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Long awaited post...

I haven't posted since my experience in Tijuana, Mexico. My DTS was only the beginning, as you read on you will see what I was just a part of and how God changed my life.

Donor Letter: to those who helped me

I just had a really amazing experience with the YWAM base in Madison, WI. I was a part of their six month program, Bible School for the Nations, that teaches students how to teach others the Bible. The first four months, we studied the entire Bible. Going through the Bible in that amount of time is not an easy task! It meant three hours of homework a night. We had different teachers each week from the BSN staff, to people from out of town. I was blown away by all of the teachings we took in.

Our goal is to travel around the world and speak to leaders and others that don't have the ability to leave their country and teach them the foundations of the Bible. As I prepared I had two teachings that I did in front of the class. My first was on the book of Jonah. My second was on 1 Peter.

After four months we had split into three outreach teams. One team went to Thailand and Japan, another went to Nepal. My team went to DR Congo and Tanzania. I was one of six people. Our outreach was special because we were a part of BELT. Biblical Education Leadership Training, it is a organization that has partnered with YWAM. A BELT Outreach is different then a regular YWAM Outreach. A BELT Outreach consists of a four week training Seminar.

For the Seminar we made posters that help as a visual example to illustrate the teachings. There is also skits and participational discussion groups that are a key tool for learning. BELT Seminars are structured to help people apply biblical principals in a practical way to their lives. When we arrived at Ibambi in DR Congo we were welcomed by a village of over 500 people. Soon after 90 pastors arrived for our three week training program. We saw the light go on with many of the pastors who had a basic knowledge of God but weren't really applying the scriptures to their lives. The leading pastor in Ibambi confessed to stealing from the offering given to his church. This revelation opened the doors to a great level of ministry.

I am so blessed that the Lord allowed me to be a part of this amazing experience. I've grown in my skills to minister and make a difference in his kingdom on earth. Thanks for helping me be apart of it!

PS. I'm now praying about what's next. My leader at YWAM suggested I would benefit from their three month school of Communications which would help prepare me for more leadership opportunities in ministry. The cost for that school is $3,400 and I have $2,800 and I know God will provide. My main goal is to go on staff in YWAM. I am going to need monthly support to staff. The monthly support is around $500- $1000, I will let you know soon the exact amount I need. I hope you'll keep me in your prayers!

When I came home I spoke with the leadership at YWAM about what next level of ministry I could go into. My leader strongly suggested I take a three month Communications School that starts in May to keep working on my preaching and teaching skills.

Thank you so much for your consideration, God Bless.

Posted by ahanna007 11:43

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I am so proud of you, Alex. You are growing deeper in your faith and maturing as a man. To read about your ministry with YWAM, and to have seen you in action with your team in Wisconsin is truly amazing to me. I couldn't have asked for a better son. LOVE AND MISS YOU.

by echanna

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