well today i start my journey back up to St. Lawrence Island on a outreach trip. the first and only time i was up there was about a year and a half ago and thats what broke my heart for missions and for the native people of north america.
this marks the 4th anniversary of the first YWAM trip up there, in which time alot of seeds and alot of relationships have grown, we are seeing fruit. Not to say that things are going to be easy or fun all the time, I plan on having my heart broken for these people, i plan on crying, i plan on laughing and experiencing joy too but i will intercede in sorrow with God. God has been so faithful to us and we are looking forward to seeing breakthrough on this island. there are beautiful people with value and they need to understand Gods love through that as much as i need to understand that.
we are going to be there for 5 weeks and there are a total of 5 adults and 2 children on our team, but we always look forward to seeing who in the community partners up with our ministries because we always seem to be facilitating that. We tend to focus more on relationships outside and also inside the church walls, going to the teen center, the gym, dances, to homes, basketball courts really striving to be with the people, and on top of that to build up the church as a encouraging non judgmental place of refugee. this is really vague description of our ministry here, but our ministry has looked so different at times. we have run bible study, kids church, worship nights, church services, youth group, pretty much anything "church related" at times, we have gone into the school and help with tutoring, we have done dramas in the school with a suicide prevention message. and ther is so much more. we have open doors to do alot of stuff and so be in prayer for us, we want to be obedient to God in doing what Hes wanting accomplished.
sorry i have to go without giving much more information but we are leaving to go to anchorage right now haha
pray for us ill give you a update soon hopefully