Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Watchman's Post watch date 12.30.2008

The Watchman’s Post
Tis the season and things are going well for the
month of December. We had our Christmas love
feast here at the campus on Tuesday the 16th.
It was a fun filled night, we had dinner then after
dinner we sang some worship and Christmas songs.
Then we handed out gifts to all the staff and students,
it was interesting to see what everyone got.
I got this really cool picture from one of my friends.

This picture show nails forming a Cross with the
blood of Jesus on the ends of the nails. It also shows chains
wrapped around the cross with ends of the chains shattering.
The border around the picture has whipping marks covering the border.
There are two bible verses, one on the top and one on the bottom
Isaiah 53:5 and Isaiah 55: 8.
Things are going well for outreach prep, we have
started practicing dramas and we are doing well on
learning the basics of the Thai language. The most important thing that we are learning is unity. Every meeting we have as a team brings us closer together because when we go to Thailand we will need to work as a team and have good unity with one another. I’m a little nervous about the trip, but I am also willing to face the challenges that will be there in Thailand.
Please pray for the team and me. Outreach prep can get trying and can push people to their limits. I have most of the money I need to go, and I would like to thank everyone who helped me thought donations to go on this outreach to Thailand.
Well this is my last news letter for this year.
I will be keeping everyone up to date when I am in Thailand.
This is The Watchman signing off.
Thank you and God Bless.
Sam Ducat

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Watchmans's log watch date 9.6.08

Hey everyone well summer is over and winter is near. Also we are getting ready for DTS so far we have 9 students coming but we are praying for more. In my last news letter I told you that God had told me to start getting ready for this years outreach to Thailand.
Since then God has been teaching me many things about his love and grace. One of the things He had me do was memorize 1 Corinthians 13 which talks about how we should love. God wanted me to learn the true meaning in this scripture so that I would learn to live it and use it in every thing I do, say and think. For the past two months now my dad and I have been praying to God about how I could get the money I need for Thailand my dad and I felt that God wanted me to find a part time job at first I was not sure that it was God telling me this but after He confirmed it through different people I knew God was telling me He wanted me to do this. But I don’t feel God wants me to find a job just to earn for Thailand I see this as a mission field. What job has me do it will give me the opportunity to show Gods love through serving. Please be praying for me I will need it.
God is good and anything is possible.

Well that is the big news for now if you want to talk to me about it some more please call me or e-mail me.

Till then please by praying for me.
Thank you and God bless

Friday, August 15, 2008

Watchman's log (watch date 8.15.08)

Well July is over and I am twenty two now it fells strange knowing your older than you were a month before. Any way things here at the base are busy the last two weekends, on the 6th of this month all of us single staff went to Michigan to help run a camp call rise up. All of us were counselor's and were assigned to a cabin. When I was a kid I always liked going to camp so I was excited when I helped lead one.

this last weekend we hosted a conference called Set Apart, we had five youth group there and had a total of 150 people there it was assume we had some of the youth pastors speak different topics, worship was amazing when we came together we could feel God moving in the room, one of our staff member Holly did a teaching on God being in everything and being with you even thou you don't think He's their. It really spoke to a lote of people and especially me cause I have been worrying about how I'm going to pay for outreach, but when I listened to what Holly said it made me realize that God will always be there no matter what. But some times it is hard to trust in God cause we do it our way cause we feel our way is easier. God knows what your going to be doing be for you even think of doing it. He had me realize that and I thank him for it, I love God so much He is there when I am asleep, He's there when I awake, He there when I overcome some thing, He's there when I fall, and He is also there when I need some one to comfort me when I am lolly or sad, I will trust in Him with my life, everything I have is his nothing is mine any more it's a his my life is his, why because He loves me and I love Him ''1 Corinthians 13:7 (It always protects, always trusts, always hops, always perseveres love never fails.)

Always trust in God cause He will always take care of you always.

Please pray for me I really need it, I can't do anything with out God and I don't want to.

