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week 8

December 20th, 2010 No comments

Hey all!
This week we had Grant Windle, a local pastor give us our lecture on the Holy Spirit. His lectures were actually more about our design and function as humans, and how the Holy Spirit empowers us to run as we were originally designed to run. He was very insightful and I got a lot of revelation from him. I learned that I don’t need to over-spiritualize everything because we are three seperate yet unified parts that are unique in their design and function. The body, the soul and the spirit. In salvation our spirit is reborn, and then begins the process of transforming the soul into unison with the spirit. The spirit hears from the Lord, and then the soul agrees with it, and then is acted out with the body. We are meant to live from the inside out. These are the kinds of things we learned from the lectures.
The last few days of the week, we did what we call “faith day”, which is when we break up into our outreach groups and pray about what we are to do for the day. The first day we went into the city and we sat in the grass and played music and did art. A few of us went on a prayer walk, and some stayed behind and did their art. I was on a prayer walk with another girl, and we met a guy who was a christian and had prayed that morning to meet other christians who were passionate about God. We prayed for him and talked, and we walked away so encouraged and amazed that the Lord would use us in that way. The next day we wrote encouragements to the staff and did small acts of service around the base. This last week was so good, and I am learning so much. Thank you all for your prayers! If you could continue to pray for our dance group and our outreach to India, it would be much appreciated. Love you guys!
Kody

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week 6- I think

December 6th, 2010 1 comment

Hello everyone! I know it has been a while since my last update, so I thank you all for your patience. These last few weeks have been so awesome and challenging for me. I last left off on hearing the voice of God, which was amazing and I learned so much on communication and how it works between not only other people but with God. We then went on with lectures on evangelism which were very inspiring and encouraging. We so often put sharing our faith into a box and we tend to use formulas and techniques to reach people which aren’t necessarily bad, but are not always the most effective way to share Jesus with someone. We only had a few days of these lectures because we then traveled to Airlie Beach which is 16 hours north of our base. The purpose of the trip was to minister to “schoolies” which are graduation high schoolers that party for a week straight. This is a thing that happens all across Australia.
Our team set up a large tent and we provided a safe place where they could come and hang out and engage in meaningful conversation while enjoying chai tea and slushies. My specific team was mainly involved in prayer and intercession which was such a blessing. The Lord showed me so much during those times. Our group also did a few of our dances while there which was very challenging due to the amount of spiritual warfare going on. Anyways, when we came back, our lecture was on relationships. These lectures were so eye opening and helpful to all of us. The speaker (on DVD) not only spoke on relationships of the opposite sex, but how to relate in general and how the whole of christianity is based on being a good relator. I am still processing this information, but I have also put it into practice with some of my fellow brothers and sisters which has been such a blessing. The Lord has been showing me so much about Himself, life and others and I am so excited for what this week has to offer. Thank you so much for your prayers. Oh, and please be praying for my team that is going to India, there are a few people that don’t have their funds to go. I would also like prayer for perseverance in dance. We are dancing a lot, and I don’t want to miss the heart of dancing, so any prayers would be much appreciated. Thank you so much again!
Kody

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