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Interview with Axel

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Meet Axel from Sweden, one of our trainees on the School of Evangelism currently on outreach in Newcastle.

What has the SOE been like?

It’s been very challenging. It’s made me depend more on God in different situations and has challenged me to do evangelism. I have also got to know some good friends on the school! I would like to see so many more people doing the SOE, I can definitely recommend it. God has given me a heart for the people in England and Europe and I would so love to see more people released to do missions in Europe. I wish more people would see the potential they have, and to know that the Great Commission is for them. It’s here and now: it’s real!

What have you seen God do during outreach?

It’s been great! We’ve seen God do lots of awesome things. We prayed for a homeless guy a few days ago; he’d been in a fight the night before and his face was bruised. We prayed with him and he said the pain went almost completely! He looked surprised and was very grateful.

We spend time hanging out with some kids outside. On Monday night there was a boy who had hurt his knee and wrist. We prayed with him and asked if he knew what a miracle was. He said no, so we explained that a miracle is when God does something we can’t do, and that Jesus wants to heal people. We prayed for him and he said the pain went away. He was shocked!

What’s been most challenging on outreach?

Well, we love Byker and the people here, and would love to see so much happen here. So it’s been a challenge to remember that Byker isn’t my responsibility, it’s God’s. I can only do my bit, and then I have to trust in God for the rest.

What’s been most rewarding?

It’s been rewarding to work with the kids in the community and encourage them. And seeing the neighbours become increasingly friendly, having conversations with people and listening to their stories, and sharing with them.

How can we pray for you guys?

Pray for more people to encounter God’s power and his love through healings, etc. And for favour in the community. We would also appreciate prayers for our finances.

 

If you’re interested in the School of Evangelism, check out our website for more details: http://ywamcarlisle.com/training/school-of-evangelism/ or contact Craig: soe@ywamcarlisle.com

The next SOE starts in April 2012

More healings!

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Here’s another SOE testimony from Dixie:

‘We went on a treasure hunt last Monday. Matt and I went out together and Georgie and Axel went out together. A treasure hunt is where we listen to the Holy Spirit and get clues to his treasures/people. The catagories of clues are 1. Names 2. Appearance 3. Location 4. Prayer Needs 5. Unusual or Random.
After we listen and write down what we hear we go out to find God’s treasures.
We found four teenagers, one of whom was walking with a crutch. Since I had leg on my list we asked them if they would help us with our treasure hunt. They were very willing. We prayed for Ellie’s hip and she tested it out after and said it was better. Then she asked for prayer for her wrist which she was suppose to have surgery on soon. We did and she tested it and said it was better. Then we asked everyone if they had recurring headaches, which Matt had on his list, 3 of the 4 teenagers had this affliction. Matt prayed for them to be healed and encouraged them to call upon Jesus if the headaches came upon them. None of them were experiencing headaches at the time so they could not test it out. Ellie had a bone bump on her wrist that we had prayed for and I prayed that it would dissolve. We didn’t see it dissolve just then but I told them where the base was and encouraged them to come tell us when it did.

Later, as I was returning a movie to the library I ran into Jack, who we had prayed for for his recurring headaches to go away on our treasure hunt. He called out to me on the street yesterday and told me that the prayer worked and his headaches were gone. This was Matt’s first time getting a report of Jesus healing someone he prayed for! Praise God!
Then Jack introduced me to his friends that were with him: about 10 teenage girls. They peppered me with all kinds of questions and wanted me to pray for them. I prayed for one girl’s mother who had Parkinson’s disease and she was encouraged to hear that I had already prayed for someone with this disease and had seen them healed. Courtney asked me if I ever hear God speaking to me. I said every day. Courtney wanted prayer but didn’t know what to be prayed for so I suggested that I pray for her to have peace from Jesus and she said “Yes”, so I did. Then Courtney wanted Jesus to live in her heart as I briefly had shared the Good News of Jesus with all of them. So she prayed a prayer of salvation with tears pushing on the edges of her eyes. She also asked if I would pray for her to hear from God which I did. I invited these teens to come to the YWAM base and they set up a time to come the next day and ask me any questions they had. It is the next day and they did not show. But we are not discouraged. I know that I will see them in the town square again sometime. Please pray for these teens that are very spiritually hungry.

God is sooo Awesome!’

We believe in miracles

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The first SOE in England for 18 years has started here at YWAM Carlisle! Here’s a testimony by Dixie, one of the trainees, of what God is already doing through the team:

‘We have been on some assignments for spreading the love of Jesus. Axel and I went out to find people to pray for healing. After asking quite a few people in the streets of Carlisle, we found a Christian older lady that wanted us to pray for her brother for healing that was not with her. So we did and then we asked if we could pray for her as she was walking with a cane. Joyce said that she had had a stroke and that her balance was very much affected and that is why she used the cane. After Axel prayed for her we had her check it out and she walked without the cane and declared that she was healed! We rejoiced and she walked away from us without her cane determined to call her brother to see if he had been healed as well. This was the first time Axel had prayed for healing for someone and they were instantly healed.

As we were headed back to the YWAM base the carosel was playing the song “I believe in miracles”. Now don’t go any further with that song because those were the only words we heard and started laughing about the goodness of God and the rest of the song is sort of dodgy.

Isn’t Jesus Awesome!!!’