Blessings to you
for the watchman

Friday, July 11, 2008

Watchman's log (watch date 7.11.08)

I am back from my trip to Virgina and I am glad to be home.
The ride home was long but thing went well when we got back.
thing are quiet around here all the students are gone and most of all the staff are on summer vacation. On July 19Th I will be turning 22 years old I'm excited.
also the 27Th of July I will be working at the Lake Geneva youth camp. I will be there for one week It is going to be fun.

this year I feel God is calling me to back to Thailand. last year I could go because I didn't have the amount of money I needed to go and God tolled me that I wasn't ready yet.
But last spring I was having my morning time with God when I heard God tell me to start getting ready this years outreach to Thailand.
I wasn't sure at first so I prayed on it for a few days cause I wanted to be sure that it was God telling me this. After those few days I knew it was God.
So I started studying the bible and reading it every day. I also started studying The Thai language so when I go back there I will be able to know a little bite of what they say to me. It is not easy but I will do my best

But for me to do this there are two major things I am going to need. The first one is Funds if you or any one you know would be able to give towards this outreach it would help me out a lot The cost will be $2000 but you don't have to give that much give what you feel is right, but the most important thing I need is prayer there is a lot of spiritual war fare in Thailand and I need all the protection I need from God and praying helps a lot
If you and your family could pray for me it will help me fulfill Gods plan for Thailand.
Last year I was part of a prayer and intersession team. We prayed for the team that went to Thailand, when they came back they said that the prayer help them shield them selves from Satan's evil forces, so they could show the people Gods love.
The outreach doesn't go until January 1 but I want to start get ready now so I'm not late.

I will update you about the outreach when i now more info about it till then
that is all for now please pray and ask God if you should give or not.
this is the watchman signing off.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

watchman's log (watch date 6.24.08)

Things are going well, right now I am in boston with my friends Brandon and korah
visiting there family it is interesting on sunday june 22 I visitied to my church and youth group in Virgina. It was great I got to see my friends that I haven't seen for two years I was excited.
we still have two weeks till we go back to the YWAM campus in Wisconsin but I will be happy when we get back so I can be home.

Well thats all I have for now.

this is the watchman signing off.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Watchman's log (watch date 6.9.08)

Well I hope you all liked my video news letter. This week I am getting ready to go on a three week work vacation what I mean by that is I will be relaxing from my regulare work but doing some support rasing and helping out with a youth camp. It is going to be fun I will be able to visit my youth group and my sending that I have not seen four two years so it will be exciting to see them. I plan on takeing pictures so I can keep you all up to date on what gose on in that time.
things are winding down for the end of SBF, yep SBF has only two and a half weeks left and then
Summer break comes all the staff will take there vacations then and there will be almost no one here on the campus four a month some people will be here to keep the place runing.
well that is all I have for now take to yal later.

This is the watchman signing off.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Sam's First Video News Letter

Hey everyone I am trying something new for my news letter hope you like it. It is a video news letter.

Part 2

part 3

part 4 part5

part 6 part 7

last part

Monday, June 2, 2008

watchman's Log (watch date 6.2.08)

Hey everyone well the Friday night meeting went well we had a lot of fun playing football and volley ball with the youth groups that came.

The worship time went well a lot of the kids wanted to be prayed for and wanted to seek God more it was great.

We have been getting a lot of nice weather here at the campus.

work around the campus has been joyful, I tell

when you involve God in every work that you do

during your whole day you will enjoy every moment of it.

well thats all I have for today

this is the watchman signing off.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Watchman's Log (watch date 5.15.08)

this weekend we I am going with the SBF student to A town called Rylander.
The students will be helping teach there Sunday school and Tom the director and two of the students Tyler & Bethany will be leading the church service. Tom will be preaching and Tyler & Bethany will be sharing there testimonies. I will be interceding the and praying to help keep any of the enemy from getting in to mess things up.
Also this summer I will be Visiting my sending church and my youth group in Virgina and I am excited cause I have not seen them for a while.

God has Been doing some very cool thing in my life He has been getting me ready for next years outreach to Thailand. it is still a long ways away but He wants me to start getting prepared now so that I will be ready to go out and do what he wants me to do. I feel that I am called to Thailand
not to be there permanently but to be apart of the team that we are forming to be the main team to go to thailand every year. I am doing my best to prepare for this But I need your help
In finaces but most importantly prayer.
well thats all for now This is the watchman signing off.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

watchman's Log (watch date 5.14.08)

God is amazing he knows how to awaken a spirit that you never known you had. He did that to me to day He awoke something in side of me that I never knew was there. There is music going through my head that is giving me the joy of the Lord, I feel God spirit in side of me like never before I have never felt this before it is ... WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS, & BREATH TAKING.
God is magnificent. I want everyone to feel this.

This is the watchman signing off.

