Typhoon Haiyan Relief

You can find out about the ways that YWAM and RescueNet are providing relief to victoms of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philipines, and how you can be praying and help in the relief efforts at: http://www.ywam.org/blog/2013/11/11/typhoon-haiyan-relief/

If you would like to donate to the Philippine Councel of Evangelical Churches relief efforts, you can send your doantions to:
Account Name: Phil. Relief & Development Services,Inc.
Peso Savings Account: 003980000251
Bank Name: BDO
Bank Address: Anonas-Kamias, Q.C.
or
Dollar Savings Account: 103980032226
Bank Name: BDO
Bank Address: Anonas-Kamias, Q.C
Routing # 021-000089
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Please indicate: "FOR HAIYAN-YOLANDA SURVIVORS"
Please email when you deposit for proper monitoring,

For more information, please contact:
Bishop Efraim Tendero
National Director
Email: bishopef@pceconline.org
Telephone: (+63) 29131655-57 

By Adrian Young

Call2Compassion and Justice Conference

Mumbai, India. November 4 - 8, 2013.

How do we express an authentic gospel ministry that has integrity with both eternity and the context of peoples lives today? The Call2Compassion & Justice will place a megaphone in front of what God is doing in Mumbai and enable others to hear His call, share His vision and be equipped to take action in their settings.

By Adrian Young

Empowering the poor through community development

Domestic violence is an issue faced by many families so YWAM together with the People's Committee of Van Con commune held some training to raise awareness in the community on Gender Equality and Domestic Violence. 

We emphasised the importance of clear family communication, especially considering many Vietnamese households have more than one generation living together. 

Attendees, women and men of different ages, were able to learn about, causes of domestic violence and good strategies to build healthy family relationships...

Read complete newsletter here...

By Adrian Young

Volunteer at Home of the Open Heart

There is an estimated 580,000 people living with HIV in Thailand. Of those, an estimated 16,000 are under 14 years of age (UNAIDS). Chiang Rai, one of the provinces worst hit by the AIDS pandemic, had no home for HIV positive babies. Project L.I.F.E. stepped in to meet death with life and hope – and Home of the Open Heart began in 1999. 

It’s purpose is multifaceted: To give HIV positive babies who cannot be cared for by relatives, a loving safe home. To offer self-contained cottages for HIV+ mums to live independently with their baby/young children. To offer hospice or respite care to women and children in their final stages of life. To visit families affected by HIV/AIDS in the community and offer income generation opportunities. www.homeoftheopenheart.org

Each HIV+ child and woman, is cared for by the staff at Home of the Open Heart for as long as they live. It’s a commitment from the heart, one that brings lots of tears, lots of sleepless nights nursing them back to health, and lots of joy. Oh, to see the babies who came in dying who are now laughing, playing, going to school, just being ordinary children. That’s what L.I.F.E. is about.

Home of the Open Heart is needing more staff and volunteers. Find out more info at: http://homeoftheopenheart.org/volunteer/

By Adrian Young

Seeking to fulfil the Great Commission

Thanks for your heart of compassion, justice and self-sacrificing love like that of our model, Jesus Christ.

Call2All is about fulfilling the Great Commission, through the Great Commandment and the Discipling of Nations through every sector of society in our generation. Call2All is about collaboration and partnership, it is about servanthood, it is about an intentional focus upon those who have yet to taste and see the goodness of God once in their lives. Most of these would be unreached, the poorest, the ones living in the most challenging places on earth.

Call2All is about looking at models and examples that are working like the city of Mumbai, India. There are several thousand churches that are reaching out to their neighbor, engaging with the major themes of the city like human trafficking, children at risk, housing and economic development through integral mission. There is much to be learned from our brothers and sisters in Mumbai as we convene in city of global influence.

There are also wonderful models of self-sacrificing love from around the world that will also be reflected upon to see how we can grow and multiply in our combined efforts. We sense that the Holy Spirit is already doing many things in Mumbai and that these are going to be days where God meets with us in a variety of practical ways. Come, bring your gifts, your skills and those things God has placed upon your heart to impart.  We really want to focus upon Jesus and how he engaged with the poor, needy, outcasts of his day through a new model of love and compassion.

Thanks for registering as it will a limited group of people.

