Last post I wrote about how we have to wait until January to go to Colorado Springs.
However, it seems that we might get to go in November after all. My ministry leader is on the ball to make it happen for us to come earlier. Which is a blessing!
When we go back to the Springs, we will re-join the YWAM base where I did the counseling school. This time we will become staff members and I will become the assistant manager of Kairos, the coffee shop on base. It’s open to the public, so stop by if you’re in town and I’ll treat you to the ‘Holy Ghost cappuccino’. This coffee shop is managed by the Business As Mission (BAM) team and is a business model for people who are interested in opening a business in the 10-40 window to reach people with the gospel, where “real” missionaries are not welcome. I will be trained in business management so one day I could open my own coffee shop/cafe in a foreign country to reach people for Jesus.
I will also be part of the Business As Mission team. Here is a description on what that is:
Business as Mission (BAM) is a strategy for the specific purpose of the transformation of people and communities: spiritually, economically and socially – for the glory of God through a viable and sustainable business which has Kingdom of God values, purpose, perspective and impact.
BAM is a strategy for ministering to people and communities, the primary aim is direct impact for the Kingdom of God through relationship and service; the business is the ministry.
We are waiting back to hear from the leadership if we are accepted as staff and then the only thing that is holding us back is finances. The cool thing about YWAM is, you get to pay to work. *Boom*Boom*Boom*
As YWAM staff, you have to raise your own support. You will ask people and they will agree to donate every month and that is how you get your money to pay for the rent on the base, your food, pension, diapers, donuts and pretty much everything. (Donuts?)
We thought we will just pray and God will provide the money as He has done before.
The base in Colorado Springs, on the other hand, requires for us to have a minimum of $2000. If we don’t have that, we are not welcome to come, not even in January. At least that is what they made it sound like.
Working in YWAM before I learned that asking for money is not about asking or about money. It is about inviting people to become part of the ministry that God has given us.
You will know deep down if you are suppose to be involved in our ministry.
Asking for support is not for the faint of heart or for people who struggle with fear of man.
Just while writing this, first I decided I won’t post it, then I thought I will post it later and now I feel I should sneak some chocolate cake that my sister-in-law Naomi just made. And that is exactly why I feel I have to write this blog. Comfort zone, anyone? God has opened this door for us and He is going to provide!
So here we go.
When you feel in your heart to support us in prayer and financially we would like to ASK you to be part of our ministry and support us on a monthly bases. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or any other way you want to.
Thanks for praying!
This is Ellie back in the day picking a booger at Kairos