Big Island Gathering

This past week I spent in Kona on the Big Island at Ho'olaule'a which is the gathering of all the DTS's in Hawaii. This gathering is a chance for all six DTS's in Hawaii to get together to learn and worship as a whole as well as share our visions for our outreach locations.

Kona is a very different YWAM base than Maui. There are 3 DTS's going on at once, as well as other schools and a total of about 700 people on base at any one time. That's a little more than our 50 people here in Maui!

A group called Nations to Nations taught in Kona for the entire week. They are a group of 5 missionaries from Australia, South Africa, Amsterdam, and Switzerland who teach on indigenous Christians as well as God's heart for the nations of the world.

It was a truly amazing thing to spend a week meeting, learning from and worshiping with people from all over the world. There were people from England, France, Sierra Leone, Indonesia, Shri Lanka, Brazil, Korea and pretty much any other country that you can think of, all worshiping one God together in their own languages and customs. It was mass chaos, and it totally ruined any thought in my mind that Christians were all white westerners who spoke English.

All in all, it was an amazing week, but it is defiantly good to be back on Maui in my own bed, as lumpy and hard as it is!