Way Ambassadors Are Bold

Elements of the Way Ambassador lifestyle and strategy include working twenty to thirty hours per week and spending at least thirty hours per week witnessing and/or undershepherding. Visit our Ambassadors of the Way Outreach Program page to learn more.

I Knew I Needed to Go Speak

Early on in the tenure, my husband and I were at a local office supply store to print a few things. We were there fairly often because we didn’t have a printer. We struck up a conversation with the young man working the register, but with several customers behind us in line, we had to keep moving along. All I really knew was his name. The next few times we were at the store, he was not there. He kept popping up in my mind and heart, so I just continued speaking in tongues for him and continually believed for an opportunity to talk with him again.

About two months later we found ourselves at the office supply store again, and this time he was there and there were no customers in line at the register! I knew I needed to go speak with him right away. I walked up to him and reintroduced myself. I said, “You might not remember me, but we met a couple months ago here. I know this might seem random, but my husband and I are here to be the good news, to share God’s Word with people. Ever since we met, you’ve been on my heart. I’ve learned when God works in me like this not to ignore it!” I then explained when we have fellowship and asked if he would like to come. He said he did remember us, and that he would love to come! A few weeks later, he attended his first fellowship. He then registered and completed the Power for Abundant Living Today class, repeated it, and has since taken both the Intermediate and Defeating the Adversary classes! God’s timing is perfect. He will lead us to those hungry hearts as we listen to that “still small voice” and remain bold to speak!

Speaking the Word on the Job Works!

God worked mightily and opened doors of utterance in the workplace.

I happened to find part-time work with a retail company that had managers who were very accommodating of my needs as a Way Ambassador. It just so happened that the store where I worked was in an area that attracted tourists. People visiting from all over would ask me questions about myself. This opened the door for me to share why I was in town and to speak the Word to them.

In addition, many students and young people worked in the store, and there was quite a staff turnover. So, during my time there, I was not only able to speak the Word to my regular coworkers, but also to a continual flow of newly hired employees. I had opportunities to speak the Word to the various managers, as well.

But that’s not all! We all spoke the Word to coworkers at our jobs and to employees in other workplaces, such as the grocery stores where we shopped. As a result, several people attended our fellowships and events to hear the Word and learn about us and the Power for Abundant Living Today class. Now several of them are graduates of our Foundational Class (some have taken the class twice), and at least one is a graduate of the Intermediate and Defeating the Adversary classes! All in just nine months! Speaking the Word at appropriate times on the job works!

Powerful Unity and Strength

God is always at work, and it is exciting to listen to Him and move with Him. Before Way Ambassador, our family had never lived with anyone and really had no desire to do so. During the program, we were blessed with a lovely housemate, and the learning and growth from applying the third pillar of the program—living God’s love at home—wonderfully impacted our lives. I had the joy of experiencing powerful unity and strength within our home. This also led to a much deeper understanding of how the three pillars of this program seamlessly meld together and are all interdependent on one another.

As we lived love at home, we were more ready and more willing to reach out to others with full hearts ready to give. Gathering together daily and inspiring each other with the Word would comfort and encourage our hearts. We would share details about those we were reaching out to and made plans to support one another in God’s work. Our days would start and end with like-minded planning, prayers, and believing.

We were blessed to live in an apartment community where the grounds were beautiful to walk. There were peaceful courtyards with fountains and a few different pools to enjoy during the hot afternoons. We had many open doors to speak God’s Word right outside our door, and it was a joy to work together with our housemate as we made God’s presence known right in our community. We would get home after walking around the complex or doing “pool outreach” and share the names of all that we met. We’d run out to meet each other’s contacts and invite them over.

One of our neighbors had his mom visiting from Philadelphia multiple times over the months. Every visit, she came and joined our fellowship and was blessed to pursue fellowship in her hometown. Many times, our housemate and I crossed paths with the same people at different times and places. These individuals were comforted and thrilled to be encouraged and sought after by God on multiple occasions by different people.

