Final Update on The Amsterdam Team

August 7, 2008

Stan the pastor of Calvary Chapel Hoofdorp sent me this email recapping Crossroads’ ministry over these past two and a half weeks: 

Hey Joey-


Just a quick note to let you know how the outreach went from my perspective. Aside from the apparent ‘changes’ at the YWAM base, which resulted in less opportunity for the team to minister with them, the outreach was a blessing.  I met with Kari and Ryan on their first Friday and ran through the logistics of the Sunday service, meeting the students & parents, etc.  They told me that YWAM was quite inflexible which was somewhat of a disappointment for them. I am impressed with how Kari and Ryan handled the situation. Without you or Paul Jones being there to ‘take the bull by the horns’, they went with the flow and allowed the Lord to lead them.


Kary, Ryan and Robert led worship for us that Sunday and did a really good job. After the service we had a luncheon and a time of fellowship at the bungalow with the whole church, so they got a chance to meet and mingle with the body.  The Passion Week, as it was called this time was very good for both groups. Instead of being overly busy with YWAM and evangelism, they really spent a lot of quality time with each other. It seems that this time spent together has been very valuable in building relationships. In fact when the group came out this Tuesday to join our youth group, Kari said to me yesterday that it didn’t feel like they were coming to someone else’s church, but that she felt at home; part of the the fellowship. This really blesses me for all the apparent reasons.


Yesterday Marnie and I spent half the day with the team in Haarlem. I insisted that they do the Corrie ten Boom Museum tour and they loved it.  All in all I believe that the Lord did an awesome work in both groups. It wouldn’t surprise me if more future foreign missionaries would come out of the team. The Lord knows…


Anyway, thank you for sending them our way. We (the church) are an experience richer and foresee the Lord using this trip to bring forth much fruit.


Blessings and grace to you three!


What an awesome report!  Again, don’t forget to catch up with the ministry they did in Amsterdam.  Follow the links on the left (to Ryan, Cam and Kari’s blogs) to find out more!



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