A very significant welcome hug took place between Jiggu from India and Brother Emmanuel from Pakistan – it was a spiritual statement of breaking down the dividing wall between India and Pakistan!
YWAM is the U of N - the U of N is YWAM! The afternoon’s focus was “What is the University of the Nations?”, how did it come about, what is its purpose? Fiona helped us understand that is a University of the Spirit; a University of the Word of the Lord; a University that is personal and relational; a University that is interactive and holistic; and a University that is focused on the nations.
Tom Bloomer shared a story via Skype from Switzerland of how it all began in the 1970’s when God spoke separately to two apostolic leaders, Howard Malmstadt and Loren Cunningham. From there it has grown into 700 training centers in 160 nations teaching in 97 languages, with the DTS as the entry point.
Nepal is leading the way in YWAM in South Asia – they have the first U of N Catalogue in their own language of Nepali! This was presented to all and Faby helped give some understanding of the colleges and degrees that are available.