May 1, 2010

First of all I want to apologize that this update comes out so late.

My team and I have been in Mexico City for just over 4 weeks now.  For the first 4 weeks we were without one of our team members Douglas who had to go home to Brazil to get a visa.  Me and my team leaders Hannah and Amber left our home at 1230 am last night, and went to get him from the airport.  When we woke up this morning we suprised the rest of the team with him being here. The team is very excited to have him here, he is a powerful man of God, and he also speaks pretty good spanish!

My team lives in a Church called ‘Dios es Amor’ which means God is love.  The people at this church live up to their name.  God’s love is all around. As we try to bless people they just bless us back.  However, I guess that is how the Church truly is supposed to function.  Bless to bless again.

When we first arrived we started to proclaim Gods word over the city.  For the first 72 hrs. we read the bible non-stop in groups of 3 taking 3 hr shifts.  It was an amazing way to proclaim truth over the city, and it was cool to read some of the books that often go ignored in the old testiment.

To be honest a few days on outreach have been pretty tough.  I found that it was really easy to be here in the midst of great culture, and great food, and miss out, or not be engaged for what God is wanting to do.  Its the constant battle of ‘crucifying’ the flesh, and living a life driven by the spirit.  My flesh is so comfortable just having a holiday, but my spirit and soul cry out for the kingdom of God to be released.  God is really challenging me in the area of getting desperate for the people.  I used to go to church and be content with sitting in a pew on Sunday mornings to have my life built in too.  God is calling me to a place where Yes, I’m getting my fill, but he’s calling me to get a heart for my neighbours, the people around me.  Its interesting that as we get a heart for our  neighbour, we personally grow in our relationship with God.  As we hear his voice and act out in obedience thats where being a Christian gets fun you get to see the wonders of God.  God is calling me and you to be Prescene People, people that carry his prescense but allow others to experience it.

One of the areas our team thought God was speaking to us about back in Perth was infliuenceing  the youth.  God spoke to one girl on my team about starting up a cafe.  So we started up a cafe…. The cafe is called ‘El Cuarto Superior’ which means the upper room.  Our church is really traditional and I don’t know if many youth have really encountered God as personal, as an in your face, that just wants to lavish his love upon you.  We started the cafe with the dream to keep Church out, and invite God in.  We want it to be an open place for people to come experience God in a coffee house.  Tonight we are going to incorporate worship, and testimonys at the end of our night, sharing of Gods goodness.

God has been doing amazing things, and we are crying out for more.  Recently we have seen a young man come to Christ named Diego at the cafe, and we saw a lady get healed from severe back pain that she had been suffering with for 5 months!  We also had the chance to pray for her leg, and that got healed as well.  Me and a few teamates had the chance to go into a Catholic school and share a tetimony about what a missionary is and how we are all called to missions.  This was one of the first time Christians were allowed in this school and we believe we will be invited back.

I’m so excited for what God is doing all over.  Yesterday we had a coorperate gathering with all of the YWAM teams in Mexico City.  We went out for 45 minutes of evangelism, and saw 0ver 30 people saved, more then 100 heard the gospel, and healings occured.  God is on the move and its so exciting to be a part of it.  God is challenging me in leadership, fear of man issues, and so much more.

Please pray for the following.

1. More Translators

2. Team Unity

3. Soft hearts for the Mexican People

4. Ablity to clearly hear Gods voice and act out in obedience

5. The Cafe

Thanks for all your support and prayer, know that each victory is for the body of Christ.

In him, Jason Klammer


Mexico City Pictures

April 27, 2010

Hey just wanted to let you know that I’m alive, and running for Christ in Mexico City! I will be writing an update with some prayer requests, and stories in a few days.  Thanks for all your prayers and Support.  In Christ Jason Klammer

Mexican Soil.

March 30, 2010

Hey everyone I just wanted to give a quick update and say that after about 40 or so hours of travel I have safely arrive in Mexico City!

I touched down at 4 am and was taken through customs. It was a little hard because the customs guy only spoke broken english, however after a bit of pointing at my cared I made it through.

Me and a few others were taken to a Church not to far from the airport where we got a few hours of sleep.  We soon were back up, and packing up our stuff because the church needed to get going for sunday morning services.  We were planning on just hanging out in the city and recovering a bit, but the pastor really wanted to introduce us to his congregation.  We were told we were going to Church about 10 min before the service started.  No problem though because the service went for 4 hours so we had time to get into it!

