Outreach is only 11 days away and I am getting more and more excited about it as the date draws closer. We head out to Mount Isa, Queensland on January 26th.
We had a small taste of what outreach would look like, two weeks ago my outreach team and I (me and eight other girls, two of them are our leaders) traveled to Cairns to help out the community in any way we could. While there we were able to help out the street chaplains, a group of people who care for and provide water to the club goers and partiers. This was very interesting work and we were able to meet a lot of interesting people along the way. For the last two days of outreach we were able to work with some of the kids in the community of Yarrabah. The kids were a lot of fun, I’m pretty sure played more basketball in those two days then I have in my whole life.
We spent the entire nine days in Cairns sleeping in a friends backyard in hammocks, some of the girls may not have liked it so much but I was having the time of my life, living under the stars and showering outside. We made good relationship with our contact and friend there and we were all sad to go. Coming back to Townsville was like coming home and we had a warm welcome on our return, even though we had only been gone nine days.
This week is our outreach prep week, so we are figuring out what places we will be traveling to during our six weeks away, and what we will be doing while there. As I figure out more about the places we will be going my heart is growing bigger for the people of these areas.
After our time in Cairns, I have become more prepared for outreach to the outback later this month, I am excited about what God has in store for our team and for my future in YWAM and missions. I have applied to go on a ship outreach from March 20th to April 5th as soon as DTS ends. I am still working on raising enough funds to be able to go but I am believing that God is my provider and I have no reason to worry about how I will get there or where the funds will come from.
I know God is calling me to longterm missions even though I am not sure where yet.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful new year so far! God Bless!
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit -Matthew 28:19