Bethany Hess        Network 21 Missions
it is now march, and there is so much to tell you all!
First i will start with where we are staying ...
We are staying at the YWAM (Youth With A Mission) base building called The Gate. it is a massive building that houses people on staff with YWAM, YWAM people in schools and people passing through. We have been here from amsterdam to our second week now. it has been a very nice stay. so many new people, so many lives to learn about new! We continue to hear from some real faith building stories of the people on staff here. I know God has provided and I lukus with our needs, but it is so encouraging to hear of all that God is doing and providing for others in the body!
these last two weeks or so, we have been volunteering with a lady, bianca, here at the base. she is a wife, a mom of four, and she is trying to redecorate some rooms here at The Gate. needless to say, she needed some help. so the three of us painted some rooms for her, built some furniture, sewed some pillow covers, and so on. The base now has a big family room (living room) for everyone to enjoy living here, as well as a bright new dining room. The dining room was a dingy yellow on bottom, and dirty white on top. before being painted ... now it is beautiful! The more I thought about it, i realized how much of a gift it was for her to redecorate .... the families living here in this building just usually have bedrooms, kitchens and shared ... just no place to live. so bianca has provided them with a nice place to eat and live together! there are definitely perks to living in community, but also many sacrifices! so it is nice to see something fresh and pretty for all here to enjoy!

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