We had a translator for us but the pastor didn’t really acknowledge him much and really just continued on with his message so we caught broken sentances here and there over the cheers from the crowd.

After the service we went out for lunch with a man named Juan who is actually a body guard for the President here in Mexico City.  We headed back out to the street for dinner.  We ordered burgers off of a menu in spanish and were excited to see what we actually got because we had no clue what we were ordering.  After dinner the store owner pulled out his mini crocidile from his tank and we got to hold it!

That night I headed out to my region where I will be spending the next 11 weeks!  Our church is amazing… we have a great group of friends already, and most of them speak really good english which is a blessing.

As a team we are trying to read the bible over Mexico City in about 72 hours.  We pair up in 3’s and read for 3 hrs at a time.  The goal is to proclaim truth over the city!  As I sit here and write a team is reading in 2 kings and we are coming up on 24 hrs.

Mexico City is huge! Yesterday me and the Pastor and some of the girls went to Costco and did some shopping for the team.  I was definitely enjoying all the free samples as we went around.  It was really exciting to be in Costco with 2 girls from Australia who had never seen anything so big.  The language barrier has been a bit tough.  At Costco some of the girls were picking up a pizza, when some nice man started  taking our cart to the vehicle for us however he was following the wrong man.  I had to run down after him and tell him my ‘amigo’s’ were still over at the pizza place.

Mexico City is awesome and so are the people.  Every female in the church young and old greats you with a kiss on the cheek even if you don’t know them.  I’m still working on my technique but slowly getting the hang of it.

Thanks for all your prayers and messages.

In Christ, Jason Klammer

Just for fun.

March 7, 2010

Some days I wake up at 545 am and ask myself the question ”Am I really here?”

Am I really on the other side of the world, living in a house with 55 other people, pursuing one amazing God?  Do I really have to go across the road at 6 in the morning to cry out for finances, for an outreach to Mexico City.  Do I really get to go into worship on Monday morning with 30 nations of the world?  Do I really have to eat the same pasta meals pretty much every day?

Then I realize what else would I want to be doing.  What else satisfies as much as chasing after an amazing loving God.  One who doesn’t make me a slave, but includes me in his purposes.  That delights in me, and just loves it when I call out to him.  This is a God that doesn’t want me to know about him in my head, but reveals things to my heart.  Things that I know, that I know because he has told me.

Sometimes I wonder if I really have to stay up and pray from 3-4 am.  Then I look around and see that I get to come into the presence of God with my Indonesian brother, my Australian sister,  my Dutch brother, and my Brazilian brother.  Does it get any better? Is this not what God loves when all the nations gather and lift him up.

God has been doing so much in my life.  He is showing me what actually  matters.  He has taken me on journeys to give up things, but he always provides in return. He has given me opportunity to re-learn some things about him, to get rid of my views of who he is, and look at him in his true nature and character.  He has brought a spirit in my heart that is not comfortable, not willing to be satisfied but push for breakthrough.  He has brought me to the point where I ask myself the question ”What is God worth?” How do I respond to this question? He is calling me to become a true man of God, by worshipping like a child of God.

I’m entering my last month in Perth and still not satisfied.  I know that God wants to outpour so much more into my spirit.  I’m getting excited for what God is doing in Mexico City and what he will continue to do.  I’m excited to live by faith, and pray for the people God wants me to come into contact with.

Thankyou for all the finances and prayer you have provided.  I don’t know where I would be on my journey today without the faithfulness of those that went before me.  The faithfulness of my Oma and Opa’s daily on their knees praying for God to bless me, cover me, and align me for his purposes. To my parents who committed to Godliness as they raised me, who messed up many times, but always had the obedience to fix it.  For the friends that have allowed me to be me around them.  People who are committed to following God and speaking into my life.

May you be blessed in this season, and excited for what God has done, and will do in the very near future.

In Christ, Jason Klammer

February 25, 2010

Jason update

Hey guys so I just wanted to ask for a little bit of help with this next update. Basically my school, and staff still have to raise 80 000 dollars in the next 15 days for our Outreach. Luckily I have all of my finances together, but I’m going to walk with the others and round up the money.

Take a look at the PDF file attached above.

I hope that you are in a place where you are willing and able to give, but if you are not please partner with us in prayer!

The way to donate is on the website here

Once you send the money to me I will transfer it into the fund for the whole school and be able to bless multiple other students.

The school is Discipleship Training School-Young Peoples

Thanks for all your prayer and support.

