Saturday, 22 September 2012

God Speaks Every Language

Sometimes I forget that God speaks and understands every language.  I did not really realize the significance of the fact that God hears every prayer.  Not only does God hear every prayer uttered from the lips and hearts of His people, but He also hears and understands those prayers in over 7000 different languages, not to mention the ten of thousands of different dialects within all those different languages. 

God created culture.  There is corruption found within every culture because of the effects of sin, but if we were to reject entire cultures simply because we found something corrupt within them, we would be blinding ourselves to the different aspects of God's character that He has put into each and every cultural group.

In the next few posts I will talk a little bit about the glimpses of God's character that I found while in Europe this summer with World Team.


Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Going back "home" and on to new adventures

Hello to all my friends and family back in Canada,

My time in Europe has been awesome so far.  I first spent a week in Germany with my friends and host family from when I was there two years ago.  The time I spent there was so wonderful, it felt more like only a few days had passed instead of almost two years!  I felt right at home again. 

On the first of June I flew into Madrid and met up with Karis and Kim the two other interns from Canada, (Kim was also my RA at Emmanuel Bible College this past school year, and she was also the one who sneakily nudged me to come with her on this internship).  The night life of Madrid, Spain, was a serious culture shock.  I got to the hostal in the centre of the city, at around midnight and the night life was only starting up!  And it didn't stop until about five in the morning!!!  It was heart breaking to walk around during the night and see the dozens of prositutes.  (Pray for the "live it up" party lifetyle and the prositute situation).  On the second of June we met up with the rest of the interns from America; Kelly, Jenna, Jessica, and our leader, Marjorie.  On Sunday we drove seven hours together to Ligondes, Galica, Spain, a tiny little village way out in the country, to serve in a Chritian-run Inn, La Fuente del Peregrino (The Pilgrims' Fountain) that provides free coffee, tea, and water, and most importantly clean bathrooms during the day, and a free dinner and bed for the night in the evening for the pilgrims who are walking along the Camino to go to Santiago to the Cathedral, which supposedly holds the remains of Saint James.  It was amazing to talk to people from all different cultures and walks of life.  I got to be in the kitchen most of the time cooking hot meals for the pilgrims who were staying over night.  It was such a wonderful opportunity for me to be able to use one of my favourite gifts to bless people.  One young man from Italy came during the week and he said to Kim, "I really like it here because here I am not just a number like in the other inns, I'm a pilgrim."  to which Kim replied, "You're not just a pilgrim, you're a person, a special individual."  As I sat down beside him for dinner someone on the team turned to me and said something along the lines of, "Wow, you are pretty brave to be serving pasta to Italians!"  Of course I was a little nervous then that even though I had put all my cooking experience, creativity, love, and of course a lot of wine, into that tomato and meat sauce, maybe it wouldn't meet with Italian standards.  I was rendered speechless, however, when I was told by the young Italian man beside me that my sauce was very good as his mama's!  He had three servings, and I'm sure he would have had more if there had been more.  He told me that he really needed that meal, since the pilgrims don't usually get the greatest, home-cooked, most love-filled, meals in the Inn along the way.

To me continued


Wednesday, 7 March 2012

KONY 2012

Several years ago, the documentary movie "Invisible Children" came out and rocked the boat of North America.  We saw the children of Africa being abducted and we heard their cries, and we responded.  Now for the plan that truly can change the lives of hundreds of thousands of children present and future; arrest Joseph Kony, the leader of the child-soldiers. Watch the video and realize that as loved children of God, we are more than conquerors (Rom. 8:37) and since God is for us, who can be against us? (Rom. 8:31).  When the Old Testament Israelites went to war with God backing them up and leading them on, they won. Every time.  God has called us to learn to do right, seek justice, encourage the oppressed, defend the cause of the fatherless, and plead the case of the widow (Isa. 1:17).


Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Kammy's Letter of Support for Summer Missionary Internship in Europe

World Team exists to glorify God by working
together to establish reproducing churches
focusing on the unreached peoples of the world.
WORLD TEAM CANADA                          
7575 Danbro Crescent                           
Mississauga ON, L5N 6P9                    
Ph: 1-800-610-9788                               

To my family and friends,

I hope that all is well with you this winter season.  I am doing very well; thoroughly enjoying all of my classes at Emmanuel Bible College.  I have been learning more and more about God’s plan for the world and my part in it.  During the school year I have felt God’s call to mission work in Europe.

Why am I going?
God has been breaking my heart for Europe, so when one of my friends mentioned the seven-week missionary internship in Europe with World Team my interest was immediately piqued.  Having already been to Europe for my high school year abroad in Germany, I have seen and experienced firsthand the deep need for the Gospel there.  

Who is World Team?
World Team is an interdenominational mission agency focused on sharing the gospel message in over 25 countries.  They are committed to enhancing the spiritual health as well as the physical health of the countries they serve in. If you have interest in learning more about World Team, you could visit their website at   

Where am I going?
The internship consists of two weeks each in Milan, Italy; Paris, France; and Madrid, Spain.  Contrary to what may be speculated, I am not going on this internship because those three countries are world-renowned for their cuisine. J

What will I be doing?
I will be spending time in each of the cities learning and working in the long-term church plants.  I will be assigned a missionary mentor who will help me to understand the realities of mission field in Europe and the deep need for the gospel message.  I will spend a great deal of time praying for the countries, cities and the people within them.  

Supporting This Ministry

Getting involved in this internship requires me to raise financial support. In considering the people I’d ask to assist me in this venture, your name came to mind. I’ve sent this letter to you, my friends and family, trusting that you’ll seriously consider participating with me through monetary support. I’m including a form to make this possible. You can also give via credit card - online at World Team Giving, or by phone at 1-800-610-9788.

Please pray for me in the following areas...
·         That I would be able to build lasting relationships in Europe and demonstrate God’s love within them
·         That all the funds that are needed would be raised
·         That God would reveal to me His plan for me for while I am in Europe and for the future

Thanks, in advance for your support in this venture!
God Bless,

Kammy Willbond

P.S. If you want to know more or would like a donation form just leave a comment and I'll get in contact with you : )