Jul. 2022 Update
Jul. 15th, 2022 | Vol. 3 No. 7
SCHOOL & TRAINING
Word By Heart Returns
The incredible Word by Heart Seminar has returned to our campus! WBH aims to teach students the Bible; not with meer memorisation, but through imagined memories. The school was founded by ex-broadway actor Bruce Kuhn and YWAM leader Paul Childers. Together, they have formed a method of internalizing the word that attempts to use our God-given imagination to suppose what it would have been like to witness these stories firsthand and share them with others. This current seminar is learning about 35 minutes of material or 5 stories, in just 5 weeks. One goal of the school is to bring the reality of the word to those listening. These aren’t just stories, they REALLY happened, so how do we communicate this truth in a real way to a child, a teen, to someone who has gone through deep trauma? We analyze the cultural context of each story and bring those details in through our expressions, gestures, and the unique way each student recounts them. It is a privilege to express God’s heart, and Word By Heart allows us to capture just a fraction of the light Jesus gives us and offer it to others.
Following up on the last couple of months, we have a new episode of the ReClaimed testimony mini-series. This 3rd installment of the series tells the story of Minna and how God has transformed her life from graves into gardens. We hope these episodes continue to be an encouragement to all of you.
ReClaimed Episode #3 : Minna
Regeneration in Montreux
Regeneration Outreach is back! Due to COVID, we were unable to run our usual outreach for the past 3 years, but this 13th iteration has had a strong impact. The Regeneration Outreach takes place during the Montreux music festival. This festival brings in people from all over the globe seeking entertainment as many big-name performers and different vendors set up for the 2 weeks. The outreach has a focus on 5 streams; Performing Arts, Bible Distribution, Hospitality, Kids & Families, and Evangelism! Each stream highlights an area we believe God values such as creativity & fun, championing young people, teaching God’s word, and sharing the love of God with others through our testimony. With over 60 volunteers and performers from all over the world, our team has shown incredible enthusiasm and servant-leadership in how they have engaged with the outreach. We have seen God’s faithfulness as the team jumped in fully to do evangelism and heard incredible testimonies of people met and unique opportunities to share the Gospel.
FORGING THE FUTURE
Record System Team Develops App
Part of the mandate of YWAM Lausanne is to serve the mission worldwide. One of the exciting ways we do this practically is by hosting the University of the Nations Record System Team. We have been blessed to host an international team of programmers, designers, and U of N faculty who work to build and maintain the record system at the heart of the University of the Nations. They have convened at our campus for one of their intensive 2-week development sprints. The focus of this particular sprint is to develop a mobile app for students to find courses, bases, degree plans, and access their academic records. The app will also be fully available in several languages at launch, making it accessible to as many people around the globe as possible. We hope that this new innovative tool for students will mobilize and spur them to continue their studies and development by exposing them to all the U of N has to offer globally. We are so incredibly blessed by how this team has served our global mission for years and are honored to be able to aid them by providing a place for them to convene.
Thank You for Your Support
As part of our extended family at YWAM Lausanne, we are so thankful for your support that allows us to continue building God’s kingdom here on Earth. Our ministry is dependent on God's provision as we continue building upon our foundational practices of evangelism, training, and mercy ministries. As we continue to expand our ministry, your continued support is essential. We invite you to consider a major gift towards furthering God's purposes on earth through our ministry. Should you have any questions, we would love to schedule a time to talk with you!