BRINGING LIFE – BELIEVING IN PEOPLE, COMMUNITY AND FAMILY
WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
“Our heart is to see lives formed. To see people live abundant lives. To be radical for Christ. To respond to His priorities and be motivated by His love.” Rosana stops and smiles. “Now I could give you my rational answer, but if you ask me what truly motivates me, I would have to tell you that we don’t focus on forming ‘good people’ or creating a ‘family’ in itself but rather fighting for God’s Salvation, for His Life.”
Since 2005 Jose Maria and Rosana Liste have pioneered, developed and established a YWAM Centre in the heart of London. They have seen their DTS schools multiply, new ministries emerge and many young people’s lives touched.
YWAM Urban Key is known for its welcoming, friendly and family focus, where individuals grow, mature and experience life, and in turn often becoming influencers themselves.
“London is one of the three largest, most influential and relevant cities globally.” Jose explains. “So, if we want to affect an area of society here, it could have repercussions internationally.”
“However, it wasn’t until we had moved to London that we fully understood God’s reasons.” Rosana added. “We didn’t move to London because of these reasons but rather because God brought us here.”
London is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world; there are more than 300 languages spoken here, it seems that the world is in London.
Today, YWAM Urban Key understands a little more clearly just how important it is to be in the heart of the UK’s capital. The world’s cities are growing with an increasing number of people moving from rural areas in search of jobs, opportunities to improve their lives and create a better future for their children. Today it is estimated that approximately half of the world’s population live in urban areas.
“We believe in England as a starting point. We can make a big impact by the grace of God, in this city and in the cities of Europe. We need to see another Pentecost taking place here! As Jesus said, ‘come and see.’”