He said he was intrigued by the genuine joy

Thomas is doing his DTS at YWAM Seamill and shares this short testimony:

‘We were on the bus back from our midterm outreach and I sat next to this guy. We got talking and I shared some about what I’m doing with YWAM. Somebody else on our team shared the Gospel with him using the Gospel bracelet (a cool tool to share the Gospel easily with people). He had lots of questions and we ended up having a two hour conversation about God. Through all this he decided to start studying the Bible for himself. He said he was intrigued by the genuine joy he saw in us Christians.

We shared contact details and have been in touch since.

He said he got chills

Here’s a short testimony from Maddie who is currently doing her DTS at Ywam Seamill:

‘We were in Bristol, working with the YWAM Bristol team for our midterm outreach.

One day a group of maybe 15 of us were doing worship on the streets. A man called Luke, stopped to listen so a friend and I went up to him to ask him what he thought of the music. He said he was enjoying the music so we asked if he recognised any of the songs, to which he said no. So we told him it was worship songs. He told us he used to go to church but didn’t have any faith in God any longer. So we used the Gospel bracelet (a cool tool to share the Gospel easily with people) and shared the Gospel with him and got to pray for him. He said he got chills and so we talked some more and got to share some more about God. We prayed with him again and his whole face lit up. At the end he said he wasn’t ready to make a decision to follow Jesus, but he was so thankful that we took the time to share with him and pray for him.’

We prayed that God would provide and not even 5 minutes later…

Christian, from YWAM-Paisley reports:

‘In the last two days my team and I went out to share God’s kingdom with Athens. We saw some crazy things happen because of Gods love! We saw one boy’s wrist healed and a brake dancers shoulder become healed.

Then we met a man with a broken leg and we ask if we could pray for him and he said ‘no’… And we said ‘Ok’. We walked away for an hour or so and then he saw us again and called us over to pray for him, so we did and God took away all the pain in his leg! He was so blessed he wanted to meet up with us again. So we met up again and he said that he still needs surgery but he had no money for it. So we prayed for him that God would provide and not even 5 minutes after we prayed, a man called him who he has not talked to in years and ask ‘how’s your health?’ And he ‘said I have a broken leg’ and the man hung up the phone and called him back and said! ‘I am sending someone tomorrow to give you money to see the doctor!’

Lol I am blown away by God loving this man!!’

But when we left they were full of joy and life!

Our friend ‘Lydia’ did her School of Frontier Missions at Seamill a number of years ago and has been working in India since. There, she has adopted 26 children. In 2012 most of these children were victims of sexual and verbal abuse and as we heard about this, God put it on our heart to go out and support ‘Lydia’ and the children in their process of trying to work through the pain and trauma of this. Inger and I went for two weeks and, before going, we asked God for His strategy for how best to be of use.

We started every day with a devotion on hearing from God and it was mind-blowing to see how God spoke to the children. One day we asked them to write down the lies they believed about themselves, and then we burned them. Then we asked God to speak about what he thinks about them and they were given opportunity to speak it out to the rest of the group. They would say things like: ‘God says I am a handsome boy’, ‘I’m a good worker and a good student’, ‘God loves me’. At the end we prophesied over them all. God spoke such words of destiny and it was incredible to see the kids’ eyes as they took hold of these words instead of the lies.

One of the little boys came up to me one day. We had prophesied over him that he would be a peacemaker and he told me ‘yesterday a few of the children were fighting and I went up to them and made peace’. It was so cool to see how they were taking hold of what God had spoken over them and starting to walk it out already!

When we first got there, the group was sad and quiet. But when we left the group was different, they were full of joy and life! One of them said: ‘Before you guys came, I had nightmares and flashbacks but, since you prayed with me, I don’t have that any longer!’” #Godisgood #YWAM #outreach

Rebekka, from Germany, works at YWAM Seamill where she does Healing on the Street in Saltcoats and is working on developing leadership training.