Australia October, 2017, April and October,  2018

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We are coming back to canberra!

Posted by modayjo on May 27, 2019 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)
We are coming back to Canberra, Australia! We are not yet sure of the dates, but we are committed to Canberra. We love YWAM, Canberra!

A very small peak about the last few weeks.

Posted by modayjo on January 12, 2019 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

For the last few weeks, YWAM Canberra has operated on a smaller level due to it being summer and Christmas time. The kids and I have enjoyed our time and God grew our hearts through some trials.


During the last few weeks, you would find my kids and I doing some work duties around the base that consisted of caring for the floors, the front village, and the boutique. YWAMers love the boutique, it is a ...

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Next Mission Trip

Posted by modayjo on December 16, 2018 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)
;We will be going and serving a few organizations that are already established to help them be stronger in reaching the community. This type of mission work is important and encouraging to those that are on grounds zero all of the time.

Desiree's Bio Missionary to Australia

Posted by modayjo on December 9, 2018 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)
Desiree is a stay-at-home, homeschool mom, married to Tim Maciejewski, who is an active-duty Marine. Tim and Desiree's children are Kelcie, Chaley, and David. David is a hard-working 9-year old, who is like his father. You will find him tinkering, making up silly songs or hanging in a tree! Chaley is their 11-year old and she has a beautiful voice and lives to sing her heart out for Jesus! She also loves to capture God's creation, by using paper and markers. Kelcie, age 12, is smart, and s... Read Full Post »

We moved to our new tiny home

Posted by modayjo on November 28, 2018 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We have moved from the main guest corridor to a little demountable behind the YWAM base. It has three rooms, 1 bath, a kitchenette, and a living room. I have spent the last week changing out furniture with other furniture around the base to make it fit our needs as a family. I really want to spruce it up for the next family that will be coming in here after I leave just like the sweet family before me did. So I am praying about and need permission for possibly painting the walls, permission t...

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Settling in to the base after the team has left

Posted by modayjo on November 18, 2018 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

19 days ago the October team left while the kids and I stayed here at YWAM Canberra. We have been adjusting to our new way of life and still getting the hang of things around the base. Communal living is adventurous and a learning curve. We share our kitchen with everyone on the base and 2 of my children are not allowed in it because of their age. Working around that has been a challenge at times but doable and really not a big deal. We also share bathrooms wit...

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Uncle Chris

Posted by modayjo on November 14, 2018 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Let me talk to you about Uncle Christmas, I mean Uncle Chris. Don’t mind his new nickname, our youngest missionary would call him Uncle Christmas and It has just stuck. Chris bravery to trust God and join our team and take part in leading (assistant to Tim and Desiree) and training our little missionaries is inspiring. He really embraced the title of Uncle and Assistant leader. It was great to see God grow him in his leadership skills and other areas of his life. He gained much wisdom...

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The painting

Posted by modayjo on November 8, 2018 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)
The biggest task we had was to paint one of the corridors in the YWAM base. The corridor chosen was the one with the dining hall, the kitchen, and the lecture room. When the painting was finally done we covered about 700 feet of wall space. The guys put themselves in awkward positions to get this job done which left them sore. they had some help from some of the children and Desiree when she had energy. Toma also helped for several hours. He works like a machine and we were thankful for his hel... Read Full Post »

Training little missionaries

Posted by modayjo on October 30, 2018 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

All 13 of us woke up with work on our mind Monday morning. There was painting and gardening on the horizon and we spent time training the younger Missionaries. There were several trails that came and went that gave us five adults the privilege to lead these young ones down the path of righteousness. The verses from Deuteronomy 6:5-9 comes to mind. God tells us here to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your Strength. These comm...

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The Divine appointment in Gundaroo

Posted by modayjo on October 23, 2018 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)
All of us know that fellowship is a very important thing in Christianity. Sometimes you have to find it, we had a wonderful time in and old courthouse, that is now a church. Uncle Chris gave a wonderful sermon at the church about forgiveness or 70x7. Afterwards we went to a house of which belonged to Mr. Dave a good friend. I enjoyed singing, dancing, eating and playing outside with the other Aussie children. I love a good party but better yet ones with God and new people. I made lots of new fr... Read Full Post »

Traveling with little missionaries

Posted by modayjo on October 23, 2018 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

From the moment we left Calvary Chapel Oceanside till we arrived at YWAM Canberra it was about 24 hours of Travel. It is God’s Grace that it went so well. I think about how long it took for us to buy the tickets and how all the other tickets we tried to buy didn’t work out but these tickets for this flight were the ones that worked for us. In the past we had to take two planes to get to Sydney but this time...

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It's almost time!

Posted by modayjo on September 22, 2018 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I love watching God work and leave HIS fingerprints on all HIS amazing events through history and present day. Bringing this current team together has been fascinating to say the least. I feel like a child about to open the biggest gift ever as I look at this team with 5 adults and 8 children. What does God have up HIS sleeve? I am patiently waiting on the edge of my seat....


The count down begins... 24

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When Children inspire us

Posted by modayjo on September 17, 2018 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

God gave this little lady a burden for those that do not know the Lord, a burden to lay down her comforts so she can be a missionary. She has a holy confidence as she speaks to people about the love of Jesus. Compassion for the unsaved pours from her. Even after 30+ hours of travel, canceled flights, and other traveling issues, she still went to the fellow Aussies and talked to them about Jesus.


This little lady has inspired not only me but our whole Australia team t...

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YWAM's Example

Posted by modayjo on May 3, 2018 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

There is a special emotion that comes over you when you serve the Lord on a short-term mission trip. It is however difficult to capture and articulate. God is stretching, teaching, and moving in the hearts of every member of our team and shaking us to the core and using this to mold our hearts to be more like HIM.

I have found it fascinating to see scripture come alive before my eyes in a whole new way. It is comical how often God does this to me, and why I am surprised. I know that sc...

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Work Day 1 (April 2018)

Posted by modayjo on May 1, 2018 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Our first work day started on Monday the 29th of April. The team was edger to get started. Tim Maciejewski and Miss Valerie started work at 7 am in the morning. Andrew Pryor jumped in a short time later to help. These were some go getters for our team because we were not expected to start working until after morning worship and tea time which starts at 9:00 am. Except for our cooks, they spend all day in the kitchen preparing nourishing food for us to stay strong and have endurance.


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