What's happening with Ryan at YWAM Newcastle
Dear friends and
Prior to coming, our team prayed about what kind of
message God wanted us to bring them. And we got the word "family" and the
scripture Malachi 4:6, "He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their
children and the hearts of the children to their fathers."
So we decided to put on a event for the youth that would be like coffee nite with some live music, followed by a open mic stand-up comedy; which consisted of me telling stories of me pooing my self. I mean, I was desperate to bring souls to heaven!! After that it was followed by a video that our very own Justin Bills made on the topic of family. It had a testimony from a girl on our team named Malia on how God worked in her life after her mother left her.
After that I felt like I was supposed to share my testimony on how me and my dad's relationship was super rocky 'cause of all this bitterness I had against him, from promises not kept and I would always compare him to other dads. But the truth was, man will always let you down 'cause there not perfect like God. So I shared some more on how my sister passed away last February and how that was a huge wake-up call for me and through that sucky circumstances God healed me and my dad's relationship and how life's way to short to spend it angry. I think a lot of kids got touched that nite and I got to pray with this one kid who had some issues like that with his old man.
But that's not the coolest thing that happened that night. I forgot to mention that all the kids there were middle-class white kids that already had an idea of who God is. So what happened next is we incite the local street kids, that are all Maori and came from broken homes and dropped out of school. I mean these kids are hard. They roll their own cigarettes! But it was way rad because we got to minister to them hard core and we had a lot of fun freestyle rapping with them.
At the moment I'm back in Australia, finishing up outreach and then we
have debrief next week and then off to the next thing God has for me. I
should be back for Christmas. I can't wait to see yall. Thank you so much
for all your prayers and support I could definitely feel the difference!!
If you could keep me in prayer tho' for the future, 'cause I don't really
know exactly where God wants me next, so, I guess for some clarity. Thanx
again! I love yall !!