My name is Steve Goode, Ambassador for YWAM Mercy, Compassion and Justice living in Bangkok, Thailand as well as on the steering group for Call2All. I have never been more encouraged that the Great Commission through the Great Commandment and the Discipling of Nations can be completed in our lifetime. Come and join us in the historic event.

God bless, 
Steve

By Adrian Young

Call2Compassion and Justice

My name is David Westlake, and for as long as I can remember I have been gripped by the vision of mission and inspired by people who were passionate about the last, the least and the lost.  My passion, which I share with the Global Compassion Network, is to inspire and equip Christians and churches  to serve their communities with word and deed in the power of the Holy Spirit.  

We believe God has sent churches,  “To proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,”  (Luke 4:18-19); that God’s mission involves proclamation, intercession, worship and demonstration, and we believe that this can transform people’s lives, and the world around them. 

18 months ago a small group came together and  shared vision that we had to go to a place where the church was living out this mission and to learn from it: we wanted to go to Mumbai.   In this city churches are doing amazing work sharing God’s love for the least, the last, and the lost.  I’ve visited a number of times, and I am also moved and inspired by what the Christians there are doing, and am challenged to follow their example in my own home town. 

My prayer for the Call2Compassion and Justice is that you will also be inspired by the work that you will see and hear about in Mumbai, that you’ll want to go back to your communities and follow the example of these churches, and that you’ll go home equipped to do so by the workshops that will take place during the conference. 

Please, join us in Mumbai - and encourage others to come with you on the journey. 

God bless, 
David

 

By Adrian Young

Call2Compassion and Justice Registration Open

Register for the Call2Compassion and Justice 

Call2Compassion and Justice is a five-day conference in Mumbai from 4-8 November 2013, which has at its core the connection between the Great Commission and the Great Command to love one another that is at the heart of compassion and the pursuit of justice.

Find out more.

By Adrian Young

The Summit

The Summit (Bkk, January 26-29, 2013) is really shaping up. Now in partnership with World Evangelical Alliance and Micah Network, some of the contributers include:
* Shane Claiborne – The Simple Way, Philadelphia
* Dr. Viv Grigg, International Director of MA in Transformational Urban Leadership - Azusa Pacific University, Auckland/L.A.
* Dr. Rosalee Velloso Ewell, Executive Director – World Evangelical Alliance, San Paulo/Birmingham
* Dr. Ruth Callanta – Center for Community Transformation, Manila
•Dr. Sonny Tha Nyan – General Secretary YMCA, Yangon
•Wallace and Mary Kamau – Missions of Hope International, Nairobi
•David Bussau – Founder, Opportunity International; President, Wholistic Transformation Resource Center, Manila
•Dr. Ash Barker – Urban Neighbours of Hope, Bangkok
www.newurbanworld.org/summit/

By Adrian Young

Bob Moffitt: Church & Development

 

24 - 28 September 2012

Since 1968 Bob Moffitt has developed and directed Christian organisations that encourage Christians to demonstrate God's love, especially to broken people and their communities.

His heart for the global church and its role in transformation was shaped by two years in the Peace Corps in Africa, a two-year study of missions in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, a seminary major in missions and 12 years of ministry among inner-city youth. Bob founded Harvest in 1981 and has served as President since that time.

He is co-founder, with Darrow Miller (renowned speaker on the relationship between worldview and development, worldview and poverty and writer of "Discipling Nations") of the Disciple Nations Alliance (DNA).

Bob has a PhD in adult education from the Union Institute in Ohio, and has also done graduate studies in public administration, apologetics, missions, Biblical studies and volunteer administration in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland.

As President of Harvest and co-founder of DNA, Bob maintains a busy travel schedule, training church leaders around the world in Biblical holistic ministry. He developed the major portion of Harvest's training materials and is author of the book "If Jesus Were Mayor".

Harvest International holds the following vision, mission and strategy....

VISION - Every member of every church sacrificially serving in their world as Jesus served in His
MISSION - To envision and equip the Church to reflect Jesus, the Chief Servant
STRATEGY - To sow the seed of vision, to provide initial tools, to encourage and coach church leaders, to multiply sowers and coaches

If interested in attending this inspiring seminar by Bob Moffitt, please contact Amanda Costa (YWAM Harpenden Registrar) at registrar@oval.com for further information.

 

By Adrian Young

YWAM Ships - 1590 miles to go

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