April 30th, 2009
This coming Monday, 8th of May 2009, five YWAMers from Belfast will be participating in the team relay event of the Belfast City Marathon, including our national director Jonny Clark. We’re racing as a fundraiser for ministry and work needs in Northern Ireland.
Please consider sponsoring a YWAMer for this event. Any gift will go a long way, and it’s easy to give with a debit or credit card using PayPal. If you have any questions or have an alternate means of giving, please don’t hesitate to send us an email.
Check out what Jonny Clark has to say about the fundraiser and training for the marathon in this funny YouTube video.
April 22nd, 2009
Greetings from Burundi!
We are a team of six people currently situated in Bujumbura, Burundi on the DTS outreach. We’ve had a busy time so far of being involved with a lot of different ministries including working ina hospital, an orphanage, running reconciliation seminars and courses and also playing a lot of football with streetkids! Things have been busy for us, but good.
As a team we have been so aware of God’s hand of protection on us as we travel through the centre of Africa. We have been blessed by health (for the most part) incredible ministries to be involved in and some incredible contacts (now friends) who have welcomed us more warmly than we could have imagined or expected.
Rwanda and Burundi are beautiful countries that are blessed with natural resources and sunny climes, but that have also seen a history of conflict, hatred and division that has scarred the land and the people here over the last half century. As a team, our prayer is that we will be a group that brings Christ and his healing forgiveness and gift of reconciliation to these places. We know that there is nothing within US that can do this, rather, we are simply here trying to be willing vessels of his power, authority and grace to the people living here. We are blessed and privileged to be used in this way, and it is a gift to be here and see God choosing to work through and use us.
With four weeks left, we are heading to the middle of Burundi today to work with Youth for Christ at an orphanage they run. Our team was there last year and had an incredible time of ministry and getting to know the children and workers there. Please pray for us as we continue on our journey and seek God for us and for those we are meeting!
Rec.DTS Leader & Burundi Outreach Leader
April 15th, 2009
YWAM Ireland is excited to be partnering with Tine ministries (http://tine-network.org/) this summer in Galway from July 4 – 19, along with a number of parishes from across Galway.
This Festival of Faith will include concerts, practical projects, cafe discussions, parish mission nights, street outreach, as well as opportunities for quiet prayer and worship.