Right after Dan’s run we took a train to York where we met up with the leaders of the York YWAM base. We stayed with Carl and his wife Mel, who started the York base about 4 years ago. They have 3 adorable kids and were so welcoming and cool. YWAM York has a hip youth cafe with a prayer room in the middle of the city and is involved in all kinds of creative outreaches. We also met Jennifer and Doug, two other leaders, and got to explore the city of York. It is such a vibrant city; the centre is surrounded by medieval walls and there’s a huge area that’s pedestrian only and super-charming–cobbled streets, cute little shops, a German Market and of course, the breath-taking York Minister. Our visit was brief but it got us REALLY excited about starting our lives there in just over a month!
Meanwhile, we’d ask for your prayers (and financial support) as the York base is trying to raise ƒ150,000 to buy a church hall for the DTS course and other meetings. Our DTS will have 9 students (including us) and 7 leaders (and 4 kids!) and right now YWAM is just renting an assortment of buildings around the city so having a central building will be amazing and allow for us to develop more community based outreach into the area. Please let us know if you’re interested in supporting this!