So. We. Go.
It has begun, and picks up speed, momentum and force as it goes. Like a boulder rolling down a mountain, we are moving forward with exciting pace and expectancy. God is on the move, but we are seeing that He has already been on the move here long before we arrived. YWAM Yosemite has incredible divine intention and purpose that we continue to grow in awe of, and stand amazed. From relationships, properties, opportunities, timing, provision, and favor, we know God has big ideas for Oakhurst, and YWAM Yosemite. Our pioneering team is increasing, and already we have outgrown the housing we first had. A few weeks ago Jacob with his wife Deb (from Texas and Australia) moved out here and joined us on staff. They have quickly felt like family, and add so much diversity and life to our group. God's faithfulness is unwavering, what we stand secure on, and we have seen Him provide not only the right people for this team, in just the right the time, but yet another place for us to stay and live in. A second house has opened up, in a perfect location, for some of our staff to move into, and we are busy getting the house ready for them to move in next week. Where He guides, He provides, and it is such a blessing to be under His provision and see the way He answers prayer. He is bringing those He has called in, adding whole new facets, and we know many more are on their way.
Pioneering new ground definitely has it's challenges, and we are all learning a lot on this journey. We have seen a property that we believe is right for us to pursue as a new base. Nothing is impossible for God, and this would be just a drop in the bucket for Him, but we are mustering our greatest faith and trusting in His timing and strategy of how to best move forward. We are also praying for a base vehicle, especially as we grow, and hoping that a door is opened for us with that. Prayer for these things would mean so much to
As of right now though, our foundations are being laid, and we are committed to being a body of prayer, worship, intercession, faith and deeds, being in a position that allows God to act. Being faithful with what we have, that God would entrust us with even more. One particular thing that we love is Monday morning worship - which is an awesome time of fellowship with others in the community who come to join us in glorifying our Lord. This blending of YWAM and the local churches is beautiful, and something we're grateful for.
Almost 6 months out until our very first Discipleship Training School, things are taking shape and the reality of it all blows our minds. We're excited to see more students take the step of faith and desire to follow God out here. We're also starting to organize and get ready for our first Mission Adventures in a few months, and are looking forward to seeing youth transformed and inspired for missions. And we're excited about the beginning of a new season, the dreaming of what could be. God continues to give us glimpses of His vision for us, and we walk forward with expectancy and hope, keeping our eyes on Him and His great commission – from Oakhurst to the ends of the earth.
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