Well, this was the last week of the School of Navigation and Seamanship, which means lots of “see you later” and “goodbyes.” In YWAM though, it is rarely a forever goodbye. The relationships I have made here, I believe, will stay with me for the rest of my life. I am so excited to see where the Lord leads all my fellow classmates; all are destined for great things in the Kingdom of God.
The School of Navigation and Seamanship (SONS) was an enlightening course. We learned the basics of seamanship, gained the Day Skipper certification from the Royal Yacht Association, which teaches navigation and chart plotting, and absorbed more knowledge of the incredible usefulness of ministry ships. A quote from Brian Sloan, “This course is to show you what you don’t know, because you don’t know what you don’t know!” and that was true!
Now that I have done the SONS school and am on my way to more certifications, I am excited to see where the Lord will lead. Because of the training, doors have already been opened for me to take a break from my ministry in Harpenden, England, in October, for a month to help with a YWAM Ship in the Pacific.
YWAM Harpenden, England is where I will be calling home for the next few months until helping with the ship in the Pacific Ocean in October. While there I will be working with YWAM Ships on an international level with coordinating, training and development. We are all excited to be working together to create a new ministry that will organise and optimise YWAM Ships reach more of the unreached with the gospel and medical attention.
The two-year commitment with YWAM is still being made, but the way the commitment will be carried out will be serving YWAM on a more global level. I still feel called to work with YWAM Ships, minority people groups, and working with pioneering bases like YWAM Lesvos, but will be doing so from a more flexible position. Signing on as staff of a pioneering base, I would be pretty tied down to my responsibilities and less able to work with the ships that have needs globally. To do so, I feel like making my official commitment to YWAM Harpenden would be the wisest option. The base is large. They are a supporting base of multiple pioneering initiatives, and a number of the YWAM Ships international directors work out of Harpenden.
I want to be open about where the Lord is leading me, but this is not all set in stone. These plans could change some, but wherever He leads me, I know His Kingdom will come and He will supply for my needs. I am only aware of His plans ahead up to the point of helping with the ship in the Pacific. With that in mind, please pray as you are led.
I am now at $530 pledged per month!!! The goal is $955 per month, so only $425 to go! If you are interested in supporting regularly or onetime, online or via snail mail, please check out thecluelessdisciple.com/give.
Thank you to all the amazing people praying for me and making the mission possible through being financial partners with me!
Let His will be done, and to Him all the glory,
P.S. Give YWAM Next Wave’s website a peak, I designed it during the school!