Whats Going on in the Life of the Ward's
This Blog is my quarterly update's on what's happening in our life
In my early years of ministry I was freaking out about something that was a going (I don’t even remember what it was) and my spiritual father said something to me….”Its one thing to trust God enough to get in a wheel barrel and let Him push you over a tightrope over the Niagara Falls, its another thing to enjoy the ride” You know that has always stuck with me. I can say I have always gotten into that wheel barrel but sometimes I have failed and enjoying the ride.
For me right now it feels like I am in that wheel barrel again and about half away across the tightrope and my flesh wants to close my eyes, white knuckle it until I am on the other side but my spirit cries out to open my eyes and see the beauty and faithfulness of God around me.
I have always raised my own financial support in ministry and I worked jobs from time to time in my early years ( I have a very wide and diverse resume). You don’t grow up like I did not and understand hard work and perseverance. The Lord has been faithful to me all these years and continues to be. A year and a half ago when I got married my entire life changed and the amount of finances I needed to believe God for quadrupled overnight. I learned quickly that with a wild husband and kids, there comes a lot of unexpected bills no matter how good you budget.
Phillip left his entire life in Alaska to come and marry me and start a new life. Breaking into the California market and job’s has been a steep learning curve and challenging in so many ways. So far we have made it through and the Lord has been faithful to us providing in miraculous ways to keep us going. We have hope for the future. I would love to send a letter one day letting you all know what Phillip’s vision is with True North Sons and the inner cities of LA and America and the transformation of young men and woman. Its quite amazing and still in its formation.
After living in Pasadena these last few years and in the first part of our marriage we have felt from the Lord and have been asked to move to Huntington Beach. After much prayer, counsel and deliberation we felt it was the right thing for our family and ministry. One main reason is all of our Circuit Rider/ YWAM community lives there as well as other friends in the area and its our national office for Circuit Riders. This first year and half of family has had some great challenges but so worth it! There have been many days that I have wondered if we should just pack it up and go somewhere cheaper to live and easier for Phillip to work and no matter how challenging things get we come back to the word of the Lord to be here in California. We know its what God has for us and the fruit that is coming from what we are apart of and leading is only increasing. I could give you a long list of what I I do here and all over the world but if you know me then I think you know. Phillip is hard working and has such a heart for city transformation and its no longer “his and her thing” but all that we do is “our calling”. We really need a financial breakthrough in this season of our life! As much as I have considered stopping what I do and doing something else we KNOW California is where we are meant to be. So I am writing to ask you to pray and consider partnering financially into Phillip and I and all that we do. Not just into what we do but into who we are. In order to really make it in this next season of life I greatly need to increase my monthly missions support, and that along with what Phillip is able to bring in I believe we will make it and I can start to put my thoughts, prayers and efforts into places they really belong. Support raising is a humbling thing and we pray there is a day we have breakthrough in other areas of finances that we won’t need as much support as we do now. Would you consider partnering with us financially on a monthly basis so we can make this move and continue on in all that we have said “yes” to. On top of our monthly needs we have a lot of upfront cost of moving and we need to buy some furniture, appliances in the place we rent.
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Thank you for reading this and praying. We are so thankful for all of you!
Amy & Phillip Ward
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