YWAM Cebu Update – July 2016
New Dormitory Building:
After almost a year of construction, our new dormitory building is finished!
A Leadership Development Course (LDC) was hosted in the building in April.
Currently, visiting outreach teams are utilizing the dormitory rooms and the June DTS is enjoying their lectures in the new lecture room. We praise God for His faithfulness and provision in bringing this work unto completion.
October DTS Outreach
The “Forerunner” October DTS spent their Major Outreach from January to March in northern Cebu and Leyte. The team spent the majority of their outreach in Bogo City, Cebu to take part in the work of pioneering a YWAM base in Bogo. The team partnered with local churches and ministries to reach the cities surrounding Bogo: Medellin and Daan Bantayan in northern Cebu, as well as Palompon in Leyte.
Last December 3, 2015, we celebrated our annual Jesus Fiesta in Talisay City.
Jesus Fiesta is held annually in December to celebrate God’s faithfulness in our eight different Children’s Ministry locations.
YWAM Cebu once again partnered with Bethesda Bedok Tampines Church (BBTC) from Singapore as well as other organizations to serve the 1000+ children and parents that attended.
In May, YWAM Cebu held our annual week-long Vacation Bible Schools for four of our Children’s Ministry locations.
Staff and students learned about the “Fruits of the Spirit” and enjoyed the opportunity for deeper discipleship and fellowship with the children and their families.
Last May 30 to June 4, 16 students took part in a Discipleship Training Week at YWAM Cebu.
During the week, the students enjoyed lectures from YWAM Philippines leaders and staff and applied their learning during an afternoon of outreach at the end of the week. The students came from different parts of the Philippines as well as different nations, encountered God during the DTW, and left as changed individuals!
Two students from the DTW are now students of the current June DTS.
Begins On June 20, 2016, 12 students and 4 staff began a new life-changing journey! Our June DTS will run from June to December 2016.
- Please pray for more staff to work in our kids ministry, hospital visit and prison ministry.
- Please also pray for more staff for our upcoming October DTS that will start this Oct 3 and for the base to help us with the logistics and to host teams as there are many teams coming to the base.
- Please pray for long term staff and more girls staff.
- Please pray also for staff to our organic farm in San Fernando.
Opportunities for Involvement:
- Volunteer at the YWAM Talisay Base! Come and join us at YWAM Cebu and you can help serve in the kitchen, as part of the maintenance crew or hospitality crew. We are always looking for willing hands to help us with all that we do.
Ways to Give:
1. Online – You may give here http://ushare.unionbankph.com/ywam This allows you to specify the base and ministry or staff you would like to give to.
2. Bank Deposits – for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
As 2016 came rushing in, we look forward to seeing God move over our different ministry locations, our kids, youth and parents, in our DTSs and in our different expressions of mercy and evangelism. All glory belongs to God.
Thank you for praying and supporting us! God bless you!