In Christ, Jason Klammer

Week 7.

February 21, 2010

Week seven was an interesting time filled with challenging circumstances and beautiful breakthrough.  On Tuesday night I have small group with some of the guys on base.  We went out to get bubble tea deep in the heart of China town here in Perth.  One of the guys in our group had never had bubble tea and he ended up spitting out all of the pearls at the bottom of his drink, it was really quite a sight to see.  As we were sitting in this shop all of a sudden firecrackers went off and a whole bunch of drumming started and there was a huge ceremony.  It made small group pretty hard because we were basically shouting at each other.

On Tuesday night I was having quiet time in the park and all of a sudden a homeless Aboriginal man came over and sat beside me on the bench I was sitting on.  He asked me what I was reading and I got to tell him about the bible.  I told him that my group was going to Mexico City to do some outreach and he was excited for that but also sounded a bit offended because he said his people needed so much help right here in Perth.  He came to tears and just asked that I would consider getting to know his people on the streets and really be in relationship with them.  It really spoke to my heart because sometimes I feel that it is hard to love these people.  After our conversation I felt lead to ask him if he needed something to eat.  He said that he had not eaten all day so I offered to buy him a meat pie.  On the way to the gas station we saw his niece and he said she would like one as well.  I got the chance to buy them meat pies and pray for them! His niece Sharon also came to tears and thanked me so much for what I did.  She went on to tell me how she was thinking of committing suicide that night and that she would never forget what I had done for her.  I love how God gives us practical ways to serve people and love them.  There is so much opportunity to be in relationship with people and just bless them.  God has given me multiple opportunities like this in Perth and it has literally been fun to talk to people.  I would encourage you to step out and bless people, they seriously will be so thankful, and you never know how God will use you.

On Wednesday morning one of our students announced he would be leaving our DTS.  He is from Korea and came to Perth 7 months ago to learn English.  He is doing so well but has a hard time understanding a lot of what is being said in lectures.  He has decided to go home to Korea and then hopefully take part in a DTS in Korean.  It’s so sad to see him leave because he is a good friend, but I’m encouraged that he values his relationship with God over staying In a comfortable environment where he is not learning as much as he wants.

Our speaker this week really was talking on how we are called to love people no matter what we feel about them and that they deserve the love Christ has for us.  It was really easy to agree in class, but then the next day something crazy happened.  On Thursday morning we returned to our room and guy’s started to say that some of their stuff was missing.  I glanced over and noticed my laptop was missing.  It was crazy because we literally had been robbed of 7000 dollars of electronics.  Immediately everyone started to pray and just speak love over the criminal.  It was crazy how all of a sudden we had a real world situation where we could act out what we are called to do.

It is so cool that everyone has a peace and really has not been affected by the robbery, other than the loss of stuff.  Sure we miss our stuff but we really are learning what is important in life.  Many of you have already expressed your love through emails and stuff as you have heard of my loss of my laptop.  Thank you so much your prayers are so valued for the team and me.

On Friday night one of our leaders went into the hospital because he was throwing up and having immense stomach pain.  Turns out he has kidney stones.  He is back home now, but I would as you keep my leader Ben in your prayers.

As you can see it was a week of intense testing but we have stood strong.  Seriously when I write out this stuff I feel like I should feel really bad and be depressed.  However God has given us an amazing peace and just an incredible time of application.  Our school is taking strides in what we know about Christ.  We are continuing to get revelation of who God is and just how worthy he is to be praised.

Thank you for all your prayers so far, I would ask you to continue to pray because Satan obviously does not want us to be taking the steps that we are towards God and his heart.

Love Jason

The month it was.

February 7, 2010

Weeks 3 – 5

February 5, 2010

The past few weeks have been full of adventure.  We started off with a week learning all about Repentance and Forgiveness.  It was a powerful week!  Around YWAM this seems to be the week that everyone talks about.  We really dug into what sin is, and how sin is totally different from temptation.  It was cool to re-learn that we can be tempted by something and not submit to it in sin.  The way we do this is by not acting on our thoughts whether it be continually processing them in our mind, or following them in action.

One thing that really stuck out to me was the aspect of ‘True Repentance.’  I really learned that we can repent, and repent of things but by our own strength we will never move forward in Freedom.  God can help us, and is actually wanting to help us by completely taking away our burden.  The tough part is actually coming to him in humility and admitting we are weak and turning from our sin.

