Three months ago the Lord brought me a few hours north of my family. He provided an incredible job and place for me to live in the span of a few days; all of this allowed me to move up and be apart of Shoreline Church. One of the main reasons I wanted to come home to New Zealand was to find and invest in a church and that is exactly what He has allowed for me. I have found community and family here and I am incredibly thankful for this season of life. About a month ago the Lord spoke to me clearly, that this is a season that He has called me to be faithful with what He has put in front of me and He is preparing the next step. He showed me this through Isaiah 52:12, “For you shall not go out in haste, and you shall not go in flight, for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.” He has called me to be faithful in my job and at Shoreline, working with the youth and kids ministry and basically anything else I can do. It is such a blessing to be apart of this body at Shoreline Church and I am so thankful to be serving here. I am in a season of waiting, in a season of actively waiting.
The Lord has given me an incredible opportunity in waiting. He has given me the opportunity to go back to a place that I love and to be with people I love. In July I will be going to Amman, Jordan for the second time for about 10 days. I will be there as apart of a team out of California, our heart is to reach the refugees in Amman. We will be running a kids program for around 120-150 refugee kids for half the time, secondly we will be putting on a youth camp for refugees and distributing food to a few hundred families. The team that I will be apart of is predominantly youth, so another part of being on the team is supporting and pouring into the youth that are on the team. Amman is an incredible place, but can also be a challenging place. I am asking for your prayers for myself and the team. I am so excited to see what God does and how He glorifies and shows Himself to the team and to all the people we come in contact with. Here are a few ways you can be praying and if you feel called to can support this team.
- Protection for the team both physically and spiritually
- Boldness to speak the gospel and the truth that we are privileged to know
- For the Lord to prepare the hearts of the kids and youth we get to meet
- For financial provision for myself and the team, for flights, visas, housing and food when we are in Amman
If you are able and feel the Lord calling you to support me on this trip it would be greatly appreciated. I have been blessed to have a job and therefore have been able to pay for some of this trip, but I am still praying for the rest of the funds. If you feel that you would like to give there are a few ways,
- If you have a NZ bank account you can simply transfer into my account
Account Details: ANZ 06-0225-0190714-00
2. You can send me money through PayPal
Account name: Rebekah Walsh
If you have any questions or would like more information on the trip I would love to talk to you about it, please email me or message me on facebook! Thank you for your prayers!