Tim’s YWAM Adventures December 2010 Volume 1, Issue 3
Tim’s YWAM Adventures Happy Birthday Jesus-Christmas Greetings! Greetings friends, Yes believe it or not you have received a Christmas newsletter before Christmas!! Yay! You are reading this letter because you have been part of my journey and I want to thank you for your partnership with me. For without you I could not be serving in the call God has given me.
Prayer points: Putting God above all Building deep bloke relationships Ministry boundaries… ‘saying no’
The last few months have been ones to remember with an abundance of things going on and on a few occasions my brain getting fried!! :) We have had the National Leaders Meeting and also the Ship hand over Nation meeting. Also the Slingshot International Leadership training
which I had the privilege of been apart of. With this off the back of the Mission Adventure outreaches to Palm Island. Then last week we did some intensive training with AusLife, which run an amazing ministry in many public high schools across Australia. Am currently involved in preparations for Impact Summer, which is part of the youth arm of Stable on the Strand which is a huge combined churches and missions outreach in Townsville each year. Focused on a dramatized reenactment of the birth of Christ. It is a huge evangelism opportunity with numbers of people going through each year in the 40 to 50 thousand people category.
Throughout this God has been at times painfully refining me. I‟ve felt a bit like the Apostle Paul at times… Spirit leading one way and flesh wanting to walk the opposite.
Palm Island-Queen Fish we caught drag net fishing with locals.
Keeping Jesus central to all that I’m doing, resting in him Pursuit of Network opportunities Opening up of relationships with PNG and Palm island contacts for Mission Adventures Godly visionary ideas Small group choice next year-with local church, what day… Local church commitments balance
Big Picture-YWAM Australia YWAM Australia is moving into a season of quite large expansion, with a number of bases increasing training opportunities and expanding. Three of the national ministries that have been major focal points this year have been the Mega Cities, an initiative started out in Perth
base– a vision to saturate the targeted Mega Cities of the world (currently in Mexico City) with teams of love in all shapes and sizes. Also the Mercy ministries has released millions internationally. Then the ship ministry nationally is now based in Townsville with the gift of the medical ship a
month ago. We need your partnership, your prayer, your participation and provision that comes from your hand to move into the next great phase of our journey. Could you pray about partnering with a YWAM Australia base and or a national ministry.
T im’s YW AM Ad v ent ur e s
V olume 1, I ssue 3
Stable on the Strand
Stable on the Strand Jesus’s Birthday! Photo from previous year
Impact Summer Camp Youth will serve at Stable on the Strand in various capacities… café, prayer rooms, skate ramps, soccer, dramas, live bands plus more.
' I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit...'Acts 2 17..
Palm Island Jetty- Accidentally baptized a YWAM phone that was in my pocket here… :) woops!! Unfortunately it could not be revived… Continue to pray for these beautiful people of Palm.
Looking back… Palm Island...snapshot from prayer letters “But hey, Palm Island... God is moving. There seems to be a real spiritual shift on the island, even the gradual opening up of the people over the few weeks we were there. You would not have believed how many things went wrong during the three trips, with groups missing ferries, kitchen facilities no longer available, accommodation no longer feasible, such open spiritual warfare with even in the first week a demon manifesting and then physically attacking one of the staff, things been stolen etc. But in complete contrast, a number of the MA students gave their lives to Christ and some of the local kids made first time commitments. One particular story that really encouraged me was during the third week, then myself and the staff including Doug and Suanne Knight (old Wycliffe Bible Translators that were once in PNG) were praying and discussing how the students were going, when we were interrupted by a man shouting up the driveway of where we were staying. One thing led to another and Jarred and Andrea asked us to pray for them. As we began to pray and listen to their story, we discovered that Jarred had actually been planning and on his way to hang himself and Andrea was trying to talk him out of it. We had the privilege of leading them to Christ as they recommitted their lives to him”.
T im’s YW AM Ad v ent ur e s
V olume 1, I ssue 3
Mission Adventure Possibilities I am patiently waiting to see what God has in store for mission adventures and all the possibilities that entails. Currently we (youth department) have put through a proposal to begin to multiply mission adventures up to and beyond 2013. It is exciting to pray and see what God is putting on our hearts. This may entail mobilizing and training and equipping local youth in Papua New Guinea, which I am really, really excited and passionate about. Currently I feel as though God is really teaching me about his timing and also realizing I can not please everyone. Currently I have a number of schools wanting clarification and commitments for next year. However currently due to a number of changes we have to put it on hold. Part of me wants to honor
them and make promises, but I am beginning to realize that I can not always do this. Which may mean we lose
derstand and grow in, is moving from being my own boss and been able to make things happen fast yet not always with quality to been involved in a team and following a lot of protocol and waiting on God‟s timing a lot more than running in like a bull at a gate like I used to. But that‟s enough for me, I pray that you have a really refreshing break and enjoy spending time with your family. As in the end, as God keeps reminding me, it is about relationship with God and people. By our love for each other we are known...
schools temporarily, but Gods plans are always better and much bigger. The other thing I am really beginning to un-
Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God —1 Corinthians 10:31
Bless you guys!! Love you heaps! Enjoy Celebrating Christ‟s Birthday!!
YWAM Medical Ship happenings... So as many of you know, the Medical Ship has spent quite some time now up in PNG and has now returned to it‟s home port in Townsville. Thanks to the many thousands of hours volunteered, glasses, toothbrushes, birthing kits and medical equipment donated the trip was a huge
success. Here is a quick snapshot of what happened and what you could also be involved in helping out first hand on the ship in the future. Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=jHlI6xw2OPk
Early next year the ship will spend time up in PNG for six months. For repairs and then ministry. As our base director reminded us the other day, please pray for us. As we are experiencing a lot of favour and success that we do not lose sight of keeping Christ central to all that we do and to give him the glory. As a mate of mine said on DTS, “Keep the main thing, the main thing”.
Tim’s YWAM Adventures
Youth With A Mission
This would be a good place to insert a short paragraph about your organization. It might include the purpose of the organization, its mission, founding date, and a brief history. You could also include a brief list of the types of products, services, or programs your organization offers, the geographic area covered (for example, western U.S. or European markets), and a profile of the types of customers or members served.
Youth & Mission Adventures PO Box 6221 Townsville QLD 4810 Australia Ph: +61 7 4771 2123 E: email@example.com
Skype: tim.stewart777 Mob. 0408369880
It would also be useful to include a contact name for readers who want more information about the organization.
Updates are on Facebook, via „Tim‟s YWAM Adventures‟ group, request link on Tim‟s Facebook page
Palm Island-Local girl participating in face painting! :) Mission Adventures
Photo to Left Locals waiting for Medical Treatment
It never ceases to amaze me how I see God work through our prayers. Thanks you so much! For those that feel called to intercede and pray on a more regular basis. Please email me and I will put you on my more regular update/prayer email group. Love to hear what I can pray with and into for yourselves also. Thanks for being such a blessing
Love to hear from you, either via letter, email, postcard, phone. I feel so encouraged and blessed to be involved in praying and hearing how you are doing. It is so encouraging. Feel free to come up to Townsville for a break or visit :) For contact details see top Left of page. Thanks :)
This is hard for me to ask for, but as many of you know, when working for YWAM you don’t get paid. So I’m relying fully on your financial support. Thanks so much for your partnership. Bank Details: T R STEWART BSB: 704230 Account no: 100320198 (Westpac-police credit co op) Or through the base: