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Dean's Corner July 2016 - Rio Olympics

Dear Artists and Athletes

I’m sure you are all well aware that the Rio Olympics are coming up in a matter of weeks and the excitement is starting to develop.  As always there is the negative side of things you’ll hear about them no being ready, disease spreading, violence and danger on every side but this is one opportunity every 4 years for nations to come together celebrate across language, cultures and creeds.  I believe this gives joy to God’s heart because He loves celebrations and for us to come together in unity.  This is the opposite to the enemy who wants to steal, destroy, divide and conquer. It is the chance to run the good race to the end and giving it your best.   It matters not if you win or loose but how you play the game.  With this in mind please note the message of this young Argentinian boy and enjoy the Games.



Video in English

Don’t Go Messi! 

It was a devastating moment for Argentina when Lionel Messi missed a penalty and Chile won the Copa America 2016 final. And it got even worse with Messi’s announcement that he will quit playing on the Argentinian national team. 

6-year-old Piero from Youth With A Mission’s (YWAM) football club in Buenos Aires, Argentina sent a video message to Messi pleading with him to stay on the national team. Piero is helping to put it all in right perspective, “I wanted to say that even if you missed that penalty, you are the best in the world … You missed the penalty and the Chileans scored their’s…so what? Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose in football! What is important is to enjoy yourself.”

This video has become an international hit as it has been shown by Fox Sports, CNN, ESPN and other channels. Ivan Salazar from YWAM Buenos Aires shares that people from other countries, United Kingdom, Italy and Mexico, are calling them and want to talk to Piero.
Piero started to play football when he was 4 years old. His family was not into football, but when Piero started to play and love the game, they also started to watch football matches more frequently. What Piero said to Messi was very spontaneous and from his heart, but at the same time something he has learned in his football class.

Piero is part of the Alumine FC football team. This soccer academy is open to every child. They learn how to play the game and, at the same time, they are discipled. “We teach about the father heart of God,” says coach Ivan Salazar, “and like mentors, fathers and coaches, we try to teach them how to deal with different situations in life. And of course football skills.”

Ivan concludes: “Now all of Argentina is talking about what we teach in our football club! God is moving a lot here. It is amazing!”

Dean's Corner June 2016 - YWAM Together 2016

HI Friends, 

Every two years, we convene a YWAM gathering event to draw together everyone serving in Youth With A Mission to hear from the Lord as a global family. 

YWAM Together 2016 in Kansas City 4-10 September represents an opportunity to launch a new wave of societal transformation by highlighting God’s purposes for the “spheres of influence,” based upon the teaching of His word. We will engage not only those currently serving in YWAM but we are extending an open invitation to all those with a heart affinity for YWAM’s vision and values who are active in the spheres of celebration, business, government, family, arts, education and media . We anticipate to ENCOUNTER the Lord as we worship and honour Him. We will DISCOVER more of what God has to say about the spheres of influence and the domains of authority. We expect more revelation about how we can make disciples of nations, which was Jesus’ last command.

As artists and athletes we would like to invite you to join the Celebration Sphere Track which is for all Christians involved in Arts, Sports and Entertainment.  During our four Breakout afternoons we will have space to share stories, interact, process, play and train together as those involved in Celebration.  We have different focus areas with contributors facilitating our discussions to enable us time to develop relationships and discuss our roles so we can support each other personally and in ministry in the future.