Sports, Schools & Prisons

By YWAM Newcastle on May 1, 2012 in Discipleship Training Schools, Outreach
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This is an update from one of our Sports DTS outreach teams that is currently in Venezuela:

Hey everyone, warm welcomes from sunny Venezuela! This week has been crazy, it has been one of the busiest, most challenging, and rewarding weeks of my life. So lets get to it with 2 highlights from my week. Monday we got to go to a Christian school and teach different classes including PE, English, and Christian Ed. Mostly, we just hung out with the kids and shared with them, while building relationships and preaching. At the end of the day, a tonne of kids accepted Jesus and we all had alot of fun while chilling with them. Wednesday morning Tyler and I got to go into a Venezuelan maximum security prison. Here the guards stay outside the prison, nobody is in a cell, and everyone carries a weapon. It is nothing like a jail would look like in any of the countries we are from. However, we had an opportunity to go in with some Venezuelan Pro players to play a big game of basketball and share with them. It was so scary, but it was one of the coolest experiences of my life.
Justin Rosadiuk
Sports DTS Student

Las Clavellinas: (See attached photo 1)
We spent a lot of time working with the people here, knocking doors, playing futsal and participating in the local youth program. There is a lot of brokenness in this town, and we were able to share the love and acceptance of Jesus Christ with them; through the words we spoke and the way we treated them. God knows they needed it. By the end of our time there, about 30 people had accepted Christ. Please pray God would continue to reveal himself in Las Clavellinas.
Michael Cooke
Sports DTS Outreach Leader

Radio station in Maracay:
Hello everyone!! God is doing some awesome and crazy things here in Venezuela. Recently Mary, Mona and I got a chance to be on the radio here. We all got words for the town and shared a little bit about why we are here and what we are doing. We told them about the love of God and His unfailing nature. It was pretty sweet because the people here are so great. They blessed us with text messages encouraging to keep doing what we are doing. They were also blown away by the fact that we are so young and are doing what we do. This is because they usually live with their families for a long time! Praise God!
Tyler Fore
Sports DTS Student

Summary:
– 873 people prayed to receive Christ.
– Countless others have heard the gospel.
– Several young people heard God´s calling into missions.
– Many Christians were encouraged to be active in sharing their faith locally.
– Five more weeks of ministry to see the harvest coming in.

Pray for:
– Team unity to continue.
– Students to feel refreshed and rested during the little free time they have.
– Great fruit in the cities we´re about to visit, and for this fruit to last.
– God´s strength to allow us to continue in the harvest field.

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