In it for the long haul.When one thinks of missions, one thinks of mountaintops and villages and the moments when people meet their God for the first time- all of which are wonderful and full of joy and are certainly part of missions, but that is the fruit of a lot of digging in the trenches. Yes, even mission work has paperwork and long hours.
My average day Manila…
7:15 – wake up
8:30 – worship & morning meeting
10:30 – leave for the day
10:30-11:30 – transport
11:30 – ministry
1:30 – lunch
2:30 – ministry
4:30 – break
4:50 – ministry
6:30 – head home
7:30 – arrive home
8:30 – eat dinner
9:00 – paper work
10:00 – have a few laughs and hang out
11:00 – go to bed
Plowing the fields can seem aimless. But the farmer knows it is necessary. Dirt under the finger nails, sun on your back, blisters from the load. But every grueling step is taken in hope. Sure, each step may be in mud, but where the shoes slips today will be the shooting green of tomorrow.
My teams ongoing job in Metro Manila is one of plowing. We are preparing the way for a year of transformation as Youth With A Mission (YWAM) partners with the local body of Christ in a year long focus. This ministry, Megacities, has seen major works of God in many other cities, most recently in Kolkata, London, Mexico City, and Jakarta. God has spoken the strategy of sending teams to minister to a wide range society. Missionaries from around the world will come to work in the area of health care, education, appropriating technology, counseling, the arts, youth ministries, sports, and so much more. To learn more about Megacities, please visit our site at http://www.megacities.org.au/.
This. This is the fruit. My job currently is to prepare the ground through prayer, intercession, and hard work.
We walk the streets. We listen to what the Holy Spirit says about the city. We learn the needs. We stop. We talk to people. We talk to God. We engage in strategic spiritual warfare. We worship. We invite the healing presence of God. We are heartbroken for the hurting, but hopeful for the promise.The growth will come. The fruit will come. The healing will come.
I am currently back at the YWAM Perth base after six weeks of ministry in Manila.I have just completed a course with YWAM’s University of the Nations as well with the past six months of training and hands on learning on the field. For now, it is time to continue ministry here in preparation for MegaCities in Manila, but I will most likely return to the Philippines within the coming months.
Prayer Points & Current Needs….
- I am in great need of more monthly supporters who would be willing to contribute a small sum regularly if that is God’s prompting. To continue serving full time I need $600 USD per month in order to cover housing, food, ministry expenses, and medical bills. I already have some of amount coming in regularly! I will as well be doing some practical fund raising as well.
- Clarity in hearing the voice of God in all that He has me doing.
So grateful for all the love and support. I am crazy blessed. And I certainly cannot wait to share more stories in person!
Thank you to all who generously helped fund this missions outreach. God has not only used you in the nations but also in my life.
Grace & Peace, Madison