The walk of love gives evidence to Who our Father is. We were fellow workers and this was a witness. Our personal spiritual growth naturally abounded as we lived unity and love and were reaching out to others. It is beautiful how the pillars are interdependent. It reminds me of how the whole Word fits together, how the manifestations of holy spirit all work together, and how the Body of Christ operates as one. Nothing is without impact on another. God is amazing as the great arranger.

To learn more about the three pillars of the Way Ambassador program, visit our Way Ambassador page.

Way Ambassadors Benefit from Program’s Pillars

The framework of the Way Ambassador program is built upon three pillars: personal spiritual growth, reaching out to others, and living God’s love at home. Please enjoy these personal accounts from Way Ambassadors.

Personal Spiritual Growth

Confronted during our outings on several sensitive topics such as the trinity, water baptism, reincarnation, and dreams and visions, I learned to do research to have a deep understanding of the Word. I began each day to search the Scriptures through all the resources available to us in our ministry. I stopped choosing certain subjects to my liking, instead I searched to discover more truth from God’s Word to help me with the sensitive topics.

Reaching Out to Others

One of the benefits I received during the program came from having experienced the principle of going two by two. By practicing it, I was able to appreciate how two are better than one. This principle helped me see how God could work in each of us to accomplish His work. I benefited from great hands-on learning from the other ambassadors by seeing how they could introduce Word topics with people. There have been times when I have come to understand that if I were alone, it would have been more difficult for me to bring Biblical solutions to people. Going two by two was a win-win experience.

Living God’s Love at Home

Fellowship in the home is the best place where I experienced agapē love, mutual agreement, and full sharing, and this is what allowed me to support others and do everything I could to put the right atmosphere between us to move forward with God. It was a wonderful time, a learning and charitable experience. I continue to say thank you to God for all that I learned so that I will be able to continue to enjoy helping others with love without hesitation.

We Knew That We Were Doing Not Our Work, But the Work of God

Please enjoy this sharing from a person who served as a Way Ambassador in an International Outreach Country.

During the Way Ambassador program, I was able to see how hungry and thirsty this world is for the Word, and even more, how this world needs men and women to stand up and decide to go out and serve God’s Word in this great experience that is open to us.

During the nine months several facts allowed us to see the power of God in manifestation, especially two facts from the first days of the program. First fact, on the very first day, we had made an appointment in the afternoon to start reaching out. We witnessed an act that allowed us to see that God was with us and that He Himself had already reserved hearts willing to receive His Word. Indeed, as soon as we went out, we met a man who seemed lost. Then, approaching me, he asked if the path on which he was walking led to the main road. I said, “Yes! Going straight you will come across the main road.” Despite this, he seemed even more lost and preoccupied. It was at this moment that I was inspired to say to him the following sentence: “Or else you are looking for me? If so, you have arrived where you are supposed to be.” It was up to him to answer me, and he did with a smile, “Ha bon! What do you mean?” I replied, “Yes, we were going out to share the Word with the neighborhood, and we came across you who does not seem to know where to go. Can you give us a moment to share God’s Word?” He replied with a big smile and OK. He was the very first person we met, and do you know what? This gentleman was born again and attended our family fellowship the same evening. He was truly so blessed and edified by the Word, that he continued to come regularly to fellowship, and soon his wife began to follow him. This testimony was really the element that allowed us to carry out a campaign of victory, because we knew from that moment that we were doing not our work, but the work of God, and that He was present with us.

Another fact, also at the beginning of the program, is that we braved the weather. Indeed, the month of August, which corresponded to the month of launch of the program, is generally the rainiest in our city. One Saturday morning as we went out to witness door-to-door, we were confronted with this reality. We organized ourselves into teams of two with an umbrella for each team. We did not want to allow circumstances to stop us especially after the first testimony we had. However, the additional difficulty was that it rained intermittently. So we decided to make this a strength and we asked God this: “Father, whenever this rain resumes, let it find us sheltered, in the comfort of a home sharing Your Word.” God answered our prayer!

There are so many other facts that have strengthened us throughout this program. Testimonies of healing, family reconciliations, and the culmination was the official opening of a new home fellowship in our area. On a personal level, I am blessed in every way but even more so, I approach the spiritual competition with more confidence. God has done and continues to do great things in my life, and I know more than ever that He cares about the details of my life.

