A simple factual update
It has now been more than a month since I left home. I do apologize to those who have been waiting patiently for an update from me. Because it has been a while, this may turn out to be more of just a simple, factual update.
Before I left home, I had been questioning God as to where he was calling me after this upcoming season on the boat was to end in June. To keep with the routine of my life at this point, He told me to not worry about the seasons to come and not plan anything out, and that I was to keep my focus on the time coming up onboard the boat.
With that in mind, I arrived in Greece and got to work on the boat, preparing to have the Blue Water DTS (Discipleship Training School) and the SONS (School Of Navigation and Seamanship) onboard shortly after my own arrival.Their arrival got us into the full swing of things quickly, filling days with their DTS teachings, as well as afternoon sail training.
The current group we have at this point is fantastic. Eager to learn and grow, everyone meshing quite well together (though there is always things to come up when you put 20 people living together 24/7 onboard a boat). And they are just great people in general who love to laugh and have a good time, and go deep as well.
My days have been very busy, being 1 of 3 crew members for the boat and helping make sure it is in working order for the sailing we do, doing a 1 on 1 with one of the DTS students, helping out with the SONS where I can, as well as one of the main drivers for the ship vehicle we have.
And I now have one more thing to add to my list of involvements (though this moves into the place of priority), which is kinda big news that I was not expecting to be sending off.
Come July I will be co-leader one of the DTS outreach teams to Mexico!
A few weeks ago I was told that the DTS were looking for 1 more leaders as they only had 3 staff, but were going to be splitting the DTS into 2 teams. I told them I would pray into it.
My initial feelings were that this was not for me, and I kinda brushed it aside. Then a few days later during morning worship, out of nowhere the Lord clearly spoke saying that I was to go on the outreach.
These moments are always really exciting ones to experience. If I had planned something for when I had come home after the DTS lecture phase, I would not have been as open to helping out with this outreach. So in being obedient to what God asked of me and trusting that He would let me know the direction to take when I needed to know, He was trustworthy on His part, and guided me where He wanted me to go when I needed to know.
All that being said, I am going on outreach! I will still be coming home with my return flight on June 26, as I have my cousin’s wedding to attend on July 7, but I will immediately be taking
on again on July 8, and heading down to meet the team in Mexico, who would have arrived on the 7th. The outreach will end with a week debrief in England at the beginning of September.
I will write an update for you all that will give more focus on where in Mexico we will be, what exactly we will be doing there etc.
For those who want to see me before I take off again, I have a short and busy win
dow of 11 days that I will be home (a few of them already filled with plans), but I will do what I can to see people at home.
As always, your prayers are appreciated and valued, so please keep them coming. The more the merrier. (Will release info of my team with the outreach update). Specific outreach prayer points will also be coming with my next update.
To those who have, and are still supporting me financially, I will say it again, thank you. Thank you for being a part of all of this, and making it possible that I can be out here taking the steps God is a
sking me to take.
(Anyone new that feels inclined to support financially, don’t hesitate to shoot me a message!)
Thank you all for taking the time to read this. Any questions you have for me at all are welcomed, just message me and I will respond as soon as I can.
Until next time.