Middle of the night flights

I wonder why I decided to buy a plane ticket that leaves at 1am??

Must be because the deal was amazing and I figured I can handle the lack of sleep…but can my 9 year old, who is with me?

She has been fast asleep since we left at 1am this morning and has continued while waiting on the next flight.

It is not even that far away from Costa Rica to Mazatlan, Mexico, but when you fly at those hours in the night everything gets broken up and you loose that precious sleep that the majority of us really needs!

I just walked into the beauty & health store “the Body Shop” at the Mexico City airport and got offered a cream for puffy eyes and against black circles….

I GUESD LOOKED THAT BAD??

Ok no more night flights from now on…

But then again I like to think that the Gospel message is worth those late nights, or early mornings, right?

When Holy Spitit calls us to get up and pray in the middle of the night, can you obey, knowing you might have somebody make a comment the next day on how exhausted you look?

Is it worth staying up late into the night, take a flight to another country to be able to participate in raising up and equipping the next generation of leaders who will go out with the message of hope?

My answer is yes!!

The disciples of Jesus had a hard time staying awake when Jesus asked them to keep watch, that one important night.

Sometimes we struggle with staying awake when Jesus asks us to pray, intercede, travel….

But keep in mind that what you do is spiritual warfare! It is worth so much more than you think..

So bring on the comments on my sleepy face and bags under my eyes, I am about to participate in seeing a new wave of missionaries released, who cares about sleep!!! (Well maybe I do a little bit 😉)

Go and make disciples

Wow what an amazing week Marjolein had in YWAM El Salvador in the first week of this month of April.

Being invited to speak in a Discipleship Training School is always a huge blessing, but also very humbling. Every day the Lord gave direction and we saw Holy Spirit give much revelation to this wonderful group of young people.
They come from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala and they are being equipped to be send out into the nations with the message of unconditional love – the message of Jesus Christ.

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At the end of the week God spoke to several of them to get baptized and give their lives completely in surrender to the Kingdom of God and be used by Him to go into all the world and make disciples.

The Word tells us to teach them all that Jesus has taught us and to baptize them, so that is what happened and there is no greater joy than seeing people received revelation of this Love that they are accepted into God’s family.

Thank you for making it possible for me to go to El Salvador and be blessed by what God did during this week.

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Sending them out

Every 3 months we receive a new group of students who come and take our Discipleship Training School (DTS).

A five month adventure into the heart of God, getting to know Him more deeply and making Him known.

This week we had another graduation of 8 beautiful young ladies who came with a desire to change and encounter God!

Some came broken in need of Love and they received it.

God is at work in the lives of this generation and we are privileged to be a part of this.

September DTS

This coming September 21st, I (Marjolein) have the amazing privilege to direct the DTS with an amazing staff team. The Staff team alone is from 4 different nationalities and we have an amazing group of 22 studnets arriving to go deeper with God!!

Serving the Lord in YWAM is living in a diverse community with people from around the world, all sharing the message of Jesus! What an amazing privilege…

Thank you for being part of this, pray for our ladies who are on their way home into the next thing the Lord is leading them to do!

Pray for our 7 students who are finishing class soon and will be going to Uganda with this message.

And finally pray for the upcoming 22 students getting ready to step into this adventure.