- Jed went to Northern Ireland for a YWAM conference on using Short-Term mission trips to disciple youth for missions.
- Kayla has joined a ministry that uses art to reach refugees from the Persian Gulf!
An overseas mission trip conference
The plane was quiet… too quiet, as I arrived at my seat. Fourteen hours into travel, the monotonous humdrum of the plane’s engines was finally interrupted by a familiar, yet frightening sound: “Daddy!” Waking to the expectation of seeing my far-too-alert toddler, I quickly realized the cries were not my son’s, because for the first time in years—I was traveling solo.
Our YWAM base in Colorado Springs had charged me with re-pioneering a Short Term missions program known as Mission Adventures (MA). The idea being that we would provide high quality, meaningful trips in that may spur participants into further missions involvement.
Speaking with the Mission Adventures leadership about some new ideas I had for the program, they invited me to their biennial conference in Northern Ireland to “pitch” the idea and get connected with other MA leaders.
Graciously, a board member from our base decided to fund the trip! Though it was hard to leave my family for a week, I am inspired to use short-term mission trips as a tool in getting more long-term workers in the field.
Pray with me that we will see many missionaries raised up from this program!
A Frontier in our Backyard
Back when we were in Cambodia, one of Kayla’s most fruitful ministry times was leading sex trafficked victims through Art as Therapy. She now has an amazing opportunity to do this here in the Springs with refugees from a Persian Gulf nation. There would be no opportunity in the nation to do this kind of ministry, yet Kayla can be reaching this unreached people with Jesus love through art!
Pray that Kayla will be able to build relationships and bridge the cultural gap as she does ministry.