Hi! For those who don’t know me, my name is Grace Ward. I currently live with my family in Papua New Guinea. Yep, I proudly admit to being a part of the crazy Ward clan.
Since living in Papua New Guinea, God has given me amazing opportunities to grow skills in media and marketing to help with missions. I currently work part time at MAF Tech Services (locally known as Christian Radio Missionary Fellowship). Seeing the difference I can make, has open my eyes and fed my enthusiasm to use my skills for missions. Whether through a video, photo, or even a Facebook post, telling a story through media holds the power to influence lives. That is my passion, to share quality stories that inspire, impact, and grow others. I want to share the yet to be told stories about God’s faithfulness and love that happen in peoples lives all around the world. My interest specifically lies in isolated parts of the world, where peoples’ testimonies do not get shared easily.
I’ve been exploring different vocational training that would meet my interests. So, this coming new year I am going on an outreach with YWAM (Youth With A Mission).
YWAM is an intense program; I will be in Perth, Australia for three months while going through a discipleship/bible school with a media focus. The next three months I will be going on a cross-cultural outreach: living out of a back pack, sleeping on the ground, and getting a chance to use my media skills. I won’t know which country I’m going to until I start my first three months of training. I can’t wait to tell you and don’t worry keep you updated!
What Will I Be Doing?
I am apart of the Megacities movement!
Today, more than 50% of people in the world live in cities. Cities are centres of media, government, education, business, celebration and much more. Cities are the most strategic targets to see their nations change.
Focusing on one city at a time, over twelve months, Megacities draws together the diverse gifts of the international community to partner with local communities to help with city change. People come from around the world to work in partnership with those already on the ground serving their communities.
We invite international, multi-disciplined teams to come and partner city wide with local leaders. They come in “waves” which are three month cycles; working to continue the movement that began through previous Megacities teams. Teams go out and share the love of Jesus in every region of the city through all kinds of evangelism, intercession, mercy ministries and training. In past cities, over 1000 missionaries have come on short-term Megacities teams.
There are often two approaches to reaching cities. The first approach is prayer, where believers are praying for God to come to their city. The second is when we go into communities and partner with God as He brings about change over time. The first calls us to pray and wait for God to come. The second calls us to plan and go with God to do His will. Megacities seeks to do both at the same time—pray and go.
Each city and each community is unique. As God highlights key areas of need and opportunity, Megacities draws on an extensive network of relationships and experience to engage the city in specific areas of greater need.
We aim to partner with local churches and ministries every step of the way. Churches and ministries can be involved in many ways: working alongside teams, helping to organise seminars with visiting specialists, translating, hosting teams, attending conferences, and more. Teams will actively seek to include local Christians in their times of outward ministry, with the aim to see those local Christians excited, energized and equipped to reach out themselves to their city.
Megacities plans to run two conferences, the Global Youth Outreach and the Let’s Go Missions Conference. Each conference seeks to ignite local youth and the Body of Christ to reach their city. The Global Youth Outreach inspires youth to follow God wholeheartedly and take the gospel to their streets. The Let’s Go Missions Conference challenges participants to recognize that all nations have a role in completing the Great Commission.
Are you willing to partner with me?
I would love your commitment to pray for me, Megacities, and our team. I am also depending on individual’s donations to go on this outreach. Money will going toward transportation (air fare), health insurance, visas, and living necessities.
If you want to know more, send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
By May I hope to reach my goal of $5,500 !! I’m so excited be able to go on this outreach and have a chance to impact other peoples’ lives. I would be so grateful if you would consider donating.
If you are interested, the process is very easy:
Click on the link below and donate the amount you wish to give. The money will be deposited into my PayPal account. (see link below) Due to some technical difficulties with my Pay Pal account, I have recommended others to use my Dad’s. Just let me know if you plan to donate!