Monthly Archives: December 2016

Lori's Lollipops – December 2016

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REVOLVING DOORS: This September we welcomed 127 new students to our campus to be discipled and grow in Biblical understanding.  We had 5 Titus      Project teams go to India, Nepal, Cambodia, Taiwan and Ukraine to do Bible teaching.  Just as they were arriving back in Montana we had 6 DTS outreach teams heading out to Thailand, Ukraine, Cambodia and Taiwan. Our SBS students are currently finishing up their first quarter of inductively  studying the Word of God.
In October we hosted a Debriefing Training Seminar with 8 participants who learned the basics of debriefing. A week later I flew down to St. Croix to teach in their DTS on Identity in Christ. It was a great week, and I really enjoyed teaching that topic!  Another quick turnaround found me in Taiwan in November for 3 weeks with a fellow debriefer, Anna.  We met with a number of staff in Taipei and Taitung to do pastoral staff care.  It was a worthwhile trip, and it was great to reconnect with so many friends and my sister’s family.
MORE REVOLVING DOORS: Transition is a normal part of life as a YWAMer, but while it is normal, it isn’t always easy.  These past couple of months I’ve said goodbye to most of my close friends as God has called them on to other places.  I’ve known each of them for 3-8 years, and am thankful for their friendships and how God used them in my life!
As we head into the Christmas season and are reminded of the reason why we celebrate, I find myself agreeing with Simeon’s proclamation in Luke 2 where he says,  “For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared  in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.”  I am so thankful that our Savior came to earth, and that we get to live to proclaim the truth of who He is!

  “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.  The Lord God will give him the throne of his  father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever;
his kingdom will never end.”  Luke 1:32-33

As the famous carol aptly puts it, “He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove the glories of His righteousness and wonders of His love.”
Oh, the wonders of His love.  Merry Christmas!