Warm greetings from everybody at YWAM Gateway. We hope this short update finds you and your family well.
So much had happened since our last newsletter. After experiencing a slightly relax on rules of social distancing we are hit again by another wave of COVID in our city!
2020 has been indeed a difficult and unpredictable year for everyone, but we hope we don’t miss the opportunity to experience God as never before.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”Romans 8:28
Even though we can’t control what tomorrow will bring, we can have peace and rest in our almighty God.
Renovations in our Ministry Center Phase One Completed
Our very own team worked very hard on the renovations of different areas in our ministry centre and prepared this place for what it’s to come and they did an amazing job!
Our new “Conference Room”
As we rededicated this place to the Lord, we prayed that this room will be:
- A place of REFUGE
- A place of RESTORATION
- A place of REPENTANCE
- A place of RECONCILIATION
- A place of REDEMPTION
And above all, a place of RECOGNITION! Where Jesus Name will be lifted it up!
And it did become a place where many people from Hong Kong and overseas are being blessed and equipped through different training programs, such as “Destiny by Design Workshop” (three runs) and the recording of sermons and messages. We are also live streaming our Staff Worship Meetings!
Our team is working very hard in setting up these online training programs in a very professional way, using different software that bring a very good quality to our broadcasting.
We believe this is the direction God has for us in this season of gathering restrictions. We are praying and working in the preparation of further training programs to build and equip God’s church.
Some programs we have done in the past three months:
Mission Sundays in partnership with Taiwoo Church
(before new gathering restrictions).
We had the privilege to teach about missions to children and teenagers from a local church. They loved the program and got excited to hear about God’s calling in their lives.
The Village Destiny by Design Workshop
We were able to run our first session face to face and the next three were via ZOOM. God did amazing things in the lives of the 24 ladies who joined us. Many of them were able to see clearer God’s calling in their lives.
Our desire is to “fill the air with worship” as we navigate through these difficult times in our city.
Destiny by Design workshop for local teenagers
It was the first time we run this workshop completely bilingual, English and Cantonese. It was also via ZOOM. Our hearts were full with joy as we connected with these teens for an entire week! We witnessed how God worked in their lives in a powerful way.
Video series – Schools closed, Kids at home
This is a new initiative started by our YWAM Gateway mums and dads to support Hong Kong parents that are facing the challenge of virtual learning.
Subscribe to our YWAM Gateway Youtube channel to watch the videos.
- God’s wisdom and guidance for our leadership team as we lead our ministry during COVID restrictions again.
- Financial provision. These past months have been challenging since most of our programs have been cancelled.
- God’s presence and anointing over our lives as we teach and share throughout the different online programs.
- For the launching of DTS this week (Discipleship Training Schools). The main purpose of the school is to lead the students into deeper and proven knowledge of God so that they can make Him known. The majority of the students are young Hong Kong ladies who will be joining our 5 months program.
We are very grateful for your friendship, prayers, care and support through the seasons.
What a privilege to be together in fulfilling the Great Commission
On behalf of everybody at YWAM Gateway,
Ps. Diego and Andrea Servant