May News and Updates

by | Switzerland

Thank You to the GOteam!

We did it! I am on the mission field. I can’t believe it has really been a whole month. The transition has been a bit harder then I anticipated emotionally. Letting go of the life I was building in the States and jumping right into the middle of what God is doing in the nations. This month has been full of changes, meetings, prayer and learning to communicate my thoughts and ideas in a group setting. My heart for whole person health and development has been encouraged here in Switzerland. I know God is showing me a new approach or resource – it’s unpacking the details that fills most of my time these days. Researching environment impact and health regarding the maturity process. Questions like ‘How do we change the adult orphans’ perspective on growing up?’ This season of being surrounded by the leadership of counseling ministry in YWAM has been such a blessing.
Building relationships and making friends.

The Next Step

Prayer ministry taking place on the base.

On June 16th I will be flying back to Salem, Oregon to begin staff training for the Next counseling school running at my home base. The Foundations for Counseling Ministry school (FCM) is a 6-month course aimed to introduce students to a Biblical framework for Christian counseling. Students will learn skills to provide counseling to a hurt and broken world. People of all cultures have experienced the pain that comes from broken relationships; our challenge and privilege as Christians is to proclaim the power of the Gospel in mending broken hearts. FCM is about learning the ways of God in order to provide counsel from a Biblical point of view. Things are already in motion – we have 27 students accepted, a handful still on the waiting list, with speakers lined up to teach. A praise report from just this week: a connection was made for the outreach team to have the opportunity to serve in Greece. The team will be going to the front lines of the refugee crises. More info on the outreach coming in the next newsletter.

Prayer Request

  • For the hearts of the students getting ready to come to the Foundation of Counseling Ministry school to be prepared.
  • For the details of our outreach in October and November to Greece to come together smoothly.
  • For the ministry ideas that are stirring in me to come together in a way to clearly practically communicate and apply everything God is showing me.

Support Update

I am 72% funded! Thank you!

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The YWAM base here in Chatel, Switzerland.