22nd January 2020
Message from Peter Degens
Dear Church family and friends,
Last year I was able to go to YWAM SLOVAKIA and complete a DTS course, a time that I found to be life changing and a huge time of growth for myself and my relationship with God. And made some good friends along the way, as in the picture below. I am very grateful for the support of so many friends, family and church members both in terms of finances and prayers.
Following my DTS training I have been home to the UK and working, but I really believe that God is calling me back to Slovakia.
At the end of January 2020 I will be joining YWAM Slovakia, my vision is to go for 5 years to work mainly with the Kings Kids ministry; International team in Lucatin Slovakia.
The organisation offers a wide variety of activities with a common purpose:
Leading children, preteens, teenagers and families to know God,
Bring joy to his heart and make him and his kingdom known.
Other things I would be supporting YWAM with are; Worship ministries at various churches, family camp and workdays at the base and graphic design. These are some of the things that I enjoy doing.
Below are some of the programs the kings kids team staff run, of which I will be a part of. Working alongside and being part of leading the programs whilst also learning more about ministry to and the development of young people.
- Discipleship programs and weekends
Full weekends and short programs with various spiritual and practical topics (Fellowship, Sports & activities,
games, worship, prayer and short teaching inputs with practical application.). Equipping and challenging
young people to be outreach focused and serving others.
- Summer outreaches
Opportunities for children, teenagers and families to go on short term missions in their own nation or abroad.
Different types of seminars and training courses to equip christian adults for work with children, young people
and children’s work.
- Pre teen program
Special programs to reach preteens (ages 10-12) in the key age before adolescence; strengthening the
relationship between them and their parents and preparing them practically for puberty. We provide training and
support to various groups all around Slovakia who are running this program while developing new resources
I have been working to save some funds but I believe that if God is sending me then He will also make a way. Please would you pray for me as I plan to travel back to YWAM soon;
If you would like to partner with me in building Gods kingdom in the nation of Slovakia through prayer and practical support during this time please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be aiming to send out monthly bite size updates on what is happening, with prayer points. Please feel free to ask any questions about ywam Slovakia and how to support us financially, and anything else you might like to ask.
Thank you for your prayers and support,
Yours in Christ Jesus,