Then I asked him if he knew of Jesus and “the story”. He looked at me for a minute and told me he had heard of him but never heard the story…Read More
Have you ever taken a taxi or an Uber? In Cape Town one of the ways we get around is by Ubering. A lot of the times we don’t make too much conversation outside of the weather but One day Rozie took an Uber to a friends house and upon getting into the Uber the driver was listening to a Christian radio station. So, she asked him if he was a Christian and he said he wasn’t sure about it, and she asked him why he wasn’t sure about that. He said he had grown up Christian but had gone off the path and recently things had been hard in his life. So now, he was wanting to know more about God. Rozie offered to pray for him at which he said please. She prayed for him and he asked her what she did for a living, was she a preacher or what? Rozie told him she was a missionary. She began to tell him about YWAM’s Discipleship Training School which he was very interested in but needed something that he could do while working. So then Rozie told him about the the training school at Antioch Community Church (our local church we are apart of.) He was very interested, so she left her details with him and said goodbye. A couple of days later he messaged her and said he would like to come to church. Which he came with his girlfriend and child that Sunday! Now they are plugged in and are going to do the school next year! My take away from this awesome story is who is the person that’s in front of me that I can love today?
South Africa was incredible! I am now back in Kona closing out the school and getting ready to head to California where I am helping my sister and brother in law move all there stuff from Huntington Beach to Longview, Texas; I am excited for this road trip! Just to give you a quick recap of my time in South Africa, in three months we prayed for/ talked to OVER 1,026 people, saw 15 salvations, 7 people get physically healed, and 11 people baptized in the Holy Spirit! One of my favorite stories is getting to be apart of planting a seed of prayer on the YWAM base. We made a spreadsheet with 24 hour slots 7 days a week and had a worship night with the base and I explained my heart for prayer and how it is so powerful and effective. Then I did a call for everyone to commit just one hour a week in the small prayer room on base praying for the rest of the quarter, and it was a success! People signed up and the momentum for prayer was growing even more! I was excited to be apart of what God was already doing! It was incredible to just see and be apart of what God is doing in this country! Everywhere we went we saw God doing something incredible. In the Townships, in the Universities, in the churches, in the YWAM base! All over the country there is momentum building for a genuine prayer movement. I am thankful for these past six months. For every penny being provided, for every prayer, for the team God gave me, for the amazing people I got to meet, for YWAM, for God's protection, I am so thankful! I am continuing on this journey of establishing a prayer in the DRC by first heading back towards South Africa in this next year. I will be back in Texas for December through February and I will be looking to speak, lead worship, and just meet with people to share the vision of seeing a prayer room built! If you would like to know more, fill out the contact page on this website! Thank you so much for all your prayers and financial support I pray your blessed ten fold for your generosity! All the fruit you see from this trip is accredited to y'all as well, your reward is great in Heaven!
Cape Town is a beautiful place between the mountains, the ocean, the people, and most of all what God is doing here! The team and I arrived three weeks ago after three days of travelling, (longest flights of my life) and after a couple days of getting over jetlag we started ministry. Some of the ministries we are doing is leading worship at the University of Cape Town, preaching to a youth leadership team, and also working with kids in schools, helping them with school work, playing with them, helping feed them, etc. On the first day of ministry we were at the school and the kids were praying the Lord’s prayer in Xhosa. All of a sudden one the guys that was with us gets a word of encouragement for one of the four teachers standing there. This turned into us telling them the gospel and four of them gave their lives to Jesus on the spot! What I love about this is that we are able to see them each day and walk with them rather than just letting them figure it out on their own. The next morning, I brought my guitar and we did worship. The teachers ended up grabbing the kids and we worshipped as apart of the school! As we continued on that day we went door to door in the townships and as we got invited into an older ladies house her and her friend gave their lives to Jesus as well! All in all, after three weeks of being here we have seen SEVEN salvations, TWO people baptized in the spirit, and have planted over FIFTY seeds (planting a seed is praying for/ talking with a person.) I have thoroughly enjoyed our time here so far and I feel like I am gaining even more resolve that God is leading me towards this nation unto the D.R. Congo. I leave for the D.R.C. October 28th for a one week trip with the ministry there called Rally International. Finally, after two years of waiting I am so thankful for the opportunity to strike the ground of this nation. Please continue to pray for me as I go: That the trip would be effective, for wisdom discernment & understanding, for safety, for no sickness, and for God’s help in what it looks like to start a prayer room here in South Africa and the DR Congo! Last prayer point is for the team, everyone seems to be getting sick and it’s preventing them from doing ministry, please pray for healing! I am so thankful for every single person who has given towards this trip and has prayed for me. Your prayers are such a huge impact so thank you so much! The Sound of Heaven is being released through prayer & missions!
What a month it has been! Since my last update we have seen over 30 salvations, some amazing answers to prayers, and an awesome story of how God continues to provide for this dream He has put on my heart. We had our Jesus Burgers outreach where we hand out free burgers to the homeless and community in Kona while having a two hour worship service going on. At the end of the night we go up and preach the gospel plain and simple! This Jesus Burgers I got the opportunity to share alongside my brother-in-law Seth. As I was praying before I got up I kept asking God to speak through me. I shared two stories that conveyed the heart of God and then Seth came up and brought the simple gospel and when he asked who wanted to respond over 30 HANDS shot straight up in the air! It was a great time and I am so thankful I got to be apart of it! As you all know I have been praying and planning for this trip to South Africa for around six months now. Along with praying for this trip I have been praying for God to open doors in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Well the Lord has answered my prayers and now it is looking like I will be able to connect with Rally International (The ministry in the DR Congo) while I am in South Africa! I am so excited and expectant for this three month trip to South Africa this fall. I am looking to network with leaders there, scout out the land and see the possibility of moving there, and serve the YWAM base that is in Cape Town. God has always been faithful to His words and He always will! I am in awe of His provision these past couple of weeks. From providing money for gas to literally providing money for a deposit on a flight to South Africa as my card is being typed in! (contact me to hear that whole story!) So as I write this update I do it with a full heart of gratitude. I am thankful for God's grace and mercy which I don't deserve and I am thankful for friends and family that champion me and this vision of seeing a prayer room established in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thank you to everyone who has given towards this dream already and thank you for everyone who is praying for me (it's working!) Here are few needs until my next update, please contact me if you want to talk more!
- Prayer for my passport to make it back to me before I leave for South Africa (I had to send it in because of some errors made by the gov't)
- $2,800 for my trip to Africa
- Prayer for my team (of 6) pray for unity and boldness to preach the gospel
- Prayer for me to hear God's voice clearly and have wisdom as I move on towards the next step of establishing a prayer room in the DRC