Aloha! My name is Haley and I am from Alberta, Canada. I recently returned to YWAM Maui as staff after being away for almost four years following my DTS. When I first arrived home after DTS I thought I would return to YWAM Maui shortly afterwards to join staff, however, the longer I was home, the thought moved further and further back in my
mind and I no longer thought I would come back. Until this past August while I was working as a daycare teacher and I became overcome with emotions as the Lord told me loud and clear that I was time to come back.
The thought of moving to another country in the midst of a global pandemic was scary and intimidating, yet I had so much peace about the decision. As the five months leading up to my move went by in the blink of an eye, each item on my ‘moving to do list’ went so smoothly with no bumps in the road. This felt like even more confirmation from the Lord that this was/is His desire for my life and not just my own hearts desire.
When I arrived back on Maui it truly felt like coming home again. And as the first week and a half went on, God continued to reassure me that this was right and His perfect timing brought me back at the right time. Through quiet times with Him as well as through other staff members on the base that I had only just met.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says; “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths”
God has been teaching me so clearly that His timing is perfect and I need to learn to put all of my trust in HIM. God has walked me through and out of so many situations, so why wouldn’t I trust him with this? Knowing that He has called me here into this ministry and He will provide for all of my needs [Philippians 4:19]. As well, when I find my identity in Him, I can trust wherever He takes me and find my contentment in Him.
In order to give all I have for HIS kingdom, I must place all of my trust in His timing and His plan for my life. There’s a reason the thought of coming back to YWAM Maui never
completely left my mind. Its because God has given me a heart for missions and what we are doing through YWAM Maui but it wasn’t the right time until right now.