UofN Workshop in Mexico, Floods in India, PNG Solar Dental Chair, 2015 World Expo Outreach
Summary: This week we will look at the upcoming University of the Nations workshop in Mexico, talk about YWAM's response to the floods in India, hear about a DTS outreach experience in the Dominican Republic, see what YWAM is doing for the World Expo to be held in Milan, Italy in 2015, and more ... Stories: U of N Workshop 2013 in Mexico (http://ywampodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/UofN-Workshop-2013.jpg) The next University of the Nations Workshop will be in San Antonio Del Mar, Mexico, from the 3 - 8 of September. The U of N Workshop happens every two-years and is a gathering of everyone in YWAM who is involved in the ministry of equipping, training, educating and discipling people towards the fulfillment of the Great Commission, www.uofnworkshop.com (http://www.uofnworkshop.com/) Galatians 6:9 Devotional YWAM SanFrancisco - Tim Svoboda, YWAM San Francisco Bay Area Coordinator Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. (Gal. 6:9-10) From www.ywamsanfrancisco.org/ (http://www.ywamsanfrancisco.org/) Solar Powered Dental Chair in PNG (http://ywampodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Solar-Powered-Dental-Chair-in-PNG.jpg) In a country with only 17 dentists, and a population of 6.3 million people, Papua New Guinea is in desperate need for dental services. One of the ways that YWAM Ships Australia has been able to help with this is by the donation of a solar powered dental chair. The solar powered dental chair folds down into a 15kg backpack and includes a portable dental chair, a hand drill, pneumatic foot-operated speed control pedal, instrument tray, and solar panel. In the first 14-days of being used the chair had already been used to assist with 426 patients. The local community health and dental worker is able to now do complicated extractions and fillings in the villages of the PNG Gulf Province. http://www.ywamships.org.au/2013/06/solar-powered-dental-chair/ (http://www.ywamships.org.au/2013/06/solar-powered-dental-chair/) YWAM Turner Valley Floods and SBS (http://ywampodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/YWAM-Turner-Valley-Alberta-Flooding-Letters-300x224.jpg) Last month Southern Alberta has hit by flash flooding that turned what is usually a tranquil river near the YWAM centre in Turner Valley into a raging river. The Sheep River overflowed it's banks and took out a forest on the property as well as a building designated for prayer. The flooding also caused a puncture to a gas pipe near the YWAM Centre. This lead to an immediate evacuation of all the surrounding properties, including the YWAM Centre. The staff and students are now back at the centre are working on cleaning the property and hopefully eventually rebuilding their "prayer shack". (more (http://ywamturnervalley.org/summer-2013-newsletter/)) Around the same time as the flooding YWAM Turner Valley was also busy running a School of Biblical Studies (SBS). The goal of the School of Biblical Studies is to equip students to study and understand the content of the Bible. The content is covered in the student’s independent study and class lectures. The student uses the inductive method to study the whole Bible. This approach allows the Scripture to speak for itself and studies Scripture in context. http://ywamturnervalley.org/sbs/ (http://ywamturnervalley.org/sbs/) YWAM Flood Relief in Himalayan India (http://ywampodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/newsletter-for-Uttarakhand-791x1024.jpg) While Southern Alberta digs itself out of their floods severe flooding has inundated the India Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. There are over 5000 people are dead, 11,000 people missing, and more than 30-thousand people are homeless. YWAM Dehrandun is engaged in providing flood relief for the some of the affected people.