Sunday, 27 July 2014

Crazy Week And Outreach News

This week has been a crazy full on week with lectures. A week of laughs and tears! We had Rod Lobaugh talk to us about this week’s topic on Repentance and Forgiveness. Learning about this topic in depth while learning how important it is to repent and forgive. To forgive others and to forgive myself. 

Some main Points we learnt this week includes:
  • Repentance is acknowledging your responsibility, acknowledging that Gods way is right, admitting He is right and you are wrong.
  • Forgiveness prevents the enemy from having control over that situation.
  • Words have power and so when we confess out repentance, it can do more than internal confession.
  • The foundation to all true transformation is repentance.
  • Sometimes we choose to not shine the light because we are afraid of the dirt we might see.

Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

James 5:16(NLT)

And now.......


It’s officially been announced! Our outreach destinations and I’m now allowed to tell the world!!! First I’ll be going to Kolkata, India for about six weeks and then I’ll be heading off to the Philippines for the rest of the outreach. My DTS group will be splitting into two groups and the other half will heading to  South Africa. So your prayers and support will mean a lot!!

If you would like to support me click GofundMe or send me a message by clicking on contact above.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Showing the love of God, 228 quirks, Go fund me!?!!

Week two has now gone and here I am with another update!!

This week at YWAM our topic was Nature and Character of God. It’s been a full on week and everything I’ve learnt so far has just been amazing! My understanding for God has already grown so much through lecture and just through my quiet times.
This week for lectures, we had a guy named Robbie Willingham from Newcastle speak to us. He was really interesting to talk to as he is a classically trained opera singer, so it was so cool to hear him sing and his story on how he got to YWAM. 

He taught us a lot on God’s character in the New and Old Testament. About our filter and what we dwell on needs to be strong, because the weaker the filter the more the world can come in.  He also spoke a lot on how important having a relationship with God is. While also looking at those tough questions that many non-believers might ask. Such as ‘why do bad things happen?’. My whole life I’ve had  an answer that I knew I could understand. But what happens when someone who has no understanding about God asks you? I’ve learnt so much on what to say when those tough questions get asked and how much God wants us to know more about Him.

We are now into the swing of things which keeps us all busy. There’s always something going on whether it is lectures, chores, band practice or just hanging out as a group. We’ve started lunch duties, which means after every lunch we’ve got to clean down all the tables, do the dishes and food prep which might sound easy, but I can tell you it becomes pretty full on when it’s for a few hundred people. Yet this Thursday we got kicked out of the kitchen because we were working too hard… haha… We always seem to finish early.

The house I’m staying at (228) has some quirks in itself. The lights in the girls room goes out every day around 6:45pm… But I guess that makes sense when there’s so many in one house and all are using electricity. The water taps are always running and toilet paper, well there’s never enough.

We have small groups every Tuesday night which is a lot of fun just chilling discussing things that we have personally learnt from the week or what we’ve even been struggling with. I really enjoy it as its great just relaxing and talking with the other girls from my DTS (Discipleship Training School).

We did evangelising for the first time as a group on Friday. We went into the Perth City and separated into groups. I was with Rachel who is doing music DTS with me. Together we prayed to see where God wanted us to go. I got the word lonely and Rachel felt we needed to start walking, so we did. As we walked we noticed an old man who was with telethon but had finished his shift and was sitting on a bench in the street mall. We started talking to him and he told us about what he does. We got the opportunity to pray for him, that he would draw closer to God. He was one of those people who believes there is ‘something; in the sky “a being” he said, but he didn’t have a relationship with God. He told us a lot about his life story, about how he and his wife both grew up in Christian families; he was a cook in the army for 2 years and moved to Australia when their son was in his early teens. It was great being able to talk and share my faith with him. Even though we didn’t see a salvation or a miracle happen, I really felt we planted a seed and new that God was tugging at his heart. Before we left he said by us just talking to him it made his day and that when he got home he was going to tell his wife about us.    

"By just even showing Gods love, we really blessed him."

Meet Rach, Bec (staff) with music DTS and Villy with sports. Chilling at cafe 9!

It’s been crazy this week but at the same time a whole lot of fun!

I’m still in need of finances to go to the nations where I feel God is leading me to. If you’d like to help support me, which would be such a blessing…. Click GofundMe to donate or send me a message by clicking on contact above.

Last week I posted the other address on my blog which won’t actually send it to me straight away. So ‘I’m going to post it down again for those who would like to send me a letter or a bag of goodies…..
 You can send it to my YWAM address which is……..
Sara-Jayne Stuckey
PO Box 8501,
Perth Business Centre,
WA, 6849

Thanks for reading!!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

So It begins!! Week 1 in the YWAM life... (Update)

er the ext 6 months I’ll be posting updates on my life and all the adventures I’ll be getting up to. (For those that don’t know what I am doing at YWAM click here!). I’m on my first week in this YWAM routine and a lot has already happened.  

