RUNNING WITH GOD’S DREAM
EQUIPPING WORKERS FOR THE HARVEST.
The harvest is great, but the labourers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into His harvest.
I continue to boast about God’s faithfulness, and I still continue to say He is my Father and I am His favourite child. Well this is my story and certainly God’s story. I was owing over U.S.$700 in staff fees and needed to clear the bill by the ending of January, or go on extended furlough to raise support in order to continue serving. In spite of the challenges God gave me His peace, so in spite of not knowing what would happen, I rested in His peace that passes all understanding. God came through, all the debts were paid, thank you for praying and giving, please continue to pray as I am presently seeking persons to partner with me, who can commit to give at least U.S $20 monthly.
Meet Mon (not her real name)
Mon is a beautiful girl with a radiant smile. She came to us September of this year, way below her reading level for her age. We realized that we needed to start at the the very beginning with her, by helping her to identified the phonogram sounds. One day we tried and it seems as if we were not getting anywhere, she was just not connecting. While I was teaching one person was praying and Mon just started connecting the sounds and could say the word, she herself was surprise and the person that was praying gave a loud shout “thank you Jesus” as she herself was surprised. Faith without works is dead, that day was so significant. Mon still has a little way to go, but she taking the little steps to get there and with prayer and work we can do it together. Please pray for her that she will be able to process and connect and gain confidence.
YWAM Jamaica Family
Discipleship Training School (D.T.S.)
All our students and staff came back from their outreach, each with a testimony and reflection about their journey. The students are now graduates and each went home, some still processing their next step. continue to pray for them that they will continue to live out the principles they have learned and also will build on them as they get deeper in God.
Praise the Lord! Youth With A Mission Jamaica has finally pioneered NIKO Jamaica, it was hard work setting up, few challenges, nuff (many) God moment. We had a total of 9 participants and 8 staff, as one participants sais it was tough (hard) but good for her.
Challenges, God moments, victories, working in teams, persevering, glad and sad moments, lots of life lessons learned, growing in trust and I could go on and on. But I rejoice today, after reflection, that God has been faithful in helping us to pioneer the first of many NIKO Jamaica. Hats off to the staff who partnered with us from Puerto Rico and USA, hats off to the land owner, who willing gave us the use of the property, hats off to all the behind the scene persons who gave their support in various ways, hats off to the Kings of kings who led us well.
Road to Panama
Access Ministry Core will be going to Panama for out International Outreach July 30 – August 12, 2015
I am asking if you would prayerfully consider giving towards this trip I need to raise U.S.$1,000
Children’s Prayer Gathering
Youth With A Mission Youth Ministries Department will be hosting a Children Prayer Gathering entitled “Hosanna hear the Children Cry” on Saturday May 30, 2015.
Access Summer Camp
Access Summer Camp will be July 5 – 25, 2015. This year we will be aiming for younger kids, therefore will start at ages 4 – 21.
All YWAM staff is responsible to raise their own support through financial gifts of friends, family and churches who believe in them and what God has called them to do. My support goal is to raise US$500.00 each month because we live in a community where all of us contribute to the up-keep of the ministry. My support of US$500.00 covers food, housing, grocery, laundry, personal supplies, insurance and medical care. I need to have full time financial and prayer partner who will support me on a monthly basis, will you prayerfully consider joining my support team for the next two years by giving a monthly donation of U.S$50, 100, 200 or 300.
I pray that you will see my desire and value of investing in this ministry so please partner with me. May God bless and keep you and your family that you all may prosper in all your endeavours.
- Pray for the Students in Reading Class that they will continue to excel.
- Pray for me that God will continue to move the heart of others to give, so that my monthly expenses will be taken care of
- Pray for a Mission Support Team for me.
One of our Access Core Member waiting in God’s presence, pictured to the right
Pray for each YWAM staff, health, finances and protection. Also for more staff to be added who have a heart to serve
Pray for each Core Member that they will grow in a deeper intimacy with God, and as we continue to read through the bible, we will be faithful to the end. That as we read we will delight ourselves in the Lord. Pray for the finances for each person monthly and also for the outreach to Panama July 30 to August 12, 2015. Pray that God will raise up persons to adopt each of these youths as we need a prayer partner and financial supporter for them. Presently there are 14 core members inclusive of adults.
To support send a cheque to Youth With A Mission P.O. Box 8341, Grand Rapids MI, 49518 (make payable to Youth With A Mission) do not write my name on cheque but include a separate note indicating for Ingrid Smith.
If you do not need a tax receipt you can give directly through my paypal account firstname.lastname@example.org. you can also go to this link and donate https://transaxt.com/Donate/MMCGV7/YouthWithAMissionIngridSmith/