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A Week On Grace

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Significant ministry flows out of significant relationships. The discussion in the class was on the grace of God. Hope this is helpful as it was for me.

GRACE

The life transforming gift of God that will keep you and sustain you.

• Justice– Getting what one deserves.

• Mercy– Not getting what one deserve.

• Grace– Is getting what one doesn’t deserve.

What are you Grace to do?

-Pastor Bruce Monk

The teaching on grace was

Who are you?

What do you do?

Who do you do it for?

Thanking and Praying for John Sparrow for taking the time to share on God’s gift of Grace.

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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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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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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Throwback Thursday 2014

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Great day our team had work outs after distributing bible’s. That was impressive when our trekking team leader and staff ask the owner of a gym in airlie beach if we could use her gym for our daily workouts. The owner said yes as long as we clean after ourselves and take pictures of her gym for an update on the gym website, Instagram, and facebook.
Before that day our kokoda team pass out couple bible’s. That’s right you heard right two bible’s. It was a bit difficult to give to people when there’s barrier (fence) between you and the apartment, condos, homes, and ect. As we where praying up in high places on man made hill tops. I had in my being to give a bible to one of the receptionist in the apartment building we pass a few hours before. So as we got close to the building I yelled stop the van. While one of the girls was talking with our leader in the vehicle. I didn’t want to be rude but I knew I had to pray and hand out a bible to the women working inside. In the end I got out of the van went in building with one of the DTS student to the reception desk. The lady needed prayer and a bible I handed her then we vanished.

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Airlie Beach S.O.E.

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December 28, 2014 12:09pm on a drive to Airlie beach. Most of the students are asleep on our drive to Airlie. We left from townsville about 10:25am this morning so we should arrive to Airlie beach around 1:30pm. I’m excited for this week we will be doing some evangelism in the city. Pray and listen to what the Lord is asking us to do to reach out to the community. During the week of School of Evangelism (SOE) one of the staff leader started devotion to prepare our team before we distribute bibles to the community. We did quite well giving them out. I’d say about forty to forty five people had received bibles. That same night around 8pm we went to evangelize to some of the locals in airlie beach. There was a guy who I started conversation with while one of my Aussie mates sat back and prayed. During the time I was with this man who didn’t believe in God. So I told him about Jesus a bit more. Then to make the story short I ended up asking him if he needed prayer. Yes he said, so as I ended the prayer he told me that I brought up his past and things that nobody knew but him “I said He>I.” Also when I touch his arm while praying he said he felt power coming down his arm. After that he told me before I left he was a bit more optimistic about God then I said my farewells.

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