Hello my dear friends and family,
I have been living in Vezenobres, France for 2 months and 19 days now. Oh, where to begin: I know I have stepped into a promise from my Heavenly Papa and all I can do is receive. I’ve stepped into my inheritance, His goodness, my healing, His freedom and LOVE. I’ve stepped into more than I could dream of. Since arriving I have become apart of not only a Youth With a Mission (YWAM) base, but a home and a family.
I had no expectations coming into this school because I honestly didn’t know what to expect! (I recommend doing this) but wow, God knew. From the first days I arrived I was able to attend the YWAM France Staff Conference where on the first evening of the conference John Dawson the guest speaker spoke about our inheritance and that as we live a life fully abandoned to Jesus, we step into all that God has for us. But the question kept circling in my head:
“What was my inheritance?”
“One thing I have asked of the Lord, and that I will seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, To gaze upon the beauty [the delightful loveliness and majestic grandeur] of the Lord and to meditate in His temple.”
Psalm 27:4, AMP
As the school began I quickly realized I was no longer in control of what was happening in my heart, mind, body and spirit. It’s a beautiful mess to not be in control. To let God do whatever He wants; whenever He wants to do it. To have such intense encounters with His Holy Spirit that you can barely get off the floor. To ask for healing and receive it.
See, this is a worship, intercession and prophetic training school. But I didn’t put all the pieces together before I came. God desires for me to learn to speak with boldness prophetic words, sing spontaneous songs, stand in the gap and change history for people and nations, lay hands and see healings, miracles, signs and wonders before my very own eyes. “Greater works than these…”
What I didn’t put together was that in order to walk fully in my true identity God has for me- He would begin to dig and pull out the pieces inside of me that needed to go. He would place me with a family here in France, He would give me spiritual fathers and mothers who would know how to gently speak wisdom, direction and correction into me. He would allow me to cry, scream and laugh until I thought my stomach couldn’t handle it anymore. To begin to describe the feeling of a river flowing straight from the throne room in heaven into my heart, the power of peace flooding my whole body. A family who surrounds me during my weakest time. All I can do is receive. I realized no matter how much breakthrough happens inside me there is always more. For we were made to go from Glory to Glory and so I will continue to open my heart and recieve this love that my Father is just pouring out in buckets over me. Can you see it?
This is my inheritance.
As this whirlwind of healing, restoration and revelation begin to stir up our hearts and minds and the love of Jesus consumes us. We go out. First stop, The Rock of Gibraltar for YWAM Feast of Tabernacles. Where we had intercession and worship night and day. During this trip several of wanted to go over to Ceuta, Spain which is the very tip of North Africa. Here we met up with a local church that had been faithfully serving the hundreds of refugees that are crossing the Moroccan border trying to get into Europe. We walked through the streets with the wife of the pastor we met up with and the authority, love and grace she carries. This is the love of the father. What an honor and encouragement it is to meet so many people interceding and serving the nations.
Our leader here Henning Schikora is the founder of OCE – Operation Capitals of Europe. We headed to Copenhagen, Denmark and were able to partner with the leaders of prayer houses and global prayer movements. Some of us were able to go in and pray and prophecy over the Prime Minister as well as one of the mayors here. We were given a private tour of the parliament by one of the mayors of Copenhagen. As the tour came to an end we asked if we could pray and prophecy over him. In this moment he becomes just a man. A man who needs to hear the voice of God. A man who is the only christian in his political party. In this moment, the room goes silent as the presence of Holy Spirit fills the space and Henning begins to speak to the soul of this man. This is it! This is what it’s about! To speak forth LIFE! WISDOM! LOVE!
This is my inheritance.
So here I am. It’s our last full month of the school. I have received more than I thought was possible to receive and I have given more than I thought I ever could. This is the love of my Father. This is the power of Holy Spirit. I will continue to open my heart and I will continue on in boldness. Not through striving but through surrender.
“You can’t shut up a song that’s been singing for ages. It sings through us when we join our voices with heaven. With the open heaven that’s with us, around us, beyond us, beneath us, everywhere. When we join with heaven we tuck ourselves into the song of ages, a song of hope, a song of offensive joy… The song of laughter that’s medicine it heals hearts and offends minds. Love does that. It heals our hearts and offends our minds in the process and all we want is more of it.”
Thank you for taking the time to read this. For loving, supporting, and praying for me during every season that God is walking me through. If you would like to partner with me during this upcoming year there are a few ways you can:
It will be approximately $800 a month while living on base in France. That is including: housing, food, travel etc.
1. Monthly Financial Partners – You can give an amount of your choice monthly for the yea
2. One-time Donation Partners – You can give a one time donation to help support me in whatever area you feel led.
3. Prayer/ Intercession Partners – This group is interested in being a part of what I am doing and joining with me in prayer for His Kingdom to come and will be done! This group is by far the most important because without a team of warriors behind me it can be hard to be in ministry. Being covered in prayers is the most important gift I could ask for from you!
4. Email list – Just want to hear more about what I am doing? I can add you to my email list where you will receive a personal updates during my ministry time in France
If you would like to become a ministry partner on any level please contact me and let me know. My biggest need currently is for monthly financial partnership, so if this is a possible option for you and you feel God leading you to give I encourage you to choose this option!