Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Anticipating the next part.

Christmas '10 at YWAM Perth base. My head's apparently on the menu. :op
So, Christmas is over - so is Boxing Day - and today YWAM Perth got cleaned by the whole base - from the property and staff houses, to the smallest toilet and crummiest corner. Of which there is none, now. :o)

Over 8 hours cleaning in 35+ degree heat can take it out of you; but thank you Jesus for Cherry Ripes and Rockstars that replenish vital nutrition.  

The exciting part is that, God willing and plane prices staying the same from last week, I can fly out tomorrow to Dubai, L.A. then onto Mexico City for outreach!

All my team bar 3 of us are already on their way - they flew out 6am from Perth this morning. I have 2 team mates that still need the remainder of their outreach fees in by 9am tomorrow (Perth time) - if anyone feels they wanna help - please let me know! 

'The Zocalo' in Mex City - the city's centre, and the place of our evangelism and art.
So, as of now, my AES team is kinda in limbo...me having the $$ now for outreach but not being able to buy tiks till the travel agent's open, and 2 other students who need their fees in by tomorrow - otherwise it's back to Korea and the States for them. 
We don't know how this will play out - God alone knows the answers and has His loving plans for us, but it's up to us to trust His heart is always for us, not against us. 
One thing that's been driven hard into my heart by various experiences on the AES school is that: 

God is good, and unchangeably so. 

:o)
Thanks to you all who are loving on me, supporting and wanting to be involved in this journey. 

More news to come.....

xxx 
Cody


Thursday, December 2, 2010

one thursday night...

So, my Perth YWAM family had our weekly Thurs night evangelism tonight...and it was fun!
I knocked on doors with Carols By Candlelight invites with attached candy canes, and had a blast with my Tassie friend Josh who's over with my bestie Sara for a short visit.

My class did no art tonight, just lots of praying and letting the locals know about the Christmas event next week.

My fave part of the night was, however, walking past a young, attractive lady dressed in what I guess you could call 'exercise' clothes, sitting on the grass in the park. I was about to pass her, when God spoke up - "Go and talk to her."

I was like, "But God, I've run out of invites, and I don't think she'd be interested in coming to carols, anyway!"

God was silent. I knew He meant it, and He always has good reasons for being random, so I sheepishly walked over and invited this lovely lass to carols. She didn't quite know how to take me, but that was ok - I'd done what I was asked to do, and then I was gone.

However this girl kept coming to my mind...and I started to feel God's compassion and crazy, pure love for this daughter of His that He created.
Not long after, God said again - "Go and talk to her".

But now I really had nothing to say to her! But I knew God wanted her to know His heart for her, so once again, I suck up my pride and walk up to her.


She was surprised to see me, but I told her outright I was a Christian, and that God wanted her to know He loves her like crazy. After more words, she allowed me to pray for her - that God would meet her, and she'd know His realness and love in her life.
She told me her name's 'Katherine', and she's a worker in the adult entertainment industy.
Katherine cried as the Holy Spirit stirred in her heart - I'm praying He brings freedom and wholeness to Katherine's life.

Like you, she's adored by God! :)

Have a great Friday!
God bless,
Cody
xx