This week we had the wonderful Joseph Watson speak to us on “Destiny”. To be honest, we were a little unsure what this was all about, but with a giant wooden spoon in hand, and lots and lots of enthusiasm, Joseph didn’t take long to reveal all.
Destiny = identity and identity = destiny; our destiny is found in who God says we are and is not found in what we do, what we have, what we know or how we look. We already know what our destiny is by the identity he has given us, to be a child a God. We are destined to be a son or daughter of God.
Now the wooden spoon I hear you ask? This refers to Hebrews 10:24, which says, “let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds”. Joseph said we are like a pot of soup, we each bring something different, our own flavour. But we need to keep “stirring the pot” and let the aroma reach more people, so when they taste it, it will make them hungry for more. I think you probably get the analogy, but Joseph swears by this and you’ll never catch him speaking without his wooden spoon.
On Wednesday it was Ando’s turn to lead intercession, so we prayed for Cambodia in preparation for outreach. This was really exciting as we spent time asking God what his mission is for us. We all shared scriptures, words and images God had put on our hearts, and it became very evident that our team will probably be leaving a bit of our hearts in Cambodia.
On Friday we had our last growth groups, so many of us went out to a local cafe to treat ourselves to a coffee and something sweet. We then got the projector out and had our weekly movie night like all other Fridays, which involved a girl's baking session half-way through. All the ladies of the house got the munchies so we headed straight to the kitchen for cookie dough and ice-cream. YUM!
Saturday was an all day cleaning session...fun! As lectures are coming to an end, all staff and students got together and cleaned the YWAM student house and center from 9am-5pm.This was quite exhausting, and I think for some of us we’ve never cleaned so much in our life. But we ended the day well by going to Betty Ann's house for dinner to cook homemade pizzas on the BBQ. Think pepperoni, fresh basil, bocconcini, peppers, parmesan cheese, and dough made from scratch!
On Sunday most of us slept in and enjoyed our last "Canadian" breakfast before we head to Cambodia. Some of us spent the day at home while others headed to Kitsilano Beach to take full advantage of a sunny day. We then ended the weekend at Randy’s house for pizza and ice-cream to farewell Theresa, a previous DTS student.
Next week is our very last week of lectures with Paul Martinson teaching on “The Cross”.
Please be praying for us as we prepare for Cambodia, and if you like to support us visit www.gofundme.com/safewatercambodia.