Sunday, May 1, 2011
Greetings from beautiful Kona, Hawaii!
As I was walking from one end of the campus to our home I was taken aback when I saw a huge, bright rainbow. As if a ginormous rainbow isn’t stunning enough, a second rainbow appeared just above it. As I stood looking at these two rainbows the school was having its weekly community church service and the worship band was playing the song “Majesty.” The scene was awesome. In that moment I felt the Lord confirm His calling on our lives, and an excitement for who our God is and how incredibly great He is filled my heart.
Things have been going really well for us over here. We have been in Hawaii for over a month and the DTS is officially under way. We have 20 students from seven nations. It is a diverse and eclectic group. We have two families that came over together; both of the husbands work together for a successful business out of Indianapolis. We have a girl from China that was raised Buddhist; a girl from the outback of Western Australia (Kalgoorlie); a couple from L.A. that literally just got married; several Korean girls; some Canadians; and a 63 year-old jazz musician from France (who is, right before outreach, marrying a Brazilian woman that works for YWAM).
The last three weeks of teaching has been great. Loren Cunningham taught us this week and wrapped up on Friday with a powerful message on denying our rights, taking up our cross, and following Jesus (check out his book “Making Jesus Lord”). We have also had teaching on hearing God’s voice, and experiencing God’s father heart.
We appreciate all of your prayers. It has been a busy week and it will be busy for the next several months. We are currently going from 5am to 8pm five days a week, sometimes six days a week. It is good because all is centered on Jesus, but it sure is draining. We desperately need prayer as we go full throttle these next five (close to six) months. Especially as we navigate some tricky waters such as planning an outreach, getting all the needed visas, praying and counseling people, working within a team, etc.
Please pray with us:
1) That we would take the time to rest in Jesus.
2) For our marriage.
3) For protection and safety of our staff and students.
4) For our fundraising efforts.
5) That we would cultivate thankfulness and belief in our lives.
We are so privileged to be here. God is so wonderful and we pray for more of Him in your lives.
Morgan and Lisa