Every Tongue and Tribe
YWAM’s One Voice worship event took on a distinctly Latin feel this time as bases from Argentina, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil and Colombia joined the global family gathering Thursday via GENESIS.
Another significant development this time was the increased number of scriptures, prophecies and words of encouragement that participants spoke out over other bases. In one unprecedented event, a woman pastor from the Amazon’s Jarawa tribe prayed out for the suffering women and children of the world. Other YWAMers prayed out blessing on our leadership or words of encouragement to bases in crisis.
“These events just keep getting better,” said Kona’s Jeff Waddell. “The technology is giving us improved picture and voice quality and people love the way One Voice unites our YWAM family.”
The One Voice events began back in 2003, and once again the event kicked off from the GENESIS Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland. Bases from over 20 nations have participated so far. The purpose of these events is to bring greater unity in the YWAM family, and all have been marked by joyful celebration.
Most of the worship was in English, but the tempo definitely picked up when Latino YWAMers led out in Spanish and Portuguese.
Spanning multiple time zones across the entire globe, One Voice signifies a forerunner to the event described in the book of Revelation. Every tongue, tribe, nation and generation will have an opportunity to bring an expression of their worship before the living God.
YWAM locations participating on Thursday were San Jose, Costa Rica; Ensenada, Mexico; Wiler, Switzerland; Lausanne, Switzerland; Cartagena, Colombia; Kona, Hawaii; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Jeju, South Korea; Porto Velho, Brazil and Townsville, Australia.
The next One Voice event will take place on May 21, at 6am (UTC/GMT).
(Article written by Scott Tompkins, Kona – Hawaii. Published with permission)