Monday, April 13, 2009

BLESSINGS of JESUS!

Welcome back for Mission 4 Monday, where we share our hearts for missions! Thank you for taking the time to share your heart, concerns or issues that touch you with us by linking here and showing that "we are made for a mission". We each have one!

Holy Week (Semana Santa) is another tremendous time for outreach in Mazatlan, MEXICO because of the many visitors that arrive here during these two weeks, from last Sunday (known as Palm Sunday) until next weekend, also Spring Break for many. The beaches & city are jammed packed with thousands from Mexico and North America vacationing & partying.

So the YWAM base (Youth With A Mission)(known as JUCUM in Spanish) once more is taking advantage and evangelizing here. The following is what YWAM shares during:

Semana Santa Outreach 2009 

We kicked off our annual Semana Santa outreach in a new way this year, with the January DTS students taking the lead. Our focus this time around was to mobilize the local churches to reach their city, through training and practical ministry.

Days 1 & 2 (April 7-8)
Roughly 30 youth from churches around Mazatlan came to our base early Tuesday morning to have two days of training with us followed by two days of ministry in the city. The atmosphere here has been really positive and energetic. The youth have eagerly participated in the busy schedule of training sessions, small groups, quiet times, work duties, and workshops that we’ve prepared, and, led by the DTS students, are ready to head out into the city Thursday morning to share Jesus on the beaches of Mazatlan. The students are divided into small groups that will be going out to minister in a variety of different ways, from picking up garbage to giving out free lemonade. Then, in the evening, we’ll be heading out again to do some street evangelism in the party zone.

The goal this year was to allow the DTS students to really step out in leadership and we’ve seen amazing results so far. With the base staff as a support system, the students have really taken responsibility and initiative and we’ve seen so much growth in them. The local youth have been amazing as well. We’ve been so encouraged to see them respond, giving up their vacation time to come and grow with God and learn to reach out with others. Many of the youth have also expressed an interest in missions, so please keep them in your prayers as we finish up the last few days of our Semana Santa Outreach
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In Amistad Familiar church this morning, besides celebrating the Glorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ, we inaugurated a new additional section for Young People on the second floor, built by visiting teams from USA/Canada. 

Pastor Carlos also shared that the "FestiniƱos" (what you know as Operation Christmas with the shoeboxes) has a tally of over 25,000 children & family members, in the state of Sinaloa alone, that accepted Christ this past Christmas. Praise God! Now that certainly is reason to celebrate!

This small but very giving church is preparing for a Sports Event this June, for one week to share in sports while sharing Jesus (like a Sports Camp of Christ). They are planning on 1,000 children. They plan on giving each child a ball & a shirt plus have trophies! 

May God help them with all the workers & provisions they need. Thank You Lord for all You are doing & stirring up here among the  children & young people! Our entire worship team was youth & children today! It's beautiful to see Jesus blessing this place through His children.
(This is so quick, you can miss it if you're not ready...I have others this short but do not know how to put them together! Just a taste of how sweet!)

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Please be sure to encourage & visit Micey @ http://micey.wordpress.com/
Micey has 5 days of her short term trip to Nicaragua; I went back and linked to her first day, April 1st on the Mr. Linky for today. Here's her link for Day Two (but I will link this next week & then each one consecutively): 

2 comments:

Denise said...

I love you my friend.

micey said...

Hi Peggy! I posted a bunch about my trip to Nicaragua. Sorry it isn't a specific link. I am doing this from my itouch.

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