Monday, January 1, 2018

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Happy New Year 2018

Let's Follow The Star Together

During the Christmas Eve service, the Children's Pastor Megan called the children to the stage and asked them what their family put on top of the Christmas tree.  There were multiple answers but the common one was a star.  Why a star?  It was the star that led the Wise Men to Jesus. The star is a reminder of what to follow that will lead us to Jesus. She challenged the children and the rest of us to follow the star to Jesus all year long. 
When we follow the star, we find Jesus and when we find Jesus, we fall in love with Him and we want to serve Him and we want to share Him with others.
The message really made me think, what is the star that we are following? Where is our star that will lead us to Jesus? We aren't privileged to have a star shining brightly in the sky for us to follow all the time.  We don't have a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire at night like the Israelites.  But what we have is even better! We have the ability to always look for and follow Jesus. We have the Bible that guides us and fellow believers to help challenge us, We even have the hard times and hard people in life that we can use to lead us to Jesus. But sometimes we need to see something to remind us to look for Jesus. At the response time at service, Megan invited us each to take a star and to hang it somewhere that we will see it each day to be reminded to look for Jesus daily.
Together in 2018, let's resolve to follow the star to Jesus every day.  To look for Jesus in all things and all the people that we come across.
Please join us in 2018 reaching the people of Richmond, Virginia and those around the world that come and train with us at YWAM VA and those that our family and our teams reach through trips overseas.
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Richmond, VA 23231

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Walker 5 News

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Give the gift of a prayer and a thank you!
 
There he sat in his patrol car in the church parking lot.  He was busy doing computer work and just being a safe presence in a not so safe neighborhood.
He paid me little mind as I approached his car with a Christmas decorated cupcake and looked up with tired eyes from what he was working on.  Johnny was the police officer's name and I handed him the cupcake and said, "Merry Christmas!  Thank you for your service to our community." He told me that it wasn't always the easiest job and very rarely was he thanked for serving. We chatted for a minute and then I asked if I could pray for him.  He immediately said yes and I prayed for him. For safety and blessing this Christmas season for him and his family and I just thanked God that he was serving through law enforcement. As I said amen and looked up, Johnny smiled and said thank you!
It was the only gift that I could give him really.  We sure don't have much but it was also the greatest gift that I could give him.  A prayer and a thank you.
We can all give that gift to someone this Christmas season.

This is the "light of God" that we are working hard at sharing. Not just for Christmas time but as an intentional life's work. It may not seem like much but we all know that "little" things matter. Thank you for helping us to continually share the Light of God to others.

2017 has been a year of transition for us as we serve with Youth With A Mission in the states. Transition is hard but we know God is really giving us a heart for the inner city youth and kids and families that we are able to interact with here in Richmond. Weekly we interact with those in the area that don't know the gospel story and we get the privilege of sharing this amazing story of grace and redemption with those around us.

We need your help!
Would you please pray about giving an end of the year donation to our ministry?
As full-time missionaries with YWAM we must raise support through partnerships with friends like you.  We can not continue to serve full time in missions without your financial and prayer support.
gifts can be given online at: https://ywamva.givingfuel.com/ned-debbie-walker
 
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Thank you for being a part of the Walker Family Ministry. To Donate please go to: www.Walker5forGod.com

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1509 Carlisle Ave
Richmond, VA 23231

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Walker 5 News

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You are greatly appreciated!
Thank you for your prayers and support.
We could not do what we do without you!

We are thankful for this past year of serving the Lord as He sees fit.  Often our journey does not look like we think it is going to but God is always a part of everything that we do.
Ned, Debbie and Jesse are enjoying serving in Richmond with YWAM VA.  Sammi is attending college and working in Cartersville, Georgia.  Hannah is serving on staff with YWAM Mendocino in Albion, California. 
It is a different but good season as the Walker "children" all serve and learn independently but always with God guiding.

a little of what we have been up to

Literary Classics

Value is determined by your Creator

Debbie teaches on value by using money.  It is not what happens to the bill that determines it's value; it is the creator who sets the value of the bill.  Your Creator determines your value not what happens to you.
Marlon is a friend in Cuba who carries a $5 US bill around to remind him of this truth.  He was the recipient of the $5 bill when Debbie taught in 2016.  This picture was taken in 2017 when Debbie and Jesse were able to return again.  Marlon gave Debbie a $5 Cuban peso bill from before the current government's control. It is amazing how a small gesture can bring a change to someone's life and how they view themselves.
 
Children's Book Collection

Baseball and Jesse

Jesse loves sports and really loves baseball. He is working hard to use sports to glorify God and to build relationships to share the love of Jesus with others.
Jesse recently tried out for one of the best homeschool baseball teams in the state of Virginia.  He made the winter workout roster and will start practices in January.
Please let us know if you would like to sponsor Jesse as he plays baseball and uses sports to God's glory.
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Character Club Impacts the Youth in our Community Weekly

Each Thursday we have the opportunity to impact the local youth and children at the local community center.  We taught about building our lives on God's foundation.  The young men especially love it when Ned comes and hangs out.  We made houses out of spaghetti and marshmallows and Ned's was the best along with some help.
Ned is busy 40 plus hours a week in the admin office doing the finances for the base but also works to have an impact on the lives of those that don't have a regular father figure.

Thank you for your prayers. 

Please pray about supporting us with your year end gifts.  We are also in need of monthly supporters.

Donations can be made at: 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!