Tuesday, 24 March 2009

What's Ahead...

Here I am in cold, rainy Germany... preparing for the future, and what lie ahead! I graduate from DTS in two days! Wow, it's been an incredible journey! Praise the LORD! He has set me free from the bondage of sin and my past; has restored my child-like faith and joy; given me greater ability in my gifts of prophetic worship and intercession; and in the most physical way a spiritual being can, has shown me His incredible love and passionate pursuit of me! The challenges I have faced have been a blessing to me, and have pushed me to grow in so many ways. Through it all, one of the biggest things God has shown me His is never-changing, always intimate, faithfulness. Wow, He is so so so faithful, and never lets me down! How He is good!

In the last week since returning from outreach God has revealed so many things to me about the next steps He wants me to take! It's truly incredible, and I am so excited for what He has in store! The more immediate next step for me is to go to London next week for 5 days for a Pick A Pocket art retreat. I will be joining this ministry - whose goal is to eradicate extreme poverty using the arts. I am very excited to see how God uses my gift of music in this ministry.
Please pray that God will provide the finances for all of us to go (there are about 30 of us who are planning on going), and for my finances, as I will have additional costs after DTS ends (food, housing...)! I know God has me here at this time, and I believe He is leading me on this trip to London, so I pray in faith that He will provide, but sometimes He wants to use humility in asking others to join with me in prayer to bring about His purposes.

I look forward to sharing the other incredible things God has revealed to me! Thank you all for your support and love! I appreciate it, and am blessed to have you apart of this journey that God has me on! I am still coming home as planned, but God has put it on my heart to join this ministry at this time, and I am excited to be able to share how God will use me in this ministry in the future.

Looking forward to being home in WA in a few weeks!!!!
-Lindsey <><

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Finally photos from outreach

Chittagong, Bangladesh

low caste tribe leader - Lonavala, India

Mary, Prabha, Jerusha, and I - YWAM Lonavala

local outreach -Karnhe, India

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Heading back....

Wow! The last ten weeks have been incredible! I have learned a lot about myself, the others on my team, and two incredible countries! I spent the last two weeks in Bangladesh, and had such an amazing time! We were blessed with wonderful contacts/translators there, that were so willing to show us around, and they really caught on to our vision for arts in missions!

I head back to Germany tomorrow, and arrive on Thursday morning! I am looking forward to it, but at the same time am sad to be leaving this wonderful place! I have really enjoyed it here, and will be sad to leave. It's kinda bittersweet...

For the future, I plan on returning home to the States in April to pray more into what God has for me. I tend to get so excited about ministries or countries, etc. while I am in them, and I need to try to pray more objectively from the homefront... And, I am so excited to see my family, and be able to get back involved in ministry at church!

I look forward to what God has for me, because he has showed me so much. And I know His plans are so so good for me! I don't know exactly what my future looks like, but I am really excited!

Hopefully I will have more time in the next week to upload pictures, and share more of the outstanding stories that I experienced!

Much love, and Many blessings to you all...
Lindsey <><