Sunday, December 07, 2014

News Update December 2014

  (This was the first place I went when I joined YWAM in January 1983!)

Linda and I enjoyed greatly our brief but full time at our Lausanne campus in Switzerland.  The teaching of 1 and 2 Kings was well received with students making comments such as:

“Thank you so much Phil for all the stories you have brought to life and for giving me understanding of their importance.  It’s so exciting for me to read a book that I thought was stale and boring, with freshness and perspective…’’


“Phil, thank you so much for coming and teaching….  It really make me more passionate about the Old Testament.…"

After spending time with the Markus, the President of the University of the Nations, Linda as accepted the role as Extension Studies Registrar.  This will involve her working with YWAMers around the world as they develop and register their new courses.  She has a steep learning curve ahead!  The goal of the Extension Studies is to make the excellent training we have developed in YWAM available to the wider body of Christ.

Paul, the leader of a new ministry base in Washington State in the USA has contacted us indicating that he wants everyone on his campus to take the Online SBS (a small base of 11 people).  This is something we are keen to explore, where the whole community engages with Scripture together.

Elisa returns after her time away with the DTS.  She has had a wonderful time and I am sure has much to talk about.  She plans to look for work, and take time to pray and decide her next move.

As we approach Christmas and the new year, Linda and I want to thank you so much for your loving support over this past year.  We pray you will have a wonderful Christmas season as we all celebrate God’s ‘indescribable gift’ (2 Cor 9:15).  We look forward with anticipation for all that 2015 will hold.