This week was all about hearing God's voice with guest speaker Jen Dorrough from YWAM base in Lynden, Washington.
As we all walked to class on Monday morning, it became clear this was a topic we were all very much looking forward to. However, as eager as we all were to get straight into the practical side of things, Jen made sure our heads were all over the theory behind this topic, taking us on quite the adventure through the bible. Let's just say lots of highlighting and post-it noting occurred throughout class.
But like mums seem to always know best, Jen definitely knew best, as we all became quite thankful we had a deep understanding of the who, what, when, where, how and why with hearing Gods voice. Ultimately it was all about relationship. Jen highlighted that we all hear Gods voice, it's more about being able to recognize it. Familiarity of 'who' God is, is what makes recognition easy and natural.
On Thursday morning we had our first community intercession where all the YWAM students and staff got together to pray. We had a really exciting opportunity to pray for the YWAM Medical Ships ministry which involves 12 ships being sent all over the world to places like Papua New Guinea, the Amazon and Siberia. We formed teams and made paper ships, placing them on a world map to symbolize the destinations where each are serving. It was great to be able to pray for a ministry which has such a focus on serving difficult parts of the world which are often unreached.
As Spring has well and truly sprung, many of us took advantage of capturing pictures of the streets lined with cherry blossom trees whose flowers are now starting to fall. Many photo shoots occurred as we posed on the roads which very much resemble cotton candy, flooding each other's Instagram feeds.
Friday night ended with a bang as we all got together and brought out the projector for a good old fashioned movie night. Those with a bit of a sweet tooth did a quick emergency visit to the famous 'Dollar Tree' store to by some munchies including m&ms mixed with popcorn.
On the weekend some of us took an adventure downtown to Granville Island. After we mastered the public transport system on our own, we went straight to the public market to explore all the different food stalls. From macaroons, pecan pie, Italian deli meats, fresh fruit, and traditional Canadian maple syrup, this place had it all! We also stumbled upon some unique stores including a shop filled with hammocks which we probably spent too long in, and an umbrella store which gave Mary Poppins a run for her money.On Sunday most of us headed to the local church next to the YWAM centre, which was followed by a huge feast including pancakes, waffles and of course lots and lots of maple syrup! I think this may become a Sunday tradition 🙂
That's all for now, stay tuned for next week's update.