Yes it is true. Our church (Victory Santa Rosa) has grown over 200% in the last 8 to 9 months. Where it used to have 3 services in one location, it now how 6 services in two locations, and we are about to add a 7th service. What is awesome is most of the growth are people starting a new relationship with Jesus Christ!
Honestly this growth has just been a move of God. He is touching lives and people are responding. Pastor's and leader's are doing their part, but clearly with 200% growth, it is just God moving.
That is exciting. Most churches would love to grow so quickly. But this kind of growth does come with it's challenges. ''
Jesus said, "Therefore go and make disciples..." not, "Go and make converts." So the big need we are facing as a church is the discipleship of new believers. Just think about it. Two out of every three people are new to the faith. There is a huge need.
So for the last couple of months before we move to North Carolina to work with YWAM Charlotte we are helping our church. Volunteers are in short supply so I (Dustin) has been helping with ushering while Haydee and Michaella are helping with the Kid's Church. We have also been active in our Victory groups (cell groups).
Please take a couple of minutes and pray for our church. Pray for the Pastors, leaders, and volunteers as they are giving their all to help with the growth. Also pray the the new people who accepted Jesus as their Lord. Pray that no one will fall through the cracks and that they will be discipled.
We are preparing for our move to North Carolina. We are excited and looking forward to what God has for us this coming year. God is bringing us to North Carolina to equip more people to reach the lost for Jesus Christ! YWAM Charlotte is a place where we will join others who are preparing outreach teams (currently going to Asia) and missionaries to go into All the world. God is good!
Haydee has passed her medical exam and we are currently preparing for her interview at the US Embassy so she can obtain her green card.
Currently as a family we are finalizing our preparations for our move and wrapping up the homeschooling year. We also have been helping out with our local church which has grown over 200% in the last 8 months! It has been very exciting and also challenging.
As you can guess, we need more monthly support in this transition to the States. Would you support us monthly, or increase your monthly support by CLICKING HERE? You can also click the "World Outreach" banner below.
Thank you for partnering and praying with us.
With grateful hearts,
Taken from www.ywam.org
Jesus 4all One movement, is an idea of the Lord throughYWAM Brazil to share about Jesus for everyone who will be here this year to be part of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. We have been working since last year and our goal is to reach Rio and the nations with the Gospel. Every month we are praying together, YWAM, other mission agencies and many churches! We believe that we can change our country and the nations through this movement.
We have sensed God leading us to mobilize churches around the country to be one with the churches from Rio de Janeiro. You can mobilize in your church wherever you are. 100 days before the Olympics we will start 24/7 pray with many different churches around the world.
We are planning to receive teams before, during and after the Olympic Games. Our focus in this prayer movement is praying for: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the nations.
God is moving our hearts to do great things here. We will do 100 days of evangelism before the games. Why 100 days? Because 100 days before the games the Olympic Torch will leave Greece and go through our country. We know about the spiritual influence that it can bring and we will be ready when it happens.
OUR FOUNDATIONS ARE:
Prayer: Through prayer the early church started and they became the answer of their prayers. Revival: They were seeking God and the Holy Spirit did many things in their lives and through them.
Unity: Through this we will represent the Kingdom of the Lord here as a body of Christ.
Through this foundation of our movement we are mobilizing the churches to be part of this.
You can join us. Plan come whenever you want from now to after the Olympics and Paralympics. You could serve in many areas, such as: evangelism door to door, arts, kids games, social justice, sports, prayer, culture, media and other things.
You can find out more at www.jesus4allmovement.org.
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As most of you who have been following us know that we are preparing to move to North Carolina to work with YWAM Charlotte. Part of the processes has been applying for Haydee's green card. We have been working on this for the past year. We are currently at the tail end of the processes. All we have left is Haydee's medical exam and interview.
Tomorrow Haydee is having her medical exam. Please pray that all the test she will take will be clear. If there is anything that pops up it could be a two month delay before we leave.
We are committed on a house in North Carolina starting June 1. If there is going to delay it would make things very challenging the next few months.
Thank you for your prayers.
Dustin has been serving as a missionary for 23 years. Here is where he places some of his teaching, thoughts, and updates.