It has been a number of weeks since I have sat down to write you. As I am nearing my one year in full time ministry, I am putting together a larger update for next month, but today I felt a quick “hello!” was in order. My five weeks in the States went by faster than I imagined, but it was a rich time of family and community. In these weeks, I had more lunch-‐dates than I would care to admit, a weekend vacation with family, and incredible community within my two home churches, South Boston Bible and The Well. It was a really blessed time, a closing of one season and beginning of another! It seemed that in a matter of just days I was saying goodbye at the airport again, departing for the next chapter Jesus has written for us. As I have shared previously, I am stepping in to brand new responsibilities, starting already this month, as I joined the MOTA DTS leadership team and begin preparations for this fall. God has been putting together a staff team, and calling the students. Right now we have over 150 applications for this discipleship training school, and we are expecting more in the next months! This will be the largest DTS in all of Europe! God is certainly up to something. It has been a season of learning and growing. God is really preparing my heart, mind and spirit, for this season. I can feel Him stretching me ever so gently, asking me to trust and follow Him in every way. Just when I think I am fully trusting, I realize, I have so more to learn. Oh I am so thankful for His grace! Even though it feels uncomfortable 99% of the time, it is a beautiful thing to fall
back, deeper into His calling and plans. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else this season! Currently, I am head deep in DTS Administration, and MOTA preparations, and in my free time I am probably outside in the woods or enjoying fellowship with people in this community that I have the privilege of doing life with. As a YWAM base and community, God is really stretching us all and we are in a huge season of trust and preparation! We feel that we are being sharpened as a whole, as He positions us to where we need to be. When our base was founded 9 years ago, we felt God calling us to focus on missions in the 10/40 window. We have sent so many teams out from here to preach the Gospel in these nations, but really feel challenged to continue to reach nations we have not yet been. Currently there are 35 nations on this list, and an excitement is really stirring to go out! Many of us are committing to these nations, wanting to reach them before our 10 year anniversary next summer. It is an exciting time here in Herrnhut, and I look forward to sharing more next month! Next month I really want to share where I am financially, as well as taking a look back and looking forward! Every time I think about what has been, and what I’m about to walk in to, my mind just gets blown by how awesome and BIG and beautiful God is! Your support and commitment is such a blessing, and I am so thankful, so so thankful, for all that you have poured out! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’d love to hear from you, please feel free to write at any time! Many blessings and much love, Kelsey
Published on Jun 28, 2013
A little update about what God is up to. Oh, it is such a privilege to share with you this journey of serving in ministry with YWAM Herrnhut...