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The Official YWAM Olympic Outreach Issue 8 May 2011

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United for the City Forthcoming Next Up

The next DTS Gathering is in the Olympic hosting venue of Weymouth and the Isle of Portland, 4–11 June 2011. Teaching … evangelism … outreach … fun … serving … relationshipbuilding … DTS Gatherings are for anyone who is doing or has done a DTS – current DTS trainees, current YWAM staff, and any YWAM alumni who have

Manchester was the latest Olympic hosting city to receive the DTS Gathering treatment.

Train, do and serve! That’s the aim of each DTS Gathering: to train the Discipleship Training Schools (DTSs) in evangelism, to get out there and do outreach, and to serve and build relationships with the local churches in the city. The Manchester Gathering was no exception. We had 66 people attending from eight YWAM locations in the UK and Europe (Carlisle, Harpenden, Nuneaton (The King’s Lodge), Leeds, Liverpool, Wrexham, York and Norway). The trainees heard teaching on evangelism from Yan Nicholls, Connie Taylor and Carl Tinnion (YWAM England’s national leader), and experienced many types of outreach, such as sports, arts, cleaning the streets, continued on page 2

completed a DTS. For more information, contact Rossie on info@forever2012.com After that, it will be London’s turn to host

“I faced and overcame big challenges”

a DTS Gathering, 5–12 November 2011.

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The Official YWAM Olympic Outreach Issue 8 May 2011

Newsletter Page 2 “I spoke to many people and learned a lot about good ways to evangelise!” “God just showed me that I am totally loved by Him.”

Prayer and Praise Praise

“I got rid of my fear of approaching a person and telling him about Jesus!”

• Great holidays had by all! • For the level of interest shown by many who want to get involved with outreach and mission in the UK. • So many networking

treasure-hunting, and evangelising during a concert and a family fun day. One of the main highlights was building on the relationship YWAM England already has with the main church we worked with, New Hope Church. It was a successful week, with everyone involved in reaching out in Hulme and the surrounding boroughs in Manchester, and seeing people come closer to God.

opportunities this past month.

Prayer

• Finances … we still need to see a breakthrough. • Preparation for the DTS Gathering in Weymouth and the Isle of Portland. • That we would

“I was encouraged to step out of my comfort zone.”

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continue to communicate clearly the vision.


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Planting with forever in mind Forthcoming Last Chance! Mind Body Spirit Wanted: participants for Mind Body Spirit 2011 Come and join the Forever team at the Mind Body Spirit festival in London, 25–30 May 2011. 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. Contact Hayley – hayley@forever2012.com

The ongoing development of the Olympic venues provides food for thought. Each issue we will take one aspect and give it a spiritual twist ... As spring comes, so life is blossoming in the Olympic Park. According to the official Games website (www.london2012. com), more than 1,500 trees have been planted in the Park, including wild cherries, along with thousands of wetland plants. It is estimated that 250 acres of new parklands will be created. As the site says, “The parklands will provide a colourful and festival atmosphere for the London 2012 Games and afterwards become the largest new urban park in the UK for over a century.” This is all part of the aim to make this Games the most “green” and sustainable ever, and to leave a legacy after the Games finish. The challenge for us as Forever, and as Christians in the UK and the world,

is, what are we going to plant during this Olympic season? What are we going to see blossom? What legacy are we going to leave after the Games, in terms of changed lives and changed communities? Let’s not waste this God-given opportunity.

From the ends of the earth ...

The nations are coming to the Olympic outreach! So far, we have had interest or the promise of outreach teams from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Mali, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, South Korea, Sweden, and USA.

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