Home Visits | March 6, 2017
Hey y’all! We had an incredible third day with YWAM and the refugees. The morning started with worship and prayer with all of the YWAM staff, a time to just reflect on God’s goodness and provision. This provision definitely showed through the hospitality of every family that we visited in the afternoon. As a way to show our appreciation and love for the refugees, we prepared and distributed fruit baskets to each family as we visited them. The home visits were just incredible, providing us with opportunities to meet new people and share in the situations they face. One woman even excitedly told us that she recently accepted Christ and is planning on sharing the Gospel with the rest of her family and friends! All in all, God showed us that He is indeed at work in this community and beyond. May He continue to show us how to love, serve, and care for these refugees!
Karen Church Visit | March 5, 2017
We had a great second day with YWAM and the refugees. We were honored to be able to attend and participate in a church service of our Karen brothers and sisters in Christ. This church uses YWAM’s 2nd building on Sunday mornings for worship, so we helped them set up the room and had a chance for all of the North Way team to lead the church in two songs of worship. We have a very musical team (Kevin on djembe, Angela on keys, Pat on Mandolin, Dan on guitar, and everyone else singing)! We listened to a sermon in another language on the love of God from 1 John 4. Then after the service, we celebrated four of the children’s birthdays with cake and a huge delicious meal that the church had prepared. The Karen people were so warm and hospitable. It was awesome to be reminded of how God’s kingdom spans ethnicities and languages and we are all adopted in to the same family of God through Christ.