Friday, September 30, 2011

Abolitionists in Training

10:25 AM
Dear Family & Friends,

I feel like I’m living in a flashback. Just one year ago, I arrived at YWAM Orlando for my Fall Compassion & Justice Discipleship Training School [DTS]…and now here I am, staffing one! 40+ students from all over the world [Russia, Finland, Sweden, Canada, and Norway!] have just invaded our campus to experience God in a new & fresh way for 12 weeks as they prepare to travel to Thailand, India and Dominican Republic. This is an especially exciting school for me to work with, not just because it’s my first, but also because the Justice school is focused on human trafficking awareness & prevention. Twelve abolitionists-in-training are going above & beyond their regular DTS workload, to learn about the injustice of modern-day slavery. Our job is to educate them and inspire them towards prayer & action. Throughout the next 12 weeks, we will be going on prayer drives through the red-light district of Orlando, watching documentaries, engaging in community awareness, and warring on our knees for these victims. It’s an exciting time here at YWAM Orlando!

In personal news, my wedding is just weeks away! As I get caught up in the YWAM whirlwind, I have to remind myself to keep up with all my wedding details as well. Creagon and I have a few opportunities each week to work together, which is such a blessing for our relationship. I love being able to support him in the work he does, and help out where I can. I’ve also moved into my new place. Our 31-foot camper is looking more and more like home! It’s quiet little place, amidst the chaos of the campus that in just 50+ days will be our own.

Thanks so much for all your prayers and support. I appreciate it so much! The students have only been here one week, and already there is revival on campus. Students are praying like never before and we as staff so excited for what God has in store. Please pray for the continued growth, transparency & depth of these students. I’d love your prayers for my time management as well. Between the workday [much more than a 9-5!] & wedding plans, it’s a lot to keep up with, and I just want to give as much as possible to both. Thanks again for your prayers.

Love & Prayers,


About the author

Joy Muldoon is a full-time missionary and part-time blogger. Read about her travels, adventures, and missions here!