It’s already been a week and it’s been an amazing experience but at the same time so different. I’m in 228 and for those who have been at YWAM Perth know what it’s like. Sharing a room with 25 other girls is an interesting experience. haha... I don’t really know how to put it! But at the same time it’s exciting sharing a room with all these girls and just getting to know them.

As it’s only been the first week of DTS (Discipleship Training School) we’ve been slowly getting into the routine even though it’s still been pretty hectic. A typical day on the music DTS is morning exercise, which we haven’t actually started yet. But I’ve still been getting up and going for jogs by dragging people to come along at 6 in the morning. I think I’m still adjusting to WA time… haha…

After we have morning chores which my group have actually only done it once because we were told to go clean in another house but when we got there we found out that was the wrong house.  So it wasn’t till Friday that we were told where we were supposed to be. 

Wednesday we had our first lecture which was AMAZING!!! Lectures probably have to be my favourite part, besides morning worship. I love worshiping God and being in His presence. There’s something so special about that! Every week we have a new topic for lectures and this week it’s on Hearing Gods Voice and Quiet Times. Chenaniah is our school leader and he’s been talking on the topic this week. He’s passion for God is so inspiring and it encourages me to want to keep going after God. To learn more about God and His character! I’ve been taking lots of notes from every lecture we have had so far. 

There are so many other schools going on at the same time at this base, so it’s pretty hectic. It kind of reminds me of an American high school… haha…. My first full day in Perth consisted of walking (A LOT!!!), eating kale and being the ‘photographer’ for some of the guys as they wanted their photos with kangaroos. But finishing the day off with worship songs and just jamming with everyone I live with. Everyone here plays a musical instrument, even those who are doing the other DTS’s. It’s amazing!!! It’s like living in a musical! 

Kings Park

Being a part of the music DTS we’ve been split into 4 bands. Each band have to do two covers and write one song to perform at a concert at the end of August. 

As a group we’ve been doing a lot of things together. On Wednesday night we went to Kings Park which overlooks the city of Perth.  It’s so pretty! 

Friday night we were told that we had another DTS meeting with all the other DTS students. Which was crazy because we had already had so many meetings and so many of the students were complaining because Friday nights are meant to be frees.  We were told to leave the places we were staying and told to go to the base for the meeting. After the lady talking for 15 minutes about who knows what because I seriously couldn’t hear her. We were told to go to 228 which is the place I will be living for the next 3 months. When we got to our place I could see lights in the house as if there was a party. Next minute the fire alarm went off and someone starts yelling out fire. Because I was behind the rest of the group I had no idea what was going on. Founds out the staff tried to put on a surprise dance party for us but because of the smoke machine they had it set of the smoke alarm, which set of the fire alarm which meant 10 minutes later the fire department rocked up. But long story short, 20 minutes later it was all sorted out and we finally had our dance party. 

Saturday we spent the whole day in Frementle doing a scavenger hunt which involved high-fiving strangers to taking a photo of someone eating a burger. To buying ice-cream using the money we used from busking on the streets.  

The crew I'll be with for the next 6 months!!

So that’s pretty much sums up my first week in YWAM. Thanks to all those who have been sending me messages, so encouraging! Please keep me in your prayers and continue to pray for my finances as I’m still in need for outreach.

Oh and if you actually read through this whole blog post then I want to congratulate you and tell you that we have found out our outreach destination. Even though we still don’t know if we will be going somewhere else, but we are definitely going to Kolkata in India. 

If you’d like to send me a letter or a bag of goodies!?!!! You can send it to my YWAM address which is…….. (I've updated it as this is the right one)
Sara-Jayne Stuckey
9 PO Box 8501,
Perth Business Centre,
WA, 6849

God bless,
Sara-Jayne xx

Thursday, 3 July 2014

And off I go!!!

"I can't believe it's come up so quickly! I have been preparing for ywam all year and the day has finally come. The day to hop on the plane and fly out to Perth.  I'm so excited for my next adventure,  but at the same time I'm really nervouse!"

The 4th of July it is! Tomorrow!  Independence Day! Becoming independent and flying out the coop. Leaving my family and following where Jesus goes and where he takes me. I'm a follower of Christ, not just a fan. I've chosen to pick up my cross. Even in those hard times,  even in the unknown I choose to follow Jesus!  I want to follow Him for the rest of my life and ywam is where God is taking me for my next journey.  I don't know where it's going to take me or where it's going to lead.  But I'm learning to let go of my plans and trust God!

Your prayers in this next season of my life would mean a lot! Both prayers for my safety, protection, peace, guidence and finances. 

Thanks for reading my little update blog post!  I'll be keeping you all updated by bloging about my journey over the rest of the year. 

God bless! 


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