Saturday, September 1, 2018

Summer Camp, Summer Teams and Sumac

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Summer Camp, Summer Teams and Sumac

What a busy summer we seem to have had. We headed to Florida in July to be the jr chapel speakers for one week that stretched into 2 weeks.  It was great to work alongside Life for Youth Camp counselors to share the love of Jesus every night with the campers.  It was also great to see Sammi work at the camp where she was born and spent her toddler years. 
It was then back to Richmond, where Debbie and Jesse hosted the summer teams made up of a local Korean church and a church group from Greensboro, NC.  We worked in the city with a local refugee ministry along with serving the local community with yard work projects and Character Club lessons at the community center. 
Then it was off to Indiana to do some support raising but also to share and encourage others at a couple of churches.  In Indiana, we discovered what poison sumac is and how allergic Debbie is to it.  Doctors visits and lots of rain were the not so fun part of the trip. 
It has been a summer of going and sharing and encouraging others. We were blessed to get to see many friends and family members that we had not seen in a long time. Relationships are so important and we are thankful for the old ones that we were able to reconnect with and also the new ones that we made. 

Life for Youth Camp Jr Chapel
We were the chapel speakers and got to teach about Jesus and living for Him to about 70-80 campers each night. 
On the last night of chapel about 65 campers stood to commit to spending time with Jesus on a daily basis and getting to know Him more.
Summer Outreach Teams playing soccer with local refugees
Richmond has refugee programs with families who truly have been harmed in their home countries and can not safely live there. Our summer teams were able to go and play soccer and do some skits with this group of kids. 
Showing the love of Jesus by allowing them to just safely be kids for awhile.
Teaching the story of the Good Samaritan was a great way to share that Jesus loves us all and that we are responsible to be nice to others. 
Church of Hope in Amboy, Indiana
A sweet little spot to worship Jesus on Sunday mornings and get to spend time with fellow believers. It was nice to get to share in a church with some family members. Debbie's cousin, aunt and uncle work in the church here and Debbie's parents came to hear Debbie share.
Relationships are so important to the heart of God and so vital for our ministry.
Fall is coming!
This means the start of Jesse's senior year of high school.  We are looking forward to a season of serving here at the base in Richmond, Virginia. New schools will be starting here in a couple of weeks which always mean more people to encourage that are students but also the younger staff that tend to come to our house for a family dinner or just time sitting in a home enjoying fellowship. 

Thank you so much for being a part of our journey!
Without your help, we could not Serve God as A Family As He Sees Fit. 
Please consider partnering financially with our family.
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Richmond, VA 23231

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

A Word from the Walkers

Thank you for being a part of our adventure. 
OUR FUTURE LOOKS GOOD WHEN IT LOOKS LIKE THIS

Together Everyone Achieves More 

This picture has been stuck in my mind since last week.  We were running a Richmond Ropes team building program with sophomores from 14 area high schools.  We give the youth an objective and they work together to achieve it.  As they worked together, I snapped this picture because it encouraged me.  Why? Because I saw what I think God would see.  Teamwork!  It didn't matter the race, the gender, the religion....it just mattered that they were all working together to achieve the one objective put before them.  They put aside all of their differences to respect each other and accomplish the task.
Often the first step in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ is to build a relationship with someone else.  This starts with respect for each other and seeing the giftings in each person even when the other person does not realize this gift is from the Lord.  We then get to share how the Lord created us and how much love and grace He has for each of us. 

We need your help!  For the past almost 10 years, we have lived dependent on the financial support of others.  As full time missionaries, we need your financial and prayer support in order to share the love of Jesus full time. Would you please pray about supporting us financially?
We are really struggling at this time to remain in missions full time. Can you please help? 
Donations can be given at: https://ywamva.givingfuel.com/ned-debbie-walker
Paypal account:  Walker5forGod@yahoo.com

Thank you for your financial support and prayers. 
Upcoming Travel Plans:
July 5th to July 16th: Florida (Life for Youth Camp, Vero Beach)
August 6th to August 24th: Indiana
Please call or text Debbie to see if we can set up a visit.
352-978-4418
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Richmond, VA 23231

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

What happened in the spring? 

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Visiting the Museum of the Bible in DC with the English Language and Culture students


Debbie is a part time staff with the ELC in the spring and fall quarters when we have students here at YWAM VA.  Arranging trips and activities and having intentional conversations with the students is one of her favorite parts of staffing this school.  Recently we had a day where two of our teachers were not available so we went on an extra trip to Washington DC to the Museum of the Bible.  What a great building that is dedicated to the greatest most widely read and distributed book ever!  It is neat to see how the Bible has had an impact on every area of our lives.  How has the Bible impacted your life? 
Devoted and intentional one on one conversations are one of the many things that schools and locations in YWAM include in their weekly schedules. It is a dedicated time to help a student or fellow staff have accountability and help with all that they are processing. It is often a time to just pray with someone and to help point them to God for what is happening in their lives.  Something we all need to do.   It is one of our favorite things to do in our daily jobs.  Ned has even added a candy dish to his office so that when someone comes to share what is going on, he can also give them chocolate.  Often someone will tell me that they got some great advice from Ned and he will simply tell me that he just listened to them.  We all need someone to just listen sometimes and through this we discover an answer that was right there. Recently during one of these meetings my friend was telling me how much more she has been able to hear from God and has been dreaming of some new things that she wants to start when she goes back to her home country.  It really is a privilege to help point others toward Christ and what He wants to do with each of us.  It also helps us to remember to keep asking Him what we are to do on a daily basis. 
Baseball has become part of our daily lives!  Jesse had a really great season with the Central Virginia Homeschool Patriots baseball team.  We are reminded again how God uses sports to open doors to share His Love with others.  At this particular game, I met a lady from Nicaragua who had stopped to watch just because it reminded her of home.  We chatted in Spanish about sports and missions and how God had brought us both to Richmond.  God opens doors through sports and many other things, we just have to be willing to use the door to lead toward Him. 
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It was great to have the whole family together for a visit.  Sure do miss them. Sammi is currently in Vero Beach, Florida working at Life for Youth Camp. This is where we learned so much about how much God loves us when we were her age. Hannah is back at YWAM Mendocino, California; where she is staffing at the base. 
Summer time is when we are most in need of donations so that we can continue to serve in the mission.  We work with Youth With a Mission which is an organization in which all staff must raise their own support.  We are really, really in need of more monthly support in order to pay our monthly bills.  Please pray about donating this summer. 
You can donate by clicking here. https://ywamva.givingfuel.com/ned-debbie-walker
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Richmond, VA 23231

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Samantha, Ned, Jesse, Debbie & Hannah

What are the Walkers doing right now?

We are moving!!

The last week of August, our family will be moving long-term to Santiago, Dominican Republic. We will be working with YWAM Santiago and the Martin Family! We are super excited about this transition. But also praying for wisdom as we figure out visa's, residency, what to do with our things, etc...


As always, we are praying that the Lord will use us wherever we are!



Lord, help us not to miss the things you have prepared for us to do!