Monday, May 5, 2008

James 1:12

Blessed is te man who perseverse under trial, because when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. when tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me. For God cannot be tempted by evil nor dose he tempt any one;

Psalm 108:1-4

My heart is steadfast, O God I will sing and make music with all my soul awake harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn. I will praise you, o Lord among the nations. I will sing of you aong the peoples. For great isyour love higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

Romans 6:4 & 12:4

we were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the the dead through the glory of the Father,we too may live a new life.

Just as each of us has one body with many members and these members do not all have the same function.

watchmans log (watch date 5.5.08)

Things are going well here on the campus we have been having some good weather these past few days, spring is finally here and we are all enjoying it. For about a year now we have been having Friday night worship and intersession times were we get together and intercede for what ever God gives us we only had our staff and student coming to these gathering until God tolled us to invite people from our community so last Friday we invited some family's to join us. And
it was great God really showed up and spoke a lot of thing to us.
well that is all I have for now

this is the watchman signing off.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Watchmans log (watch date 5.3.08) page 2

proverbs 6:20-24

20 My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
21 Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck.
22 When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.
23 For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life,
24 keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.

Watchman's Log. (Watch date 5.3.08)

hey every one here some bible verses that God has been giving me in me my times with Him.

2 Peter 1:3-8

3His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Watchman's Log. (Watch date 4.21.08)

To day is a busy day cause this weekend we have a retreat coming to use our campus
so my friend Eric and I are moving bunk beds from one building to another.
there are about 50 people that are coming and most of them are mindle school kids
so we are setting up a lot of bunk beds. Other than that things are starting to warm up,
up here the sun finaly came out yesterday we where all so excited.
well thats all for now

this is the watchman signing off.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Listen Really Listen

How do you Know what God is saying.
Some times He speaks to us in dreams or in song.

another way is by the a movie or vision.
he can speak to us by nature, by stories, or by a person.
One of the best ways is by the bible, it can tell us thing we would never think of or know about.

But the all those are nothing if you don't take the time to listen. We can read the bible, we can hear as many stories as we want, but when you go some place quiet where on one can bother you. You can talk to God, and you know what he is a good listener. He can sit there with you for hours and never gets board or pushy. But that some times we only do that when something is going wrong. but that should not be the case, we need to talk with Him on good and bad occasions. But no mater what is going on he will always listen. Some times when God tells us what He wants us to do, we try to explain to God why we can't do that, but while we explain it God we start to see what God is really saying to us. That is when you know what God is speaking
to you cause you start to realise that He is getting you to think with your heart instead of your brain. So when you spend time with God really listen because He mite want to speak to you about something and what ever God says it is very important.
Listen really listen

Friday, April 18, 2008

What do I do at the YWAM campus.

Many of you are probably don't now what my staff position is, but if you do I will tell you

anyway. My position is maintenance staff in the summer I go around the campus keeping the grass cut, the weeds pulled, and the flower beds watered. In the fall I help keep the leaves raked, and I help cut and split wood for the winter. In the winter I help bring wood down from the woodlot and help keep the fire going so the lodge keeps warm cause it can get very cold here in the winter, I also help shovel the snow from the door way cause we get a lot of snow.

But that is not all I do I am also a hop around guy, there are many different departments here on the campus. There is hospitality, house keeping, kitchen, mechanic shop, and DTS.

If any of these departments need help in any way I will be there to help them out.
At first It was hard to do all those jobs, but over the past 2 1/2 years I learned why God had me helping in all those departments. He was teaching me servant hood and that is a very important
lesson to learn, if you learn how to be a servant, every thing you set your hand on will be done right and with a good attitude. I love what God has me doing here even thou it is not as exciting as going over sea's or having a big title like YWAM Director I believe that God has something more for me but for now He has me serving others wrath then my self and I love it. Serving others is one of the gifts God has Given me, all through out my childhood loved helping other people
some times but as got older God started to bring out that gift even more my friend Mrs Rothgab said to me you have the gift of a servants heart cause at youth group I would come early to help set up and stay late to help take down. She loved it when I did that cause it help her out a lot. I love serving God, but another way of serving God is trusting in Him to provide your every needs but that doesn't mean you just site around and do nothing. When you God to provide for you He might just give it to you or He will give you an opportunity to help you get what you need. God knows what is best for you even thou you might want to do some thing else.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

back on track

Hay every one sorry it has been a while since my last login.
but I am back on track now so get ready to read what God is doing in my life.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

It has been really cold here it has gotten down to -28 degrees that is cold my friend Akram and I threw a cup of hot water in the air to see if it would freeze and it did.
I have never seen heat escape water that fast before, it was amazing.