I want to thank everyone who has blessed me  in my  amazing up-bringing.  Mom and Dad by no means are you perfect, but you are such a blessing in my life.  I never have really realized how lucky I’m to have you guys in my life.  One of the things God really reveled to me was that I took that for granite way to much.  I’m so blessed to have such a rich inheritance in the faith!

Basically our week all came down to a 15 hr time of Forgiveness and Repentance.  Yes that says 15 not 1.5 hours.  One by one we got up in front of the class and cried out for forgiveness and help in areas of sin in our lives.  For some people it was the first time they have repented of things that have been kept in the dark for many years.  God totally showed up!  People were broken, but they were totally met by God.  That whole day really bonded our group as we realized that we all have had much of the same struggles, but we all want to move forward in victory and purity.

We also had Loren and Darlene Cunningham come speak to us this past week.  For those of you that don’t know they are the original Founders of YWAM.  They are now into their 70’s but by no means have they lost their spiritual fervour.  I loved to here there stories of faith, and how God has always come through for this organization.  One thing that really struck out to me was how much heavenly treasure they have stored up.  In all their time at YWAM they have never gotten a salary but God has totally provided.  They are so joyful and God is totally all over them.  It really spoke to me that an entire life in missions is possible, and is totally fulfilling.  Your not missing out by being in the mission field you are truly living the call of Jesus!

This past week our topic was on Worship and Intercession.  Once again I was really challenged in not expecting God to give me something out of worship, but to completely saturate him with the blessing and honor he deserves from my worship.  I have realized during my time here at YWAM that worship is not about what we can get but about what we can give.  It seems so cliché but over time the focus shifts from him to me and that is not what worship is.

This week as a base we started Evangelism.  As a base about 350 people descended on a local area of the city.  We started off with a time of worship on the beach, and then street by street groups prayer walked the entire community!  Over this month we will continue to go back and do things like door knocking, and even open air evangelism!  Could you please pray that we come in contact with the right people and that we can truly just share God’s jealous love for them!

If you would be able to pray into these areas that would be greatly appreciated.

  • Strength and Sharpness-  We have many late nights and early mornings and I want to be attentive and alert in class so I don’t miss out on what God is revealing.
  • Finance-  I have been incredibly blessed with finance, but many on my team still need money for lecture fee’s as well as outreach.
  • Mexico City! We will be going to Mexico City on Outreach from April – June and we really want to see the biggest city in the world totally catch fire for Jesus.

This is just a taste of what has been going on in my life.  God has truly been so good and is challenging me in so many ways!  I love you guys, and can’t wait to see you all, but I know this is my time and place for this season of my life.

Be Blessed.

Jason Klammer.

Photo Essay.

January 30, 2010

Life Update.

January 7, 2010

Hello All! I just wanted to give a quick update on what has been going on in my life over the past few weeks.

The first few days of my DTS (Discipleship Training School) were spent learning names, and trying to understand foreign accents from around the world.  At my first day of orientation over 28 nations were represented for all the January schools!  My DTS has 50 students, and 9 incredible staff members!

The base is situated right in the heart of Perth, close to down town, and a few minutes from the beach!  Last weekend we headed up the coast a few hours to go to an incredible beach and do some sand boarding.  Unfortunately this is the closest I will get to sledding this year.  YWAM has the most incredible buses, they are creamsicle orange and have been around for over 25 years! My groups bus decided to break down on our way to the beach.  The next few hours found us stranded on the side of the road playing games and telling stories for a few hours in the heat.

I had an incredible experience this past weekend.  On my way home from Church I sat beside a man reading a book on Buddhism on the bus.  The Lord suddenly prompted something in my spirit telling me to talk to him.  Before I could really act on the thought the man started talking to me and asking me what I was doing In Perth.  Our conversation slowly shifted to YWAM and I began to share a bit about Christ with him.  To make a long story short the man got off at the same bus stop as me and asked if we could get together some time and discuss Christianity.  Later that night me and my friend Arthur had the chance to go into the city with this guy and  talk about God for over 2 hours!

The Lord really is working at the guy’s heart and it was amazing to see how much he learned about Christ! We are still praying that he will come to know the Lord soon!

My lectures have been super good.  The first week was all about hearing God’s voice and the second week was about the ‘Character and Nature of God.‘  The lectures have been really mind provoking and God has been revealing to me so much!

Just want to let you know what I’m doing and know that I miss you all! Praying the lord is teaching you and leading you in 2010

God Bless,

Jason Klammer