Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Prayer Card

If you would like a prayer card, please email me with your mailing address at:

Thank you,
-Tyler Dean

Praise Report!

In my latest post, I talked about how we were looking for a bigger community house due to a new staff coming at the end of the month. Well, I'm happy to announce that the Lord has provided us a new community house! It's exactly 1.1 miles away from the house I live in right now. It's definitely a step up from my current house. We're all very exited to start living there. The rental company/landlord is letting us move stuff in early so we don't have to do it all in one day. We can officially start sleeping there in three days (Friday night)! Yahoo! Thank you all for your prayer support in this situation. The Lord has blessed us greatly!

I still have some prayer requests with the housing situation, some to do with finances, and a couple very important ones that have nothing to do with finances! They are....
-To build relationships with our new neighbors.
-For us to impact the neighborhood we're in.
-Favor with sharing the Gospel with neighbors.
-The deposit for the house is: $375 per person.
-Start-up fees for phone, internet, gas, & electric total out at: $75 per person.
Total for the new house: $450 per person

I am still praying about, and trying to go to the east coast (Washington D.C. & Boston) around Thanksgiving time to visit my brother and a few other friends along with going to Minnesota to spend time my whole family for Christmas and to visit friends as well! Costs are....
Flight(s) to the east coast would top out around $500
Flight(s) to Minnesota will be around $350.

This is the time of year for me that I also have a lot of annual expenses as well. I still have to pay for....
Auto Insurance: $280
Vehicle Registration: $100(For the year)

And last but not least, I am trying to raise my monthly support by at least $200 per month, so please keep that in prayer as well.

Total amount trying to be raised by Friday, November 6th is: $1,680

If God has put it on your heart to partner with me financially as well, that would be greatly appreciated! I know He can provide anything, so I am just trying to trust Him with all of this. If you're not sure how to give and you would like to, you can write a check made out to YWAM (Address Below). Attached a note indicating that it's for Tyler Dean. You can also donate online by going to this website: http://www.ywampismobeach.org/donate.html

Thank you all so much for your continual prayer and financial support! It's greatly appreciated!


Tyler Dean
791 Price St. #119
Pismo Beach, CA 93449


Prayer Request(s)....

Hello folks,
How are yall doing? This is a little update for you, as well as some of my needs & prayer requests!

I'll start with the update....
So, I've been quite busy with various different things around the base. One of the bigger things is:
We have a new staff member coming at the end of the month and we need a bigger house. So, I have been working on getting a new community house (For those of you who don't know, a community house is where our YWAM staff live. We aren't on an actual base. We have different community houses around the Pismo Beach area so we can reach out into the communities that our house(s) are in.). This has been a fun, stressful, busy and exciting process!
There is also a new Discipleship Training School (DTS) that starts in January, which is rapidly approaching us! Everyone has been preparing for the new school and we are all very excited for it!
I am also wanting/trying to go to the East Coast (Washington D.C. & Boston) around Thanksgiving to visit my brother and a couple of other close friends, along with going to Minnesota around Christmas time to see family and friends.

So, in order to make all of this possible, I need your help!
I would like to ask you to partner with me in prayer for all of this. Here are a few highlighted prayer requests:

-Favor with rental companies/landlords
-For God to speak to us clearly on what house He wants us in
-God's will to be done in ALL of these situations
-Finances for:
-Housing Deposit/Start-Up Fees ($450)
-Airfare to the East Coast & Minnesota
-For yearly expenses (Car Insurance, Car Registration, etc. ($400)
-A new bed (To help my back)
-More monthly support (Praying for $200 more per month)

If God has put it on your heart to partner with me financially as well, that would be greatly appreciated! I know He can provide anything, so I am just trying to trust Him with all of this. If you're not sure how to give and you would like to, you can write a check made out to YWAM. Attached a note indicating that it's for Tyler Dean. You can also donate online by going to YWAM Pismo Beach's website and using PayPal.

Lastly, I just want to thank you. I appreciate you all so much! Thank you for your prayers and financial support. I literally could not do what I do without you folks...so thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!


Tyler Dean
791 Price St. #119
Pismo Beach, California 93449


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Prayer....

Dear God,
Thank you for this new day! Father, I ask that you lead me through this day, speak to me, lead me to people You want me to talk to. God, let Your will be done today. Lord, help me be bold in my faith! Help me not sugar coat Your Word, the Gospel, or what You can do. Help me to share Your love! God, I ask that You teach me how to love just like You love! Thank you, Father!
God, I pray that you wake up this world! Help us, Father! Lord, help us...lead us...direct us to make disciples of all Your nations! Help us love all Your nations! God, we thank You and praise You! We give You all the glory, Lord!
It's in your name we pray, Jesus...Amen!

A Simple Hello....

Last Friday after dinner around 7:00, I was running late on my way over to a young adult church service. I knew if I didn't stop and get coffee, I would have definitely fallen asleep.

As I was at Starbucks waiting for my latte, I saw a young man about my age, who was wearing a black fleece North Face jacket, who was on crutches also waiting for his coffee. I noticed that his right leg had very recently been amputated right above the knee. He looked tired, worn out and just plain down....

Immediately, God put it on my heart to talk to him...to say a simple hello. As I was wrestling with the fear of man to go speak with him, the lady who was making coffee yelled out, "Tyler, your latte is ready-thank you!"

I went up to the counter and grabbed my coffee. I walked out the door, got into my car, turned the key and drove off....


Why didn't I take a few minutes to talk to this young man...to say a simple hello. Why?

I don't know if the Lord would have lead me to just say hello, to encourage him or if He would have lead me to pray for him. I don't know what I would have prayed...maybe for God to meet him where he was at in that moment...Possibly for God to heal his right leg...for it to grow back completely..? I don't know. Maybe he wouldn't have even replied back to my simple hello. I do not know....

I guess I will never know....

This has stuck in my head since that Friday evening around 7:00. I've thought about it a lot. I pray that God puts that young man back into my path once again so I can say that simple hello...so I could possibly even pray for him!

Some of you may have experienced something similar. My prayer for you, too, is that we could both be bold, obey God and get rid of that fear of man...to say that simple hello...and possibly even pray for him....