Thursday, 15 October 2009

+ 7 to the kingdom!

Sorry Its taken so long to do a blog update been kinda busy. But then I think about it and I haven’t got much to write… funny how that works. But here we go.
We shall start with Monday last week… was a good old day ha-ha no seriously was such a good day. We had evangelism and again God was awesome. After all this evangelism that iv been doing iv been kinda bummed out that I haven’t really seen a salvation. I know that’s a little selfish but I really wanted to see a salvation. So before we went out we had a prayer/worship sesh and I got really pumped for it and I also asked God could I see a salvation… so when we went out the first group of people I spoke to completely rejected me. So leaving them a little disheartened but knowing that God just gave me a few rewards in heaven (Luke 6 22-23) Then I saw my mate Spencer and I asked him if he wanted to come with me to talk to these two kids. So we did and got to know them a bit. There names were Jessie 17 and Ryan 17, so we started talking to them about God and hearing his voice and stuff and after like an hour or so they gave there life’s to Christ! It was awesome we hung out all night for like 4 hours I was so cool to see there hearts really open up. They don’t live here they live down south but when they come back up there gona give m a ring to hang out and come to church. Sick huh? so that's 7 people who have given there life's to Christ on this school!! all God nothing of us!
That we were having lectures on hearing the voice of God (personal favourite) Jason this guy from Brisbane, he was really good was a really laid back them and really got the students thinking about there relationship with God and how important it is to wait on God to give him a chance to speak. We did a little exercise were we waited on God, God give us words/scripture for people and then we picked a name out of a hat and then we would give the word we got form God to that person. (to understand it God already knew what name you were gona pick so he would give you a word for that name) I cool bit of scripture for Roz and it was exactly what she was struggling with at the time. Also Christi gave me Isaiah 46: 30-31 this relates directly to how I was feeling. Iv been so tired this whole week has been exhausting. But iv been missing one thing in my week and that’s my quite times with God. I haven’t been spending time this him. So iv been getting tired and loosening my strength you get me.. So Isaiah talks about renewing your strength and hope so iv been doing it getting back into my quite times and then hopping God will pull me out of this low… an he has I feel so much better!!! This week has been sick!
To get back on track to what I was talking about. Yeah God speaks he really does you just have to wait and listen. It takes practice its like a friendship once your really good friends with someone and you have known them for a long time you can hear and recognise there voice in like a group of people. it’s the same with God you have to build that relationship then you will recognise his voice.
My one on ones are doing really well all them are hearing Gods voice and building on that relationship and yeah there really going for it! There’s been a few hick ups but you know Gods grace is enough right?
On Saturday I went on a cool trip with the surfers DTS and Christian surfers Coolum. We went to a surf spot called DI (double island point) for all thos who have seen the film Endless summer it’s the super secret Australian surf spot… and also the flattest wave in the world……. Ha-ha they just got it at the wrong time.. And so did we…… it was soooooooooo windy ha-ha o well. But its cool you can only get there with a 4x4 you have to drive up at low tide and then your stuck there till the tide drops so yeah it’s a bit of a trek. Hopefully ill get to go again and get it good!!
This week have been a Challenge for a lot of the students. We had Dan Speak on Kingdom of God, he’s from our base so we know him pretty well. But man he spoke some truth and it challenged me and really challenged the students. He Got us really thinking about our Walks with God and are we really bringing the Kingdom of God or are we just relying on a free ticket to heaven?? I wont go into it because its very heavy. The way he did it though was so good changed my whole out look on the way I live my life and how selfish I can be. The students responded really well they asked loads of questions and really dug deep in to the topic.
It was good my one on ones responded really well to it. I had to clarify a few things with them but they enjoyed it and learnt a lot from it.
Evangelism this week well…. The hardest thing iv ever done in my life… we spoke to a group of like 8 people and we just debated fro like 2 hours. Got mocked insulted fun times!! But was Good made me want go read the bible more ha-ha.
Last night we had small groups. That went down really well were studying the book of Daniel. And were doing a bit of accountability (guy stuff…) Paul and I are heading it up so please pray for that!
That’s basically it. Sorry it’s a bit all over the place I wont forget to update it next time so ill remember what happened in the week. Because I had so much to think about I just got lost… but the main thing are up I hope you enjoyed! And please please please leave comments I kinda feel like im writing to my sleff…

Prayer points

My One on One’s that my relationship with them Grows and that we really connect.
That next weeks teaching on The Fear of the Lord will challenge the students again
As staff that we unite and not get to busy and tired
Personaly that I get my quite times in with God and seak him with all issues that come up with the school

