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Communicators and front-line YWAM missionaries, partnering together to see transformation come to communities around the world.
MULTIPLYING COMMUNICATORS FOR MISSIONS Every year, mission communicators meet to discuss how best to use their skills to further the work of YWAM ministries around the world. In March of this year 40 people met in Chiang Mai, Thailand ... When you work as part of a global
YWAMers from many Asian nations also
network, it’s always special to get the people
came to the Thailand meetings. Many of them
involved together in one place. There’s a
will link into existing regional Com Teams in
synergy that helps move everyone forward in
Asia. It was a great opportunity to discuss how
accomplishing their goals.
they can function in such a diverse region. A
In March, 40 mission communicators
huge number of Asian missionaries now serve
gathered in Thailand from around the world.
in YWAM, and these Com Teams play a vital
Meeting in this Buddhist nation helped focus
role in facilitating their work.
discussion on how best to serve such frontier
Over the last year we’ve been working to
missions situations. Mark was one of the
establish AfriCom teams in West and East
delegates - for more than 20 years he has
Africa. It was good to have three people from
worked in frontier missions (FM) and for a
these teams in Thailand. We spent time
decade he ran an office in Spain coordinating
planning a 4-week training seminar, which we’ll
YWAM work in North Africa. Now he’s relocated
run in Tanzania later this year to help develop
to the USA and is building an FM Com Team to
the AfriCom East team.
serve the 2,000 YWAMers working worldwide
Communication is all about networking
among the unreached. He came to Thailand to
and a great example is our YWAM Africa 50th
network with other regional Com Teams.
Jubilee magazine. Close to 100 people
In AfriCom we’ve always used
worldwide have contributed - offering stories,
communication tools to resource FM teams.
photos and finances. In Thailand, we finally sat
This year we will produce videos about YWAM’s
down with Aaron to tweak the design he began
work among unreached tribes in Angola and
in the USA. In March over £5,000 was donated
Sudan. We’re excited that for both these
to fund the magazine, and this week a printer in
projects we can partner intentionally with
India will print 2,000 full-colour 40 page
Mark’s new FM Com Team, thereby
magazines, with versions in French, English and
representing African missionaries.
Portuguese - a truly global YWAM communication project!
Keeping the main thing as the main thing ... Tim has always been passionate about frontier missions taking the message to those parts of the world that are least-reached. The event in Thailand was special for him because it brought him into contact with people with the same desire, and the communication skills to make it happen.
Seasons of Life This feels like a milestone year - not only has Tim just turned 40, but his precious Gran has recently moved from his parents’ house into a residential home for the elderly. Obviously this is an emotional time for everyone, although it is clearly the best choice for her at this point.
TIM AS A TODDLER, WITH HIS GRAN
Prayer Partner and Faithful Supporter Miranda writes: I’ve never had the privilege of being close to my
Throughout the last 12 years, Gran has played a significant part in
grandparents, so it’s been amazing for me to observe the special place
our missions life. The time has come for her donations to stop, although
Norah has had in Tim’s life. As a believer she’s consistently prayed for
we trust that the investment she has made - in prayer as much as
him and his three siblings, and from the time we joined Youth With A
finances - will continue to reap dividends! We’d like to think that the
Mission it was natural for her to become one of our most faithful prayer
fruit of our ministry will be part of her eternal reward, part of her life’s
partners. She’s always taken an active interest in the work that we do
work that will live on when she passes.
and even flew with Tim’s mum to visit us when she was nearly 90 years old!
At a practical level, this means that finances for our day-to-day living expenses are reduced by 25%. This is a season, then, to trust
Gran has been one of our major financial supporters since we first
God to add new supporters to those already giving. What you can do:
joined the mission. Somehow - in spite of having had a banker husband
• Pray for God’s timely provision, through His people. • Speak about us to others and ask them to get involved.
- it wasn’t a problem for her that YWAM operates by having all our voluntary staff raise finances for the work that we do. She wanted to help make it possible for us to work in missions and saw financial
• Make a tax-free donation by contacting Ruth (see below). • Increase your current giving, or host a fundraising event.
partnership and prayer as the role she could play from the UK.
• Donate air-miles or other loyalty points towards ministry costs.
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