Some remarkable days have gone by recently. My (Leslie's) very blessed grandmother made the milestone of turning 90 years old! And Evey also hit sweet 16!
We celebrated them both very well making sweet memories!
We should call it March-madness! As Nate also stepped up a level yesterday! He is now 11 years old. Its a busy season for us, but we are so blessed and content with how God orchestrates it all!
The suburban is back! It seems it will always be a work in progress, but it is running and nice to have our second vehicle again. We are making tons of travel plans for this summer and are excited to get on the road after the SONS school and the homeschool year wraps up!
If you are missing some of what's going on and need to catch up check out our website, or even better, give us a call or text! We would love to catch you up personally and see what you are up to as well!
Will you pray?
-For the DTS and the logistics of running the school (housing, transportation, outreach, etc.)
-For people (young and old) to hear the call to go to the nations and respond with a YES in their hearts!
-For a training vessel for YWAM Ships CC - We are currently the only YWAM Ships base in the Continental US that does navigation training. And having a vessel to get hands on training after the classroom/charts study for the trainees is vital to our mission. This is the perfect spot for trainees to be discipled and learn the basics of sailing or the Bible and stay closer to home during the lecture phase of DTS.
-For more and more divine opportunities to share Jesus to the lost, the church, the brokenhearted, the elderly, all people, in all places. May we love the one in front of us as Jesus would. Holy Spirit leading!
-Summer travel plans to be established as God leads, guides and provides!
This song has become a prayer
from YWAM missionary/song writer Lindy Cofer...
" We're shaking off the dust as we arise
Awake, awake, our generation cries
Salvation's song will ring throughout the earth
And every eye will see Your matchless worth
And I can feel the drum of Your heartbeat
You're calling us to be Your hands and feet
We're rising up with courage in our hearts
To carry out Your love to the hardest and the dark
So take courage, the harvest is ripe
Lift up your voice, 'cause Jesus is alive
And take courage, the harvest is ripe
Lift up your voice, 'cause Jesus is alive "
"There's a "yes!" In our hearts, and it carries through eternity! Simple obedience changes history!"
We hope that this email blessed you and encourages you. Jesus said to give Him our DAILY yes! Every day - to wake up and choose joy, choose peace, and choose Jesus! Giving our "yes" to Jesus doesn't make all our worries or problems disappear. If you are struggling today in any way and need someone to talk to - please let us know. We would love to chat and pray for you!
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Matthew 16:24
Thanks for reading, for your prayers, and to those who give, thank you for your faithfulness to the long haul with us in missions and faith!
God bless you guys in all you do... for His glory, in His name.
The Bailey crew