There are times in our lives that God brings together all of the pieces of a puzzle. He gathers the right people at the right place at the right time. At GYMN we just experienced one of these divine puzzle building moments in our ministry together!
From September 27th through November 1st, we had 11 leaders in the USA from 7 different countries. These top leaders (shown above) are the core of GYMN’s ministry around the globe. This group consisted of our staff and our key partners around the world. It did not include everyone we partner with but many of the key people that could obtain visa’s.
There was so much that happened over this time, but some of the key highlights were:
Seeing the joy on the faces of people here as they talked with our global participants was priceless. People saw first hand the global impact we have together. Our teams were in at least 8 churches locally and 9 different house churches. They also had gatherings at numerous other churches outside of the Ohio area that they organized!
The time that the teams from overseas had with one another. Many of them had not met each other, so to see them come together with a deep bond around Christ and His heart for youth around the world was incredible to see.
The training that we were able to walk through together to further enhance the global ministry. A highlight of this training time was to see them train one another in areas that they are proficient in.
We also had some incredible times of worship and teachings geared for the heart of these leaders. Those on the front lines need encouragement to continue on and to insure they are on track in their life and ministry. I saw great personal impact occur as local pastors served the leaders from around the globe.
We had a lot of fun together. We visited local places to enjoy putt-putt golf, go-cart racing, pumpkin picking, a retreat time at a local state park, etc….
Thank you for being a part of putting the pieces of His puzzle together!
—Founder and Executive Director of Global Youth Ministry Network International
Over the last 4 weeks our teams in Nepal, Philippines and Kenya have been traveling and serving incredible young leaders through our trainings. They have been to various areas in their countries and have trained over 249 youth leaders, who from our estimates will be impacting 4,980 youth per year.
All of this happens due to your prayers and support. Thank you for continuing to walk with us all at GYMN in your support and prayers to insure our teams can continue to minister globally.