Monday, April 19, 2010

Good bye to the new hello to the old.

Hey everyone! This is another blog update from the team. Just to let everyone know that we are all doing really well and were all fit and healthy. We just finished the second part of your trip and were off the Philippines in 3 days! So another language to learn…. Anyway just gona give you a little update on what we have been doing this past 10 days.

So after saying some sad goodbyes to our friends at the ywam base. We picked some old friends from the sunshine coast! Mark and Melisa and there sons Jai Jessie and josh. We teamed up with them as One Friday Skate Ministry to do some skate comps. We also joined a local church out here called C3 Bali. They are our contacts out here. Our main driver and also our best friend is a dude called Agung. This guys is a hero so pray for him hes only 18 and he is charging for God here in Bali. So yeah all week we have been going into high schools and teaching English. We weren’t allowed to talk about Jesus but we had a little plan. At the end of each class we would invite them to this youth Party we would be holding on the Friday (ill explain it later) so we did that all week at different schools. Also we held skate comps at all the skate parks and also invite the kids to the party and that’s where they would receive there prizes. We also did some surf ministry through out the week where we invited a hand full of gromies to the party. We surfed this spot all the time so we made some cool little friendships there. Also we just invited anyone we became friends with. So doing all this all week was pretty full on again. But all of it leads unto this youth party everything we did was based around this party. So Friday came and its was EPIC! Seriously we had crowed full of kids and yeah was awesome. We had live music (we held auditions and the kids from the schools played was sick) Games, Testimonies we did a Drama for them, worship hang out times with Xbox and free Wi-Fi (big deal here) yeah it was just heaps of fun! The kids moshing out to worship was awesome! We got the Gospel out to them trough the Drams and also Indra told his testimony this Guy is a local skater who just got saved and all the kids look up to him and yeah it was so powerful. So that was Friday night it was sooo sick a lot of hearts got touched that night and a lot of the kids will be going again just joining there youth group so they have support and discipleship. So that was the work we did for C3 Church and One Fridays.

We have also been visiting our friends we were ministering to during our stay at the YWAM Base. We were able to take 4 of the guys from Kuta out for dinner and they are now coming to church with us! Yeeew! Also the girls today have been visiting Komaing they met her during the prostitution work. Anyway today they took her out for lunch and she said to the girls that she wants help to get out and start a new life! How sick is that!! So we have hooked her up with C3 church and they have a program to help girls like her to get out and get back into school etc. so the church will be looking after her! Also were praying that Nadal and Ludi the guys we meet in the nights will come to church with us and plug them in there. So yeah this whole time in Bali has been pretty epic to see how God puts things together. Because everyone we have spoken to and the people who want to take there faith further we are able to put them into a church with solid discipleship! Its so good because as a team we feel like we have actually made an impact in this place because when we leave we know that the church will be following up on all our friends and were not just bailing on them. To me that’s what its all about. Its all well and good getting them saved and that’s good but so many times people come in and do that and then just leave them on there own to fend for them self’s… and I just think to my self how are they going to grow? Who’s going to teach them about God and how to live a life following Jesus? So having the YWAM base and the church supporting these guys is just a blessing.

So God we just want to say thank you for they way you have used us out here and Bali and for the friends we have made. We just want to life them up and ask that you just keep growing these guys and teaching and moulding them. I Thank you that you have put support in place for them so God we just say thank you we couldn’t have done any of this without you. And this Blog isn’t here to tell people on what we have done but its here to share on what your doing and how your moving in these places that we are visiting so we give you all the honour all the glory and all the praise to you Lord Jesus! We love you! Hallelujah! Amen.

That’s it for now. Sorry its not a long one but I hope it encourages you guys that all your prayers and support are working and Gods kingdom is coming! So keep praying there’s still a lot of work to be done and the power of prayer is Huge! So please keep praying for us and the people God puts in our path.

Prayer points

We stay healthy we have had a few stomach bugs and fevers but were good now

Still unity as a team

Safe travels to the Phillies

All the people we have met

C3 church and ywam Bali

Strength for the team to keep charging!


Daniel, Callie, Cheets, Tom, Nick, Tiffany and Jocelyn

1 comment:

Wilma said...

Hi Team bali/phillies!

So cool to follow you, and read your story's! Bali is amazing hey?! I'm praying for all of you, and wish you blessings for the second part of this journey!


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