Hi y'all! :)
I feel like it's still week 1 of the AES, but I'm heading into week 7 come Monday!!! Crazy! I have no clue where the time goes....anyhow, enough of that - please check out my plans for the very near future! :)
In between class field trips to practise newly-learned mediums, our school's had amazing and experienced artist missionaries & YWAM leaders come and teach on Unity, Nature and Character of God, Leadership of the Holy Spirit in Design Process.
My school's learnt how art is practical in reaching the lost; be it evangelising in Perth city or Mexico City.
The Art Evangelist's School has it's outreach in Jan-March 2011.
It will be 3 months worth of 6 days a week evangelising - which looks like working with and teaching Mexican churches in how to reach their own community for God; working with prostitutes and seeking God's wisdom for their lives in alternative professions, art therapy with homeless and the 'outcasts' of society.
Art is amazing and really works - put a brush in someone's hands, and watch them open up! :)
To give you a background to why I'm going to Mexico for outreach ....
YWAM Perth's been sending missionary teams of many talents and abilities to Mexico City to partner with local churches in reaching the huge city for the past 9 months. We've seen unprecedented city-wide unity and evangelism resulting in over 7500 salvations and many miracles of healing and deliverance.
Cool, huh! :)
So my school's quarter will be part of the last 'wave' of YWAM teams being sent to Mexico City. We'll be working in a yet-to-be-decided region of the city to serve existing ministries and churches, as well as teaching and encouraging Mexican Christians to bring Jesus in practical ways to their community.
What this look like?
The AES will set up canvases in the city (some huge, some easel-sized) and paint culturally relevant art pieces, hardcore evangelism, open air evangelism, art work on canvases in the city centre to open Biblical truths, free portraits in slum communities, art in Mexican churches to demonstrate God's power through creativity, & chalking on pavements.
Once we have completed the outreach phase in Mexico City's completed, our team's flying back to Perth, where we hop on a YWAM bus with our artsy equipment, and drive the 8+ hours to Esperance for an undetermined time to work with Christian Aboriginals to minister to the indigenous.
Then it's off to Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie for the same - work with indigenous believers to practically bring gospel truths.
Studies have shown Aboriginal children excel in the arts and sports; so we're trusting God for great results in touching the hearts of the kids there, where there's glue-sniffing youth and violence, drug & alcohol abuse.
Jesus gave the command for us to "GO" to the nations and display His gospel by His grace.
I'd like to give you the opportunity to 'go' and be participate in the Great Commission through me, through investing prayerfully and financially in this trip. This 11 week outreach will cost each student approx. $4,900 which includes food & transportation.
My commitment is to follow God's leading in this outreach to the best of my abiility, and to keep you informed regularly (as communications permit) of how your investment is impacting God's Kingdom in Mexico City and outback Australia.
I'd like to say "thank you" for prayerfully considering to partner with me on AES outreach.
If you feel to contribute, could you please let me know the amount and when you will be able to give? This way I can see what I am still trusting God for.
The outreach fees are due in full by December 8th, 2010.
There are several ways that you can contribute;
1. Most importantly our team needs prayer for covering, health and protection in Mexico City, as some areas are quite dangerous and there's numerous strongholds in the city, due to her violent and pagan history.
2. If you'd like to send a cheque, please make it to 'Cody Taylor' & mail it to:
150 Claisebrook Rd, Perth, W.A., 6000, AUST.
3. Transfer into my PayPal account;
4. Youth With A Mission Perth's website;
'www.ywamperth.org.au' and go to credit card payments.
Please ensure you send an email with my name, the amount you send, and what it is for: "AES outreach fees".
If you would like to contact me, I'd love to hear from you! :)
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thank you for considering me! :)
For His name,