Also lift up my mum in prayer she’s still in a lot of pain with here back and my dad also and my sister basicly my family!! I love them to bits!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Trusting In Him

This week God has really blown me away! The more you trust in him and take risks the more God pulls through and takes control.
This week went crazy right from the beginning, the students started arriving Friday to Sunday. Was really hectic getting people settled in and getting over the awarkwardness. Monday God really pushed us, Monday nights are evangelism nights. We go down to Mooloolaba basically ask God to lead us to people so we can tell them about Jesus. It wasn’t on Monday but I really felt like I still wanted to go down and pray over the place and do whatever. So I asked Callie (fellow staff) and Brogan if they wanted to come with me. And they did then when we were about to come 2 of the students wanted to come with us so we were like For Show! So out side our house we held hands and prayed for God to be with us and all that Jazz. We Got to Mooloolaba and we kinda just walked around and we all felt led to different people so we split up. I was walking around for awhile praying and God wasn’t really saying much to me. There was this one Guy (Paul) sitting on a bench on his own. So I kept walking past and God was pushing me to go talk to him. But I was a little scared and just keept walking past and then sitting down like starring at him…. If he had seen me he must have thought I was a right weirdo. Then all of a sudden he got up and started to leave. I have never felt so bad in all my life for ignoring God. So like after 5min of talking to my self and God. He was just in the distance just about to go out of sight. When God was like RUN! And I just did… I chased Paul and got up to him and went…. “hey how are things…..” like what?? I couldn’t have thought of something better to say I’m such and idiot ha-ha. But God took control of the situation I started sharing the Gospel to him and he was accepting it in a way. So I went through all that and at the end he was like thanks man I will try and go to church again. We talked for like 45min and he didn’t get saved but God is really working on his heart it was sick. Also when we all meet up Brogan and Cory lead to guys to Christ prayed with them and all that, then Kyle a couple to Christ So that 4 more peeps who have joined Gods Kingdom!

After that awesome start to the week and also to the school we have had orientation week. Intoing the guys to the school and what will be happening etc. we also did our 1 on 1’s. they were really good I have 4 guys who ill be mentoring and dispelling for 3 months. We basically go out and chat about well…. Life issues and stuff. Its cool all of them I connect with really well and just opened up straight away so Praise God!. Also we had small groups. For the first one we did a photo scavenger hunt where we had to take different pictures of our self’s doing stupid stuff and certain locations was awesome iv put some pictures up.

Friday Night was another epic night! WE all went down the beach to hang out and chill. Towards the end of the night this homeless guy sat next to a few of the girls and started talking to them. But then got changed in front of them to go swimming…. Was kinda wired. So I just went up and asked him what he was doing and if he was going for a swim. He replyed “ yea I need to wash myself clean form all the hurt and all the violence…” so there it was time to let him know about Jesus! So after watching him swim making sure he didn’t drown (he was a little drunk) the guy said they would pry for me as I’m speaking to him. After lie 30min of trying to talk to him I felt there was more to this conversation than just sharing the gospel to him. Cory and Spencer two of the students came over and introduced them self’s and they were feeling the same thing. We found ourselves in a pretty heavy spiritual fight. By the end of it this guy prayed and accepted Jesus into his life but was still being influenced by what ever was talking to him at the time. I don’t wana talk about it to much but by the end he walked off. That night when we got back we all prayed together for protection. And we felt at peace again and that God really did use us in that situation. He gave us a lot of grace because we could have handled it a little bit different but we were obedient and trusting in God. It all apart of learning right?

The next day was so sick! I went with the surf school to teach disabled people to surf! Was awesome! Iv never felt so happy in my life! Seeing thos guys getting stoked after they ride on a way was so fulfilling! I had a smile on my face all day. I could have done it all day! It also made me appreciate surf so much more and life. I wont say no more about that I got a little video of that days adventure!

Prayer Points
Pray for thos guys we have spoken to the past week. Paul and Andrew the homless guy
The guys who got saved
My 1 on 1’s
Nick my 1 on 1 he’s giving up smoking
That I don’t get to busy for God
Friendships keep growing
That the guys hear Gods voice because that’s what there learning about this this week
My mum shes not feeling to good here Back/leg is still bad. Also shes keeps searching for God
That the students have and open heart
And against spiritual warfare

p.s There is a video coming of D.S.A but my computer cant really andel the editing software so bare with me J also went out evangelising Monday and we led 2 guys to Christ will blog it this week.

Love you all and thank you so much for your prayers and support

Peace x