Our Connect with the Cunninhams in Kona, Hawaii was amazing and there was so much wonderful information and opportunities that were discussed. Here are some quotes from our recent Genesis Connect with Darlene & David (please excuse the randomness of these):
Vision from Loren "glass of water with stones" stones are ministries of YWAM and they are being in stacked but still under the surface but now those stones are starting to break through the surface and those islands are bringing us more awareness and exposure to the world. We need to be on our best behavior as eyes are on us more & more.
The iPad is only good because of the apps on it, each app has a specific focus & goal but the iPad just holds them all together. Social media we should have a whole new level of integrity of what & how we communicate and initiatives we put out. Gossip is the same as witchcraft.
Popular media is all about opinion & selling commercials. We can't truly understand what is going on around the world because of the half truths via blogs and the political & commercial agenda in news agencies so how do we as YWAM really know what is going on in the world.
We are in an exciting time with some new initiatives for new engagements with media to get our stories on the ground out & up through grassroots international (9 campuses with 100+ YWAMers). Grassroots reporters were on the ground in Japan when the woman was pulled out of the rubble after 9 days and that footage was sent out around the world.
Grassroots: Training movement that provides content in many outlets. Visit website (grassrootsnews.tv) & look at story of woman buried alive in rubble in Japan (guys felt led by Lord to be there at that moment, they were looking for stories of hope in the midst of tragedy). Japan wouldn't allow YWAMers to go in as first responders so they changed strategies to support the people there & to bring stories of hope in midst of tragedy, asking the Lord where to go & connect that issue with the rest of the world. Our guys were there, they were there first and were the first to put up the story, aired on ABC Nightly News & others across the US and also on CBN and was pieced for other organizations (Samartian's Purse, Save the Children, etc). Japan story went to Christian media & Secular media, it was relevant to both.
We aren't trying to be doctors but we are wanting to train people in emergency care (CPR) so we are ready if something needs to happen.
Everything that is put online is up there FOREVER (our words need to be chosen carefully as they can be used). You have your intended audience, those you are talking about and the unknown which could include your enemies. We need to be prepared to be visible and accessible.
Movements: Global Media Outreach Initiative (not YWAM) but asked us to be involved with discipleship. (www.greatcommission2020.com). (more to come about this in the days to come).
YWAMtribe.com - Matt Whitlock. Helping YWAMers to continue being YWAMers after they are no longer full-time or on base; with teaching, missional communities, can connect while working in the spheres, create a way to mobilize the teachers & using the GMO to disciple people around the World regardless of where they are.
Like a choir, let our unified sound reach the nations.
new initiative this summer (Around the World in 80 days) to create content about the nations in 80 days.
flying car (Nate Saint): dune buggy that can fly. 1st 2 are going to YWAM and they are flying/driving it from YWAM Orlando to Panama and will use it to show people that missions is for everyone, not just what you are used to or "think".
Olympics in England - used to be that there had to be a surrender fo peace in order to be a part of the Olympics. 40 days of peace around the world. member of parliment is walking from greece & original site of olympics to London for Olympics (truth walk) to help bring about peace and come back to the original idea of Olympics.
How cool is that!! Flying cars, Olympics and Hope in the midst of tragedy!!! The world we live in is SO CRAZY!!!!! I love it!!!
If you would like to watch the re-broadcast of this amazing connect visit www.genesisnews.com and keep checking our facebook page for updates of who and when is speaking next. facebook.com/ywamgenesisnews.