“With heart and mind ready for outreach I boarded a plane travelling to a nation I had never heard of 5 months ago. The whole experience was one I will always remember! In Dili and Bahareduk the contrasting atmospheres were refreshing as we travelled from busy city to quiet village and did varying ministries such as children ministries, prayer walks, working in the village (such as gardening or building blocks for houses) while working alongside 2 other YWAM teams from Dili and Indonesia. The YWAM house in Bahereduk was busy thats for sure but within this small house God was moving in big ways.
One thing I will always remember is before we left for East Timor we prayed as a group and all got images about rain over the village. As it was the dry season we all thought about spiritual rain but as we were in the village it rained 4 days straight bringing nourishment to the village as well as seeing how well our team bonded with the children we were ministering too and the villagers that we got to pray for. Leaving the village was hard but returning to Dili was rewarding as we got to use our newfound language skills to minister to the children around the base and at a local bakery.
The time soon ended for East Timor but we headed to Darwin with even bigger hearts for serving then before. We ministered to local Aboriginal communities and helped out around the base for our contact. If there is one thing i would take away from this outreach is that no matter what country you live in, what language you speak or what your culture is we ALL serve and worship the SAME God and it is a beautiful thing to witness and be a part of.”