Sneak peak in the Heart of my Father.
While I was on a flight from the Dominican Republic, this line came to me: “Jesus Wept.” I was reflecting on this verse when I felt grief. Tears flowed from my eyes; I wiped my eyes wondering what the person sitting beside me was thinking. I felt like the Lord was saying to me that there are many broken persons in the church. And he was grieving over their hurts and pain. He feels with us, He is touched with the feeling of our infirmities.
The Lord is close to the broken hearted, he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. Psalm 34:18 (N.L.T)
“It is in your pain that God is closest to you.” Pastor Rick
A broken heart can look different for each of us. It might be loss of spouse, a parent, a child, disappointment etc.
For his anger lasts only a moment, but His favour lasts a lifetime. Weeping may last through the night but Joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:5 (N.L.T).
So, hold on, wipe your tears, Joy is coming!
What do you do In the time of weeping?
I look up to the mountain, does my help comes from there? My help comes from the Lord who make heaven and earth. Psalm 121 verses 1 & 2 (N.L.T.)
Take refuge in the I am………
The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. Psalm 145 verse 8 (N.L.T.)
The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God. Psalm 31 verse 17 (N.L.T.)
Remember it’s okay to talk to God about everything on your mind. Cast your care on Him because He cares for you. Hold on. Morning is coming.
NIKO Camp, Seminar and Caribbean Staff Conference
It was an awesome opportunity to be in the Dominican Republic. It was good to reconnect with one of my class-mates after six years! I got to spend couple days with her and family.
Later during NIKO, I was a camper again not as the one directing the camp but actually a participant.
NIKO 2 had become a reality and here I was in The Dominican Republic doing it. It was challenging, fun and the whole package.
During one of the activities of the camp, I stop to get my bearings, sat down for a while, there the Lord started ministering to me. He reminded me that He is the goal, I needed to realign all that I am doing. He is my goal, not activities, not ministry, but Him. He should be priority; I should come to Him first. It’s out of my quality time and relationship with Him that everything else should flow. That shifted my perspective and for the rest of the activities during the camp, that became my theme. My goal is Jesus.
The Seminar was so refreshing and needed. We each left with a fresh passion and understanding of NIKO Camp as we went through the Values and Principles.
The theme for the staff conference was “Let’s be one”, we had over one hundred YWAMERS including children from several Caribbean nations. The main emphasis was on the family, sports and intercession, and how we can incorporate these areas in our Nation.
One of my highlight was the day of Evangelism, where we partnered with local churches and went into the community to share the gospel and pray for persons. We were divided into teams so we could spread and reach more areas. Each team had different experience.
Haven’t done any session with our students since April, because I was away on furlough followed by the NIKO camp, seminar and Caribbean Staff conference. Plus, the school have exams and closing for summer holidays.
NIKO Jamaica was July 7 – 12, 2019. Amazing doesn’t come close to describe the camp! God showed up and showed off. We take no credit; all goes to our Father. We were twenty two inclusive of staff and participants, this is one of our smallest camp so far, but the best by far. The word of the Lord to us, before the camp start was that “He was going to re-shift foundation both staff and students.”
We were challenged before and during camp. The encouragement to ourselves was “God is shifting foundations,” the prayer prayed often was “send the challenges.” Out of the rough came forth diamonds. Thursday night was pure God, one simple teaching was done on the cross, one simple challenge was given: “any confession.” The rest is history, it was a night of confession after confession, tears after tears, hugs and more hugs…..it was humbling especially to see the men weeping. Point to note the men out numbered the women for this camp. Two persons from NIKO Camp are pursuing doing their Discipleship Training School (D.T.S.)
As a ministry we continue to host teams. Thanks to University of Georgia who built a home, plus they have being a blessing to children homes, hospice and St.James Infirmary. May you continue to be a channel of blessing!
Big up to our Partners Team who came and bless us as a ministry by labouring so hard repairing different areas of out property.
UP-COMING PROGRAMS/ EVENTS
I will be a part of the staff body for our up-coming Discipleship Training School which will be September 15 to February 20, 2019. We don’t know where we will be going for outreach as yet.
My Sister and Nephew accepted Christ as their Personal Lord and Saviour, which was followed by water baptism.
All YWAM staff is responsible to raise their own support through financial gifts from friends, family and churches. Will you prayerfully consider joining my support team for the next two years by giving a monthly or one-time donation? May God bless and keep you and your family that you may prosper in all your endeavours.
- Proud of our NIKO Staff, love them.
- Please pray that I will be able to disciple them well
- That we’ll be equip through training
- We are thinking of moving to two (2) Nikos per year
- Will be doing annual Blue Mountain Hike as a reunion
- Want to do an international NIKO Outreach as a team
Part of the NIKO Participants
Please pray that the transforming work that has started in each heart will continue, and that they will be discipled well and grow in their walk with the Lord.
For financial provision for those pursuing D.T.S
Homes of Hope
Pray for the families that have received homes, that they will see this as God’s goodness to them, and that it will lead them to repentance. For continued provision for them. For more volunteers coming on board with resources to build more homes.