I had a revelation a few weeks back, a deeper understanding of who God is and who we are, that I would love to share with you.
God, You are good. You made the sun, the mountains, the trees and said it is good. You made us and said you are good. We are good. Sin is bad. We will never stop being who God created us to be, which is good, even if we sin. Even if we do bad things, we are not bad. We are good. We are not our sin.
I am going to Cambodia in 4 days! Three of us from Freedom Project; Evelien, Sandra, and I will be going to the capital Phnom Penh for 3 weeks to serve in kids and youth ministry as well as going to the red light district. Our hope is to see lives impacted, for us to be God's hands and feet and do everything we do with a purpose and intentionality. We'd love prayer for continued and growing unity, for hearts of the people we will minister to to be opened to God's love, and for the spiritual strongholds on the nation of Cambodia to be broken. We would love your continued prayers and support as we go to Cambodia. We hope to film and take many pictures while we're there that will tell a story of hope and life in amongst the sadness and hopelessness that plagues many of these people's lives. I still need some funds for the trip, and if you feel called to support me financially or want more information on what I'm doing, feel free to go to my GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/gmz85bz8.
We as Freedom Project had a stall at Margaret Street markets twice in September, where we sold some jewellery, artwork, and postcards. My favourite parts of the markets were talking with people wanting to know more about Destiny Rescue and their work in rescuing children out of the sex trade. I also love listening to the music from our fellow staff and students as they are busking to support Freedom Project. I live with so many talented musicians!
We also had a night at Campfire Sessions where all of the Freedom Project team shared our heart, our songs, and had a stall with jewellery, artwork, and brochures with more information about what we do. It was the first time I played a whole set on stage. I really enjoyed playing some originals and covers and I love how we set an atmosphere of calm and peace whenever we play.
The first three pictures are the team I am going to Cambodia with.
|Me playing an original "Your Glorious Light" about God's|
light and glory covering the whole earth
|Evelien playing an original about girls trapped in the|
sex industry called "Stripped"
|Sandra singing an original|
"Peace in the Storm"
|movie night with July 2016 DTS student girls|
|Family fun day. I was dressed up as Iron man and the|
others are some YWAM staff and students.
|my friend Kate and her band playing before the parade|
|a dance group at the Carnival of Flowers |
parade in Toowoomba
|"the stockings were hung on the chimney with care"|
During my time at home, I also went to wedding just outside of Calgary. I knew the couple from my first 6 months of staffing here at YWAM Toowoomba as we staffed together. They are such a lovely, caring, and hilarious couple and their wedding was just as fun as they are. I loved meeting up with friends I hadn't seen in a while and getting to meet new ones. I spent some time with some relatives, my Great Uncle Ben and Auntie Betty. They were so hospitable and fun to be with. Thanks for opening up your home to me and showing me all your pictures! Your company made the whole trip so enjoyable!
|the wedding ceremony|
|in front of the Big Rock, Okotoks' |
natural wonder. What a windy day
|father daughter dance to |
|Anna & Regan's first dance|
Here are some pictures from my journey back to Australia.
|a self playing piano at the LAX airport. SO COOL!|
|the elevator front at LAX|
|on the bus to Toowoomba|
I came back to Australia on Monday and jumped right back into work, time with staff here on base and taking in the gorgeous views of the countryside. I'm excited to be back and to go to Cambodia next week. Thanks so much for your prayers and support. I would love to hear from you. Please shoot me an email or Facebook message or comment below. Love you all and God bless!