YWAM Series 23 News Update
The last couple of months have been extremely busy for the YWAM Series 23 ministry in San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic. We have been focusing our efforts on three main areas:
Raising up our local volunteer team
Leading Marriage Courses
Local evangelistic programing
We are currently blessed with some great local volunteers, who over the last few months, led by Malcolm & Yanet Taylor, have been growing together as a team. Every Monday the team comes together with times of worship, prayer, Bible devotions, teaching and ministry opportunities. We have got to know each one of them through gift and personality profiles, evangelistic teaching, prayer and through ministry outreaches. In July we will be running a 16 week missions training program to further equip these men and women of God.
Our core program has been our Marriage Course where we have had the privilege of leading over 50 couples into closer relationships. With material provided by Alpha, we have seen an encouraging response to this course and now have a further six Churches signed up to recieve the seven week course in the rest of 2018. Our desire is to be able to expand this program where we can teach a group of local volunteers to run the courses and also to expand into the pre-marital, parenting and youth courses that Alpha also offers.
One of the desires of YWAM Series 23 is to be a mobilizer of Christians into the mission field. Through our partnership with the Bible League and the Global Outreach Day, we are leading the effort in San Pedro de Macoris to promote local evangelistic programs. These don't have to be big events, but where everyday people can be equipped to share the Gospel message, with a concentration of programs on the last Saturday of May every year. We hosted our first training session with over 75 local pastors and leaders and plan to expand the program into 2019. Our local volunteers joined with us this last Saturday in promoting this event through radio programs, bringing a Christian message into a local public school and sharing 'Coffee and Love' in the local park. With a full day of activities we had many opportunities to share, pray with people and help lead people to know Christ.
As we reach out in ministry we encourage you to join with us in praying for our local volunteers, opportunities and programs, that God's healing hand will reach out and touch a troubled marriage, bring healing to the sick, provide for the needs of the poor and see a generation of Christians empowered to to share the Gospel message.
YWAM Series 23 is a fully volunteer ministry and we rely on donations to fund our ministry activities. Your donation today towards the work of Youth With A Mission, aids us in fulfilling our passion of utilizing social & communication networks to mobilize Churches to bring physical & spiritual restoration to families with the love of Jesus Christ. Thank you for your support! Malcolm & Yanet Taylor - Directors - YWAM Series 23 .