Joy in Failure
Barcelona, Spain 9 Floor Apartment ONEsfa@ywambaltimore.com WEEK TOPIC: Emotional Health & Joy in Failure
February 11, 2018 Dear Friends & Family,
Hello from beautiful Barcelona! It is almost unreal how smooth the school is running. It’s been a busy couple of weeks learning from the lectures; growing in our creativity and relationship with God individually and together. We’ve had the privilege of sitting under the teaching of incredible teachers such as Lisa Jones (a traveling speaker who has a powerful story of God’s restorative power from a life full of darkness to a life full of God’s goodness) and JP Sanders (he invested in the skate community in China for 10 years by running a skate shop). Lisa shared about emotional health and the importance of health as artists. JP had a more light hearted topic, showing us how to find joy in failure.
Some of our favorite moments during these past few weeks have been hanging out with local artists. After the heavy emotional week we had an 80s themed dance party with many of our locals friends! We attended/participated in an open mic night hosted by Lanzarte and got to see incredible talent from students and locals. YWAM Barcelona has created an event called “Artist Meet Up” allowing those involved in ONE to meet local artists from all different backgrounds. We are all being filled deeply with inspiration from Barcelona’s culture, having artists talks with local artists, and living amongst other creative people fuels our inspiration.
On a less up lifting note, many people have been feeling ill. Sore throats and fevers have been forcing some to find rest. With health being a value that YWAM Barcelona has, those who find themselves sick are being well nurtured. A financial need has also come up in the school. Due to exchange rates and a student needing money, the ONE school needs around €4,000. We know God will provide and we can not wait to see how He does!
That’s just a little insight into our past 2 weeks here in ONE Barcelona! More updates will soon come.
Sincerely yours, ONE