Pray for Ellerie

Aloha everyone.

I just wanted to write and let you all know I got back to Kona safe and sound. I’m sorry if I didn’t get a chance to say bye to some of you. It was really awesome to reconnect in fellowship and enjoy a long vacation! God was resting me up to prepare me for this next season. He wasn’t kidding when He gave me the word “DEPENDENCY” this past Vinepower. To make a long story short, I was asked by the school leader to be his assistant and help lead this school of 65 students and 13 staff. I don’t know what I was thinking when I said yes, but i felt the peace of God about it and that PAPA wants me to rise to this opportunity to sharpen and develop more leadership skills. I know it’s going to be challenging but that’s where the grace of God comes in. 

Pls. pray for discernment and wisdom as I help lead this school. For those that don’t know, Compassion DTS (Discipleship Training School) is a YWAM school that focuses on training young people for overseas missions with the interest of working with children at risk and the poor and needy in society. It’s 3 months lecture phase in Hawaii and 3 months outreach in a different country. I think our school will be sending to 7 different nations: Cambodia, India, possibly Afghanistan and other locations haven’t been announced yet. I would love to take a team back to Cambodia but my heart is also stirred for Afghanistan. Will keep you guys posted. Please pray for our staff, as half of them are new and still finding their place in ministry. Our staff is very diverse culturally(8 nationalities out of 13), so pls. pray for unity and for good communication to take place=)

Personally, I’m still transitioning emotionally. It’s weird to be full time in YWAM after working in the community for 2 years. I’m glad that we’ll still have community outreach as part of our DTS curriculum because I don’t want to stay in a Christian bubble!!

My heart’s desire is to function from that place of REST, no matter how much task lays ahead. Thank you for your prayers, love and fellowship. I miss you all and pray you are experiencing deeper measures of God’s love!!!!

Embracing the Grace of God for this season, Ellerie