It’s a new day for YWAM Sydney Newtown and we have decided to open the doors of our nine bedroom house to local uni students who seek to live with an Australian Christian family in a safe, loving, gospel-centred home! We’re so pleased to be able to extend hospitality to those who are new to Australia and/or Sydney, and we believe that living in Christian community can be a great blessing to not only those of us in our home, but to our local neighbourhood...
"Teach me how to pray for others, Lord."
This was my prayer when I landed in Malaysia for my DTS all those years ago. I knew Christians 'should' want to pray for others to experience the life-changing love and acceptance of Jesus, but I couldn't exactly force my heart to feel what I knew in my head to be right. Whenever I prayed for those who hadn't yet encountered Jesus, it felt rigid, forced, boring.
Not long into my DTS (discipleship training school), I sensed the Lord challenging...
May you know, this very day, that you are beautifully creative because you have the genes of your good dad, the Creator.
May you know that you are approved and chosen by Him to create those things that will change the very atmosphere that surrounds them:
Paintings that when viewed will bring healing, deliverance, and wholeness.
Spaces that invite people in and encourage relationship.
Words that will move ideas from peoples’ heads to their hearts.
Photographs that capture the essence of the Father’s love and magnify...
For the ones who run into danger so that others may avoid it, stopping blood shed, holding the broken, shielding us from it all.
To the ones who meet the dark side of humanity, so we can go on never knowing:
You are noticed, you are prayed for, your work is highly valued. You’re our safety, our provision, our security in the darkness.
Your compassion, your purpose, your blood, sweat, and fears; Your courage, your sacrifice, your heartache— they are seen.
God is with you, never failing. In Him may...