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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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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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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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Throwback Thursday 2014

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Night on the Pacific link. First night sleeping on the ship wasn’t that bad. slept in the lounge with the other dts students. Will be here another night before we head out to our trekking accommodation. It’s to early to know the student well enough. I’m just getting to know the students by name. I feel jellylike at this time being on the ship while it rocks the lower deck back and forth in the ocean water. What could I say the ship alone is blowing my mind living on it for a couple of days. It brings history to life how people sailed days to transport goods from one land to another . And how much I take for granted and how good we have it now. If I need to buy food I could just drive to the market and buy what I need. I don’t sail for days so I may have food to eat or medical treatment to cure my sickness. We don’t always see the work of people did behind the scenes. In order for the goods to reach our markets. So when you feel a bit inpatient next time. Just remember people didn’t have it as good as we do now or as fast.

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