God has stirred our faith as YWAM Cambridge to ask for one thousand people to partner with us by each giving £1000 towards the purchase of our first discipleship house.
The story of our faith for the finances:
£1 million (a thousand £1000s would make £1 million) is no small sum of money. But– while looking online for a possible place to rent—I saw a sixteen-bedroom guesthouse for sale and I felt God give me faith that to purchase it is possible. As I looked at the price and began to say to myself, ‘It’s perfect—but too expensive’, the verse from Revelation 5:11-12 immediately came to mind:
“I looked and I heard… thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, ‘Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honour and glory and blessing…’”.
And I realised that God had already miraculously given myself and my wife the first(!) thousand pounds as a seal of a promise for a big community house in Cambridge:
After spending two weeks leading a summer outreach team in London – during which we were astonished as we saw salvations and healings take place daily — and living together with all twenty of the team squeezed into a former vicarage, we were talking about our mutual desire to live in worshipping gospel-centred community when we moved to Cambridge.
The next morning as I was reading Roman 4’s account of Abraham’s unwavering faith, I felt the Holy Spirit challenge me to believe for a gift of £100 that day as a seal of God’s promise to us of a community house. Immediately unbelief rose in my heart – it’s easier to believe for a house ‘someday’ than for £100 that very same day!
But I repented of my unbelief—and by the end of the day had been given not one hundred but £1000. The giver – not one of our regular supporters – told me that they had given in response to a dream from the Lord: “God told me I should give it to you ‘for the baby’–“, and they explained, “not necessarily a physical ‘baby’, but some project that you’re beginning”.
Initially we didn’t know what to do with this spectacular demonstration of supernatural confirmation – not until six months later, when I saw the guesthouse for sale!
If you want to help, here are four things you could do:
1. Get your free download of Taryn’s new album ‘Those Who Dream’, which is just released in support of this little dream of ours for Cambridge. http://tarynleiaprescott.bandcamp.com/
2. Pray with us. Set your alarm to 5:11pm and spend a minute declaring Revelation 5:11-12 (that Jesus is worthy!) over Cambridge and the nations each day for the next three weeks.
3. Tell twenty of your Jesus-loving friends about this!
4. Give £1000. http://give.net/ywamcambridgehouse
Thanks and God bless!