV

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Leading teams For Mission

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July 2016 I am now a 2016 Graduate from School Of Ministry Development. SOMD is a course that I took at Youth With A Mission Pismo Beach that helps develop students and gives them the tools and resources they need in order to build the kingdom.

Now that I have completed this school, I felt God leading me to continue working with YWAM. I will be a part-time staff and will also be working part-time. My vision and goal is to become full-time staff so that I can be teaching, preparing, and leading out teams into the nations.

This Fall we will be receiving students from different countries who will take part in a six month Discipleship Training School (DTS). The focus of this school is Media and Justice. After three months of training in Pismo Beach they will be going to Athens, Greece and other parts of Europe to work with refugees. I am excited to assist and work alongside this school!

Thank you for keeping our Pismo Beach team in your prayers!

God’s Promises

“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion Praise Report1. Thank you for your prayers. I am a 2016 Graduate from School Of Ministry Development (SOMD).

Prayer Request

1. Keep the staff and leaders of YWAM Pismo Beach in your prayers as we move towards the next season of students.

God’s Promises

“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

Philippians 1:6 ESV

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Papua New Guinea (PNG)

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Cedric, Andy, John cooking a possum.

Dear reader March 16, 2015 Papua New Guinea is a remote place. There are no coffee shops, gas stations, or city lights. Tropical trees and vegetation are visible as far as the eye could see. Bananas hanging freely from the branches ready to be picked. Sound of tall grass swaying by the wind. The cold river water brings growth to all that comes in contact with.

Fuzzy Wuzzies Angels (locals) have a simple method of living. One method is you farm what you eat. If you don’t work, you don’t eat. Rain is one source that provides growth for the crops that the locals grow. According to what I saw they are hard working individuals. They may wear torn shirts, dirty pants, and have no shoes, but if I could describe them in one word it would be high-minded tribe. They make you feel right at home. Even though they don’t have much they’ll give you the best of what they have.

Education is a must for these villagers. Healthcare is a necessity because of the sickness that is caused by malaria. Malaria is common in Papua New Guinea due to the lack of mosquito nets found in the villages. It is also a pain to treat when there may or may not be a trained doctor near by. They have the basic need of clothing, and shelter, and also the longing for water during the dry season.

Some of the PNG kids going out to the farms.

Everybody can be great because anybody could serve –Martin Luther King

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Funky Cold Rider

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I wasn’t much of a fan of this motorbike, machine, ride, slash jalopy. It’s no extravagant ride and can’t cruise on the high way or freeway depending your location. This one is a four stroke so the speed on it is slower then a two stroke. If your in the market looking to buy I would suggest buying a two stroke scooter. If your looking to ride faster then that I suggest to look into buying a motorcycle buddy. This ride is more for laid-back riders.

There not much to say about this ride. Yet for some reason it did sway my attention to ride it. There something good about driving a moped around your local neighborhood. It’s a brilliant way to travel locally. It is possible to ride on dirt, yet its made for the streets. Then when you get in the frame of mind you begin to sing “I just want to fly.” So what I’m saying is that I would recommend this ride. “Don’t lose the fever yeah.”

Learn From Those Who Have Gone Before You! #tbt 2014

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First book I read in Townsville, Australia named Street Wise Good book was about a young man who is on his twenties. John Goodfellow was born in Nottingham, Britain. Mr. Goodfellow was a hard, skilled bricklayer, Fighter, thief, womanizer, alcoholic, and drug addict. John’s thirst for truth took him to a spiritual hunger. He was stepping in to a dimension he did not understand. So he ended up searching for God however his journey to truth was a difficult one to the point of reading black magic. Which is a false teaching and doctrine that doesn’t talk about the God who created heaven and the earth. John made many mistakes during his life. So it took him a while to figure out the path the Lord had for him. Yet the Lord was faithful to john even if he was unfaithful. Goodfellow Was becoming the man he was created to be. God is always there waiting for us to turn to him. One principle I’ve got from John he completely became a new man once he gave his life to the Lord. How would I know this you might ask? When he gone to Canada to work to help him pay quick those he owed. Yet he did not like the conduct of the employer who was giving him the Job. Time showed others who John truly was. John new how to submit to God. John was creative with his team and able to attract people on the street by performing, and be strategic on plays. So by the power God which took hold of john was bring people to Christ. I say he new how to lead a team and work as a team. One example of cross-culture was when Paul reached the city Philippi to preach in the city. The men among Paul’s journey were Timothy, Luke, and Silas. Lydia a wealthy businesswoman heart was open to Paul about Christ. One of them was Lydia from Thyatira, a merchant of expensive purple cloth, who worshiped God. As she listened to us, the Lord opened her heart, and she accepted what Paul was saying. Acts 16:14. City of Philippi had an important role of transporting goods. So you know the land was filled with wealthy, crafted, careers, jobs, and business. Jesus was having a one on one talk with the samaritan woman. Jesus a Jew was asking a samaritan woman for a drink. That would be another example of cross culture. This made the woman question her self. Why? Would a respectable Jew ask her for a drink. She a samaritan, low social status, and past sins. And Jesus cross all the barriers regardless of her status and past sins. This happen in a place were people would go time to time to draw water to drink. The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?”  John 4:9

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