The Nations 2 Nations LTS started with the Leaders Armando Benner and Edwin Fillies and the LTS staff attending the 35th YWAM Philippines National conference, hosted by the YWAM Davao who is also hosting the Leadership Training School. Over 300 people (YWAMers) from over 35 nations attended the conference. The guest speaker, Mr. Ricardo Saludo, Secretary of Cabinet of the Philippines, was sent by the president of the Philippines to represent her and to deliver her speech. The Leadership Training School officially started on the 29th April 2007. It started with a bang, as 71 students from over 22 nations gathered for the opening night where they sang, prayed, cried and worshiped the one true God in they own Language and traditional clothes. (Revelation 7:9 “After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.”)
With the start of the YWAM Philippine national staff gathering, the Nations to Nations LTS, a first in Asia will kick off. Around 60-70 students will be gathering from across the Nations with the majority from the Philipines to train and learn the Principles of Leadership. Stay tuned for more info in the next 3 months .. as we will update this site with infos and highlights.
N2N LTS team
We will let the pictures do the talking …. can you hear the rhythms? can you hear the heart of God Celebrating?
All images Courtesy of Thema Black, Kona Hawaii.
“It was just like it used to be when Island Breeze was with us in the earlier days,” said long-time YWAMer Sarah Williams.
During Island Breeze’s ministry at the Ohana court on Monday evening, men and women wept at the cross. The story of Jesus’ death and ressurection told visually by the Island Breeze team and magnified by the Holy Spirit struck deep into the hearts of many. Their demonstration of humility caused several to drop to their knees, for it became like holy ground. During a solemn moment, people laid down their lives, and recommitted themselves to Jesus.
Warrior cries resounded many times, not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities over the Hawaiian island.
During the meeting people streamed to one or more stations: water for pure heart and hands; reconciling with their brothers and sisters; healing; the ten commandments hung on the back wall; the throne represented allowing God have total control.
After a prayer of confession, the heaviness lifted and the evening flowed into songs of celebration, literally raising the roof with cheers of joy and release.
Photos by Bev Thomas and Thema Black
It all began in prayer as the Kona team was seeking the Lord how to start the week. How does one begin a week celebrating Diversity and Unity, expressions that are rooted on only in culture but in the person of who God is? The Lord spoke about walking through 4 stations : cleansing (waters), reconciliation (honoponopono), healing (seasalts), covenant(commandments). Then the throne of God and the cross being central. We will let the pictures do the talking ….
All we can say is: Praise the Lord its begun well …
here is a youtube link as a teaser
Thank you Pieter Heres for the Update!