Celebrations in the Islands! | Outreach Update

By YWAM Newcastle on November 29, 2012 in Discipleship Training Schools, Outreach
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Hello again from Tahiti!

Our last week in Raiatea was spent in much the same way as the first two; building relationship with the youth, prayer walking, worshipping and participating in the nightly church services. It was great to continue to build relationships and keep sowing into the church and community. We also focused on trying to disciple the youth so that they were more equipped when it came time for us to leave. It was particularly rewarding to see the youth pray for each other, for us and for healing. When it came to the end of the week we were all very sad to be leaving the amazingly, loving family that we had been adopted into.

On Saturday they held a big, farewell party for us, islander-style. It started at 4pm with songs and dances (including some of our own!) and progressed with lots of food and a slide show of our time there. Yesterday we had an early church service which ended with lots of tears, laughs and a Tahitian farewell tradition; we were all ‘crowned’ with leis made of strings of beautiful shells. Then after lunch the church got on a bus with us and took us to catch our boat. So after five hours on the boat, we arrived back in Tahiti!

We will now stay in Tahiti for the final three weeks of our outreach. This coming week our team will be involved in worship, intercession and prayer walking, as the Spirit leads us. There are also a few Bible studies and a kids program that we will be involved in. We are staying at our contact’s house with three members of the team that is pioneering YWAM Tahiti. We are really looking forward to getting to know them and their vision better and supporting them with prayer.

Please be praying that the community we left behind would continue to grow and dig deeper into God, and that in the coming weeks we stay motivated and focused so that we have a big impact in the spiritual realm! Thanks for your prayers and support.

God Bless,
The Classic DTS,
Candace, Hannah, Alex, Jvarn, Michelle and Rachel

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nat-logo-150x150Youth With A Mission Newcastle in partnership with Youth With A Mission Canberra Inc Trading as Institute for the Nations - Australia (RTO 0449) ABN: 40 345 561 378 Nationally Recognised Training - YWAM Newcastle currently offers two courses which are accredited courses recognised through the Australian Qualifications Framework. They are: Discipleship Training School (Certificate III in Discipleship, course code 10473NAT) School of Worship (Certificate IV in Worship, course code 10475NAT)