Kali Ulrich: YWAM and St. Pete First Missionary
This past year I adjusted to working in a creative team office with responsibilities of leading the worship ministry on our center, leading meetings for the whole base along with many other things here and there. I've been partnering with another ministry on base that reaches out to the rural towns in Australia. I've lead and organized 10 outreaches to 8 different towns, leading worship in churches, serving in a conference and at a festival, working with youth, and many other things with the local churches. In September I flew to Thailand to participate in the YWAM Together conference. I learned so much from many long term missionaries and saw the fire and commitment they have to spread the gospel. Our creative team has gone through many changes in staff the past year. Now we have a completely different team of people then we did at the beginning of 2018. The base has also undergone quite a few changes. We have built a new auditorium that now fits everyone for all of our worship times and base wide meetings. The amount of staff and students has increased and so we have been focused on expansion physically but also expanding our capacity for God and a move of the Holy Spirit.
Looking ahead to this year I am filled with anticipation for whats in store. What this year holds I don't know, but the word God gave me for this it is adventure. He has said he will show me the progression that lies within an adventure. Along with that He has told me He will teach me about cultures on earth and in heaven. These are all quite big words to grasp, and speaking honestly I don't fully understand all of it, but the trust I have in Him is greater than my lack of understanding. I know that their are creative endeavors ahead and some I am currently working on that are awaiting completion. I feel that God has given me a place of influence in worship and in creativity and I feel the importance of using it this year. I'm taking the hardships of last year and pressing in closer to Gods heart with a passion and desire to impact people through the creative means I've been given