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December 2007

RYAN’S RAVIN’S

MERRY CHRISTMAS... HAPPY NEW YEAR

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Be blessed in all that you do.

GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PREACH THE GOSPEL Reef to Outback: championing & mobilizing young people to fulfill the call of God.

Well friends it has been a busy past 6

After our lecture phase we went on 8

months. Just a few weeks ago I finished

weeks of outreach and were able to see and

wrapping up the July Discipleship Training

do some amazing things. We went to three

School. It was an amazing time where we saw

different outreach locations: Mt Isa, Mackay

the lives of 19 students transformed in their

and Palm Island. Over that time we were able

relationships with their Creator and in their

to run Youth Street, Auslife, lunch time

understanding of the call that the Lord has for

programs in schools, concerts called “Voice

them. We had many speakers from different

for the Voiceless” (highlighting injustice issues

parts of the world teaching on topics from the

in the nations and giving opportunity to

Father Heart of God, Evangelism, Missions,

respond to that.). We were able to share the

Lordship, Clear Conscience, Youth Ministries,

gospel to over 4500 young people and saw

and many more.

over a 100 people respond to Christ. We also ran Youth Street for 5 weeks of the outreach in the 3 locations, through which we were able to encourage 80 90 young people.

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Adriel and Ryan I want to introduce you to my girlfriend Adriel. She is from Oregon (USA). Adriel’s been with YWAM Australia for 6 years and is currently serving in Perth at one of YWAM Australia’s biggest bases. She has a heart for the nations and seeing people know God and making him known.


WHAT THE NEW YEAR HOLDS The beginning of some dreams and goals that have been on the drawing board. Next year will be a year of a few dreams

one of my dreams and goals is

beginning. One of those is Mission Adventures.

to run a Youth Ministries School

Mission Adventures is a dynamic program to

for young people who have

help the local Church get their youth

completed DTS and want to

passionate about prayer, worship and

continue in youth work and

evangelism and give them a positive

be further equipped with

experience in missions. Many youth leaders

very practical skills to

have the desire to do missions but little time,

enable them to serve

energy and resources to do so. This is were

young people wherever

YWAM can serve the local church. Since we

they go, whether it be

are always doing short term missions and

their home church or within

equipping young people for it, we can take our

another nation.

Movember was a month the boys enjoyed the girls hated. that I see that it is conditional in that if Joshua doesn’t place his feet on the land,

strengths that we have, our contacts, and

Also next year we’ll be hosting

experience and host short term missions

the National Leaders Meeting for YWAM

then the Lord won’t give it to him. This

programs that will serve the body of Christ in

Australia where we see 150 - 300 leaders from

challenges me to be a man of action so

fulfilling the great commission.

around the nation come to seek God for

that I can see God move. It’s not just

YWAM Australia and further develop unity and

good ideas and religious talk, but action

I’m also excited to say that the first of our Mission Adventures programs will be with my home church, Engadine Church of Christ, who strongly support me and Reef to Outback in what we do. As you know, I Ied the July DTS this year and the plan is that I will run it next year as well. My goal is to raise up leaders that will be passionate and equipped to minister to the 12

family within our mission nationally.

Something God has spoken to me of late. Lately God has been speaking to me out of Joshua 1. There are two things that God continues to highlight to me: 1.

chapter to “be strong and courageous”.

- 17 year olds. It seems that wherever I go

As he talks to Joshua it’s not just a nice

there is a shortage of people that are willing to

idea that the Lord has come up with, but

invest into the lives of our teenagers, and that

The last time I wrote a newsletter I had mentioned that my computer had died and that I was praying for a new one. Well I’m happy to say that I now have a new computer! I’m VERY grateful for your prayers, encouragements, thoughts, and support. THANK YOU.

what this word means, I realize it is facing

think that they are growing up without the

fear and then moving forward despite the

chance of knowing God and having Kingdom

fear. So as we hear from God we need to

principals instilled in them.

walk out what he says despite the fear or

Half the world’s population is under the

will do so before the age of 25. For this reason,

Thank You

I look at the word “courage” and think of

pastors, judges, politicians etc. It scares me to

people that make a decision to follow Christ

that is the short of it.

it is command that the Lord gives him. As

concerns me. They are our next leaders,

age of 25, and they say that 85% or more of

God speaks 3 times within the first

that he’s looking for. There is lots more I get out of this passage, but

obstacles that may come. 2.

God says to Joshua that he will give him the land that he puts his foot on. As I read

Reef to Outback Prayer Points

Ryan Booker Prayer Points

• Safty for YWAM staff. • Planting the Mt Isa ministry center • Wisdom on what to say Yes to and No to when we have too many ministry opportunities. • Need to see an increase of people in missions to do all that is being opened to us. • Seeing Mission Adventure established. • Impact Summer Camp for 65 local kids from the18th Dec - 23rd Dec.

• Wisdom and God’s timing in relationship. • Resources and time to fly to the States to see Adriel’s family. • Continual wisdom and strength in ministry. I feel the weight of all that we do and the challenges we face.

RYAN BOOKER P.O. Box 6221 Townsville 4810 QLD. Aus. E-mail: ryan.n.booker@gmail.com Mobile: 0409 712 144 Home ; (07) 4724 1165 Work: (07 ) 4771 2123 Web: www.reeftooutback.com

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