YWAM - Urban Key

Submitted by Evermore on Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:58pm
YWAM - Urban Key

Hello Evermore Family!

I’ve been in London for almost 2 months and so much as happened. There are 4 of us in the leadership school, just like my last school! We are the bases first school of only Americans. We are walking alongside the DTS and get to have a lot of classes with them.  We are learning a lot about servant leadership. I share a small room with 5 other girls, and it’s tough because there’s no alone time but we also have grown so close. There are a total of 39 people in the house and there are around  20 in the other house across town. There are a lot of different cultures represented here. It’s definitely a different experience but I’m very grateful.  We’re going on our 6th week and I’m excited to see what else God has in store for us. We do evangelism at the Salvation Army once a week by giving people haircuts, painting nails, and doing makeup. It’s a great way to start conversations and show them God’s love. We also do street evangelism every other week in Notting Hill and it amazes me how God continues to show up here. I’m also helping to co-lead the children’s ministry here once a week.  The last couple weeks we’ve had about 20 kids each time. They are amazing and so open to everything we teach them. It’s always so rewarding to see how much they receive.

A couple of my favorite moments so far were when a couple of us were taking a cab and we started talking to the driver randomly and Jesus was brought up. He’s a Muslim but was very receptive to what we had to say about Jesus and said to us, “I’ve met a lot of Christians in my life but I’ve never met any like you”.   At the end of it he asked us to pray for him. It was an amazing time that the Holy Spirit showed up in the most unexpected way. We also had an amazing day where the staff sent us out into London without any phones or money and we basically had to rely on God for food and bathrooms and anything we needed. It was such a cool experience and God gave us a lot of free meals and revelations!

As of right now, we don’t know where we will be going for outreach.  Please consider if you would like to contribute financially.  I know God will provide! Please keep my team in your prayers and the entire base as a whole. There’s a lot of spiritual warfare going on,  which I believe it means we’re doing something right and the enemy isn’t happy. Please also pray for my health I’ve had a few issues lately but they’ve all been dealt with. Praying that nothing else happens. I’m so excited to see what else God does with the rest my time here.  I’ll continue to keep you all updated! Thank you for all your love and support!

Blessings!

Mikaela Peñaflor