As anyone who has been keeping up to date with our newsletters for the past few years knows that we have had a crazy ride. But I can tell you we have been blessed. I can truly say that God lead us down this path.
I think of all the other opportunities that was opened to us. They looked good at the time but God didn't lead us down those paths. Now we can see if we walked down any of those paths we would be in a world of hurt.
But we are asking now what God has for us. In that I (Dustin) felt that God wants me to expand more in Asia and the Pacific. How this will happen? I don't know. We have some other impressions that we are asking God for more clarity.
One thing for sure we are in a new season and we are looking forward. If we have learned anything it is that we need to follow God's leading. Once we get going in ours we can get off track.
Some say it is okay to do what you think is best. God knows. The problem I find with that is when I look in the Bible the people who did that made some major mistakes.
For us, more so then ever before, we need God's plan in our life.
I spent a few days inYWAM Antipolo in a rescue and relief training done by Rescue and Relief International To have this kind of training has been something in my heart that was highlighted when Typhoon Haiyan hit. Every year the Philippines gets hit with typhoons along with strong rains. I have been in a number of floods and experienced earthquakes. Also, the Philippines support a few active volcanoes. YWAM Philippines needs a better response when it comes to national disasters. This training is one of the first steps to see that happen.
Not saying we didn't do a lot to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Actually I believe it was the best response to a national disaster. We sure learned a lot and also became aware that we need to know more.
We learned some very basic tools to help us respond. We learned how to make a splint, take a pulse and how to control bleeding. Now it was some very simple things but it can save lives. Currently, YWAM Philippines are making plans to have more of this type of training to take place in the Philippines.
Dustin has been serving as a missionary for 23 years. Here is where he places some of his teaching, thoughts, and updates.