Spring is always a great season; The ‘hot with a cool breeze’ weather, the flowers, the baby animals in the fields, the stormy clouds, even the sometimes endless rain. Not to mention the relief that the snow is gone and summer is coming.
At YWAM Lakeside we’ve seen lot of students finish up courses and welcomed new students as they start an exciting season here. Hundreds of (mostly) young people come through the ‘base’ each year and we constantly hear stories of how God heals, encourages, delivers, teaches, and saves people near and far. Our staff and students literally reach all corners of the planet.
It’s exciting to be part of that in a small way, and even in a season with very small kids, God’s calling to parent/disciple these precious lives can’t help but get me thinking about the ripple effect one person can make. I pray Vienna and Jake grow up to be confident in their identity and are known for loving people.
Vienna is nearing her 3rd birthday and although she is still testing boundaries and reacts strongly to the word ‘no’ no matter where we are, it’s fun to see her learn new things and memorize new books. Her imagination is being cultivated as she plays on her own and she has the best laugh in the world!
Jake is nearly 3 months old and a very happy boy. He smiles and started ‘laughing’ which is the cutest thing ever! He is so quiet compared to Vienna – makes me very happy they don’t come out talking, ha ha.
Theron is working hard preparing for September’s School of Worship and will be going to Mexico in September as the worship band he’s in (drummer) has been asked to lead worship at another YWAM conference. Always a good time and hopefully Nicola and the kids can go along one of these times too!
And Nicola is teaching again in this summers TESOL course which is always refreshing and fun. We are still accepting students but at least 15 people will be coming to learn how to teach English – a most useful skill on the Mission Field and American communities everywhere.
If you’re in the USA we hope you have a good Memorial Day Weekend the next few days