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The Official YWAM Olympic Outreach

Issue 6 February 2011

A planned retreat The beginning of a new year gave the Forever team an opportunity to look back and forward. Team Coordinator Kyle Henderson-Begg reflects. One main encouragement that God reminds us of is our need to be continually rooted in Him. If we are not, all our work and efforts are but chaff. As a direct result of this word, to kick-start the year we booked a three-day residential retreat for our whole team. It was a wonderful time of team-building and envisioning, split into two parts. The first was a review – a day looking back, reflecting on and assessing the past 12 months. We also used this time to look at our goals and values

and to revisit our Vision Statement, a rewritten draft of which is in the box (below). The rest of the time was given to seeking God for direction and strategy for us in our individual roles as well as together as a team. God spoke to each one of us. It was a wonderful time of fellowship and a great way for us to start the year: drawn together and focussed. There will be more retreats to come, as we continue to push into all that God has for us as a team and all that He wants us to do in seeing people

Forever Vision Statement:

“Using the 2012 Olympic Games as a catalyst to release teams across the UK demonstrating Christ through continuing outreach”

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Forever is a ministry of YWAM England & Wales and YWAM International. Registered Charity No 264078.


Praise God for • The Forever website is back up and running after being hacked just before Christmas. • New staff Rebecka and Dondi have arrived safely; it’s great to have them here. • For the way God is opening doors and already preparing places for teams to go into. • The initial response for the Missions Workshop (see right) has been very positive.

Please pray for • Continued strength for the team, especially in the area of health. • Favour for YWAM at meetings with London church leaders early this month. • For administrators for the team.

Forthcoming …

Think Strategically

A FREE Missions Workshop for those involved in Youth and Children’s Ministry.

Come and explore the challenges and opportunities facing those of us in youth and children’s ministry. Equipping you to reflect on the communities you’re part of, we aim to give you tools and ideas to be strategic in your mission with youth and children. This workshop is totally free. All you need to do is invite us along to run the Missions Workshop in your area – for free! We ask that you recruit at least five people from your church or local area, and make a contribution towards travel.

Host us in your area! Book now . . . For bookings or more information, email Helena@forever2012.com

New to the team Wanted: participants for Mind Body Spirit 2011 From 25–30 May 2011, the Forever team will again be on outreach in London at the Mind Body Spirit festival. This is one of the largest spiritual fairs in Europe. We will share God’s love and making Jesus known to many people who are interested in spirituality. To get involved or for more information, contact Hayley at Hayley@forever2012.com.

Advance notice The next Discipleship Training School (DTS) Gathering ... ... is in the Olympic venue city of Manchester, 26 March–2 April 2011. All DTSs, YWAM staff and YWAM associates welcome! For more information, contact Catherine at Catherine@forever2012.com.

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“Hello, my name is Helena Kittle. I come from York, where I worked in children’s and youth work for a local church. I am quite new to YWAM, having done my DTS in 2009 and then joined the Forever team as the Youth & Children’s Coordinator in September last year. “My dreams for this role involve recruiting a youth and kid’s team for Forever, partnering with churches who are passionate about mission to young people and children, writing resources, networking and working with other youth and children’s agencies and pioneering some new youth and kid’s ministry. “My passion within Forever is to partner with churches, helping them to think through their youth and children’s ministry and how they could use the Olympics to reach out to the young people in their communities. This could be through resources, networking, training or sending outreach teams to them. “I’m also excited to encourage children and young people on outreach during 2012 and see it have a huge impact both on our nation, and on the individuals who come on a team.”

info@forever2012.com

+44(0)1582 463322

Forever is a ministry of YWAM England & Wales and YWAM International. Registered Charity No 264078.

Forever News February 2011  

All the latest news and reports from the Forever team