February 24th was a day that changed everything for millions of Ukrainians.
Can you imagine that one day your whole world is turned upside down? If you stay, you risk losing your life, along with your home, and your community. If you flee you are sure to lose your home, your culture, your country. You must do it as fast as you can; therefore, the only things you can take with you are things you can carry, most importantly being your documents and medicines.
We've all been watching the devastating atrocities going on in the Ukraine over the last months, and it breaks our hearts, as with every bomb that explodes, thats another family that has lost a loved one one or their possessions or their home.
As a ministry we've been looking as to what is our response, and we've decided we can do what we do best, which is build homes for needy families.
YWAM San Diego / Baja has partnered YWAM Kyiv and YWAM Cluj and is committing to build 100 homes for needy families over the next weeks. As the harsh winter comes in to Ukraine, this will be 100 families that will have a roof over their heads and will not be sleeping on the streets this winter.
For more information and to donate to the project, visit: www.buildinghopewithukraine.com
How Can You Help?
Sam and Asher have committed to be part of the team to build homes in Kyiv and will be in Ukraine from 23rd August - 5th September.
They fly into Romania and then take the 10 hour drive to Kyiv.
Currently they are needing $2000 each to get there. This includes $1400 for Flights and $600 ground fees.
Any Extra money raised will be given to help fund the materials for the homes
Please consider being part of helping them get to the Ukraine to serve families in desperate need.
(Gift Aid is available on UK Donations)
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One thing i love about my role is the is that i get to serve with many other YWAMers around the world on international projects that have a much further reach than just Ensenada. From huge international Virtual events over the past couple of years to organizing our YWAM Mexico national gathering each year, its been fun using my hidden creative and technical skills to serve the organisation around the world.
A project that i am currently working on alongside movie Director; David Cunningham and a team of other creatives around the world is The Go Movie.
Telling true stories from YWAMers around the world, our dream is that the go movie will challenge, inspire and call people to a life of missions. This current movie tells 3 different stories;
Once you've watched the trailer, please visit the website at WWW.THEGOMOVIE.ORG and sign up for updates. You can also make a donation on the site towards the advancement of the movie.
Id love to know what you think about the trailer and please keep praying as we move forward to make this dream a reality.
We are very excited to announce the birth of our first Grandson; Arlo Wolf Joon Kemp. Born on April 2nd. After the first few weeks Rachel, Jacob and Arlo are doing well. We are excited to be Grandparents and both me and Sam managed to get a trip back to England to welcome the little one into the world. We are hoping to bring the rest of the family back to the UK in the summer for Arlo to meet his Uncles and Aunts.
Thank you for your prayers and support for our ever expanding family over the years. We are excited to keep pushing on as we welcome the next generation of World Changers..
All our Love
Tym & Sam
Micah & Tianna Are now British...
As we finish this Thanksgiving week, we have so much to give Thanks for.
This week, we went to Mexico City for our Citizenship appointment and received the News that Micah & Tianna are now legally British Citizens. It’s taken 2 years of work and waiting but on Tuesday they received their registration certificates. There is a few more steps for them to receive their passports but the bulk of the work is done.
For us this has been such an important step of the adoption process to be able to give Micah and Tianna the same opportunities as the other kids, opening the doors to many options that they may of never had.
Thank you to everyone who walked with us, gave a donation to help or prayed for us. We appreciate and love all of you.
Levi is American (Nearly)
Another amazing thing to be thankful for is another Immigration process. Levi has finally been approved for his Green Card for the USA. This means he'll be able to Live, Work and set up home freely in the USA. This is a huge step forward for him and Jayne, and we are so grateful to everyone who has helped them in the process.
One of the positive side effects of the the shut down in 2020, was that it gave the staff more time to dream and spend more time in the community serving in areas, that they maybe don't normally have time for as they are busy building homes or serving teams. During this year we have seen many new ministry initiatives start all over the city. We estimated that between our campuses we engaging around 1000 people a week in community ministry outside of Homes Of Hope.
RE-HOPE ministry is working in Juvenile Rehab Centers with young people struggling with Drugs and alcohol addiction.
TAKE HEART - serving the women and homeless of the Red Light district.
HOPE ZONE ENSENADA - Developing God Centered Families who are actively engaged in loving their neighbors. This is a group of ministries serving in some of the poorest areas of the city with with families in the area of Education and Training.
We are continuing to grow Hope Zone, including the dream of a purpose built community / family education center in Maneadero, Ensenada, and growing our adult education program, offering computer skills training and other classes. Check out their Website hopezoneensenada.org
The areas we currently work in are:
ENVIA (Spanish for SEND) - is a 12 week discipleship training program that we are holding in the community where we are building homes. We are actually holding this program at the home of a Homes of Hope recipient, and many of the participants are also Homes of Hope Recipients, which is so great as it means that we are able to stay in relationship with many families.
So as you can see, despite building of homes being slower over the past year, our staff have not slowed down, and are excited to continue to see the rising level of Community engagement as we move forward.
As Homes of Hope celebrates 30 years, ive been asked the question; Does Homes of Hope still work, is it still relevant. We can look at the growing Homes of Hope Movement with the 7000+ homes built in 24 nations, engaging almost 140,000 volunteers and say yes. There is still a great need for homes and people to build.
Why Homes of Hope Works By Sean Lambert
We are open for business and ready for you to come back to Mexico and build a home for a family in need.
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2020 was a hard year for everyone, with the Pandemic, Lockdowns, and so. much uncertainty. Its easy for so many of us to look back at and write it off as a disaster. BUT despite all the craziness, through your generosity, we were able to see many lives changed. Read the 2020 Annual Report Here
Through every book we were looking at the character & Nature of God, and how it fits into God's big redemptive plan for mankind.
We are still processing all we've learned, but i know it will help us understand our purpose more, and make us better parents, partners and leaders.
It was a lot of work, but we both appreciate all we've learned though it.
Many of you have been following Levi and Jayne's journey over the past 18 months. Moving to the USA for his Lyme disease treatment just as the pandemic hit. Being stuck in California. Eloping to Arizona to get married, spending the first year of married life living in a dorm room in a closed down college in Murrieta... And the adventure goes on...
During the last year, Levi has been working on the process of applying for his Green Card to enable them to live and work permanently in the USA. In the last few weeks he finally received his Work Permit, and hopefully his Green card will not be too far behind.
We praise God for his provision for them over this past year as living in Southern California, and not being able to earn money has been a challenge.
They have been spending their time playing Music and leading Worship in churches and events around Southern California. They are currently in Massachusetts leading Worship at a Christian Summer Camp.
Please keep them in your prayers as they continue to figure out their plan and make home in California.
Thanks you so much for your support towards our campaign for Micah & Tianna's British Application . After 10 months of paperwork, and translating documents, much longer than expected. We have finally entered all the papers to the British Home Office to await their decision. The application could take up to 6 months to process.
The next step will be to visit the British Consulate in Mexico City for and interview and biometrics. We will then be invited to the UK to finalize the process.
Please keep us in your prayers, as decisions are made on the merit of the application and decided on a Case by Case basis. Prayer for favor as our application is processed.
Again thank you for your support and prayers for our family. We couldn't do this without you.
Tym & Sam