How good and faithful it is, for brethren to share together
This week has brought a wonderful reuniting with Ron Somers from our original missionary training time (Discipleship Training School) in Kona, Hawaii and our outreach to India and Israel. It has also been a joy to meet his son-in-law, and leader of YWAM Ireland, Jonny Clark, along with more of the Ireland team. They bring from Ireland hearts and a ministry wholly devoted to seeing faith built up in areas of conflict, to see conflicts resolved and hearts turned to God.
We are overjoyed to share that an opportunity has opened up for us to visit their base in Ireland in just a few short weeks! The timing coincides nicely with Will & Katie’s Fall school break. We will fly into Dublin (thank you super-cheap European airfares) and head straight to their base in Rostrevor, Northern Ireland. The setting is actually where C.S. Lewis was inspired to write the Chronicles of Narnia. We are wanting to go deep with this ministry and we believe they have something for us in what we do in the refugee camps.
We brought Jonny and his team with us to one of the camps while they were here. At one point we were praying over a small band of Iranian believers, and the issue of their fellow refugees next-door, some Afghani believers, came up. It was heartbreaking to see that, even among believers, there is still much animosity between nations in the Middle East, that, even in this tiny camp in Germany, where they are far from the actual conflicts, the tensions still exist.
We want to see reconciliation, and it can start in these camps. It can start among the believers. Please pray for us to get wisdom. And please also pray that some of the experience, strength, and hope of this Irish team will come through to us in what we do.
While in Ireland, we will also visit with two different families that we know from our missionary training time (DTS) and also from another outreach that came to work here in the refugee camps in Berlin this past year. Angie has dreamed of Ireland all of her life, so we are basking in the glow of our generous Father, who has provided this opportunity.
Go raibh maith agat,
(Thanks to you)
Sam and Angie