Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Outreach Prep....

Wow! Lecture phase of DTS is over and we are preparing for outreach! It's been an incredible journey of over and over again experiencing God's faithfulness and presence! I have learned a LOT, and am so grateful for the many things that God has revealed to me, freed me from, and restored in me. He is incredibly good, and SO SO SO faithful!!!

Outreach! I will be leaving next Monday, January 5th for India for 3 months! I am very excited and have attached a newsletter of more information about what we are doing and how you can support me. I am in a team of 10 girls, and have 3 leaders (as I may have mentioned previously), and believe God has a special anointing on our team to shake India with the Holy Spirit! I am very excited, but also a little nervous. But, today I started fasting and praying (which I will continue throughout the week) and am very encouraged by what God spoke to me and revealed to me in my times of prayer.
In India we will be doing much traveling, starting in the west near Bombay for about 3 weeks, then going east. From there (I'm not sure what the city is called), we will move north to Calcutta. After a couple weeks there, we will split into two groups and some will go to Nepal, and the others will go to Bangladesh. I believe that I should go with the Bangladesh group.

Please pray for me!
- For team unity
- For spiritual protection
- For boldness and faith
- For financial provision
- For signs, wonders, and miracles (we believe it's going to happen!)

THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT, LOVE, and PRAYERS FOR ME!!!! You are apart of changing the world for Christ!

Saturday, 20 December 2008

recap of the last few months.. intro to the future

In the New Testament, Matthew urges us to proclaim the love of God to all people everywhere - “Go, therefore, into all the world, and make disciples of all nations…” - Matthew 28:19. Since the beginning of October, I have been equipping myself to fulfill this call that God has placed on my life; I have been doing a Discipleship Training School (DTS) with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), in Herrnhut, Germany. Some of the topics that have been taught are: Spiritual Warfare, Relationships, The Father Heart of God, Discovering Identity, Worship, and Evangelism, as well as a few others. My life has been incredibly changed by the loving kindness of my Savior. I have learned to humbly submit, not only my pride, but also every aspect of my life – my finances, family, future, etc. to God. My passion for worship has deepened, and I am growing in my ability to lead others in adoration of our King. In addition I have come to a greater understanding of who I am in Christ, the authority I posses, and how much God loves me. In turn, I have fallen so much deeper in love with Him.
In the New Year I will be traveling to India and I will be working partially with a group called Pick-A- Pocket. The purpose of this trip, and the mission of this organization, is to use the arts to call this generation to end extreme poverty. Extreme poverty is this: the state of poverty in which a person cannot meet the basic needs of life. A victim of extreme poverty lives on less than $1.25 per day, and likely does not have access to food, water, shelter, sanitation, or health care. We believe that a solution to this problem is within reach. Their circumstances and the environment that they live in limit the people we are going to come to know. We are seeking to radically alter their lives by bringing awareness to the state of extreme poverty. There is a solution, and we want to show is to the world. We believe that with the help of the Holy Spirit, and by loving sacrificially, we can change the world. Acts 1:8 says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
That is my goal and desire – to be a witness for God to the ends of the earth, by the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Last Week of Lecture Phase

Wow... time has gone by so fast! SO much has happened in the last 11 weeks! It's been an incredible journey! God's faithfulness has been evident along the entire way! He has shown me not only that He is with me in everything, but He has become my everything. I have learned: to continually surrender myself to His will, to challenge my beliefs and thought patterns, that God can speak through anyone, and can use even the craziest of people to bring about His truth, and that 80% of the time the right answer is either "Jesus" or "relationships". haha... that's an inside joke, I guess you'd have to be here! :)

I leave for outreach in about 3 weeks and am looking forward to spending 3 months in India. I know this is what God has called me to at this time, and though I have doubts sometimes, I know that God is going to meet me there, and reveal great things to me. I received a word today in prayer declaring that God has something really big waiting for me in India/on outreach... so I am looking forward to seizing every opportunity to accomplish His will! I have been so inspired the last couple weeks to seek God's radical miracles in my life too. I want to share stories like the ones that our speakers have been sharing; I want to declare God greatness through stories of His provision, protection, faithfulness, timing, etc. I am SO excited for how God is going to use me and my team to shake India! His word says that we will do even greater things than Jesus did, and I so look forward to giving testimony of God's power and greatness in bringing to pass this promise.

Thanks for your prayers and continued support! It has definitely made a difference! Please continue to lift me up in prayer. Especially in relation to outreach, and my team. Please pray for a continued surrendering of wills, and that we would really pursue love and learn how to see each other as God see us. And also that we would see ourselves as God sees us, so that we can act in humble confidence and grow in deeper relation with one another! Also pray against sickness and spiritual oppression, as there are heavy spirits over India.
"...The prayers of a righteous man are powerful and effective..."

Blessings in Christ Jesus,

Lindsey <><

Saturday, 13 December 2008


Two weeks ago we had our first snow here in Herrnhut.
It returned on Thursday, and I have been living
in a winter wonderland! :)

The Beautiful Sunrise!

Friday, 12 December 2008

I Need You...

So... I am learning that we, as brothers and sisters in Christ, need each other, and need to have the humility to admit our need for each other. And, I need all of you, my wonderful friends, family members, and supporters!

Here are some things that I need prayer for:
*Finances for outreach - I have the individual responsibility of bringing in 2000 Euro, which I have most of, but also as a team member need to be aware of the needs of my "sisters". Please also pray for the financial needs it will take to create the book we are making on outreach. We want this to be a high-quality book, but need the support and finances to bring it about as God has laid it on our hearts.
*I need a backpack for outreach. The bags that I have are either too small or too large...So please pray that I either 1) find an inexpensive one to buy or 2) am blessed with the generosity of others in giving one to me.
*Team Unity - this weekend we are having an all-day team building event, that will hopefully bring our team closer together. Pray that issues will be worked through with grace and love, and that through this experience we actually do draw closer in unity. Also pray for unity among my leaders, they are 4 gals from 3 nations with 2 languages.
*Unity in the book project. There are two teams that will be putting together this book (to bring awareness of extreme poverty to the world through photography and interactive storytelling) in two countries. Please pray that God will intervene in this project and in all of the finances and logistics of actually printing and publishing this book. Pray also for the unity between our teams, as we are not going to be together until after we return from outreach, when the book should be about 90% finished.

Thanks for being the wonderful people that God created each of you to be, and for supporting me in this! It truly is a blessing to be able to travel the world, learn more about myself and God, and share His love with the people around me! I need you... thanks for being there for me!

Lindsey <><

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Main Outreach Team

My Main Outreach Team

back row: Regina, Bryn, Stephanie (leader), Me, Kelsey, Rebecca (leader), Theresa, Karin
front: Sonja, Racheal, Joanna (leader) , Ina, Ruth (leader), Nicole

We leave at the beginning of January for the 10/40 window for three months! I'm so exctied!