We Truly Have a Big God!

During my time as a Way Ambassador, I saw God go to work to bring us the victory in many ways. One specific incident occurred at my job, where one of my coworkers had registered for our Power for Abundant Living Today class, but was not able to get her shift covered all the way up to the day before the start of the class. We had prayed with her in the week leading up to the first session and assured her that God would absolutely provide a way to cover for her so she could learn more about Him!

The day before the class, she still had no one to take her shift and was discouraged that she’d have to miss the session. That’s when I realized that although I wasn’t fully trained in her position, I had learned a lot of it doing my own job. It was an early morning to mid-afternoon shift, so I offered to step in for her shift if she could train me for the first few hours, and then she could leave part way through to get ready for the class. She was fearful that our managers would not be pleased with this sudden switch up, especially because I didn’t have her full training. But my teammate reminded her that since she was making God her priority, He would take care of her every need. With that, she called her manager, who was known for being inflexible, and asked if I could take over the shift. The manager, suddenly amicable, agreed, saying that she would inform the other leadership of this schedule change via a written note.

Early the next morning, I drove to work fully convinced that God would help take care of any details that came up. When I arrived, I saw my coworker walking to the worker entrance and caught up to her. I cheerfully greeted her, but she looked at me with worry, saying that she didn’t want her or me to get in trouble for changing the scheduling even with permission. I understood where she was coming from, but I fully believed that God wanted her to be in the Bible study class she had committed to be in, and that she didn’t have to be afraid of others trying to come between God and her. I told her this, and then we walked into the office together.

As soon as we entered, a different manager greeted us and asked why I was there. We explained the situation, but the manager was conflicted. Apparently, she had not received the written note confirming our schedule changes. I simply smiled at the manager and told her that I already had some training in the job, and that I was fully willing and able to learn anything required to complete the tasks. She looked at me for a moment, and then agreed so long as the work got done. My coworker started teaching me the finer details of her job, and I joyfully worked alongside her. A few times she voiced her worries about getting in trouble, but I kept assuring her that God was more than big enough to take care of any issues, and told her about Romans 8:28.

Later, the manager that had originally agreed to the schedule changes approached us with a troubled look. As she did, I was completely peaceful and thanked God for a resolution to the miscommunication that had happened earlier. When she reached us, it was not to reprimand us, but to apologize for her not properly passing along the information to the other leaders. She asked why I wanted to cover the shift, and I explained that my coworker had signed up for a Bible study class to get to know God better. She replied with a smile, “I’m all for people getting closer to God!” With that, we happily continued working, and my coworker was able to leave and make it to the first session of the class.

After she had gone, I learned that the workload was nearly halved because a supply truck had not made it to our building that morning. Because of this, despite my lack of experience, I was able to complete the work in place of my coworker. I was thrilled to see God help my coworker overcome this challenge so that she could understand His Word for herself better than ever! We truly have a big God!

In Their Own Words: Way Ambassadors around the World

“One day a man who had a partial paralysis in half his body arrived at the place where fellowship is made. He had heard from the Way Ambassadors and asked for help in receiving healing. We immediately prayed for him, and at that moment his face, eyes, and hands regained their mobility.”

“Through the program, I learned to serve others with the simplicity of the Word. I was even able to minister the Word to my family from a distance.”

“A young woman who had been diagnosed with a severe deviation in the spine, and had been told by doctors that she needed an urgent operation, believed and received total healing. By understanding the Word, she declared, ‘I am healthy because of what Jesus Christ accomplished for me, and when I did the examinations, the doctors confirmed what I believed’.”

“As an ambassador, I understood that I was indeed the representative of the Lord Jesus Christ to do the works he did. I remember a young footballer who was about to go to training and who refuted any offer to hear the Word, but then was totally transformed when I directed our conversation to II Timothy 2:5 in the Bible, which defines some characteristics of an athlete. His attitude changed immediately, and he wanted to discover even more. In the end, I helped him get born again.”

“Today I am experiencing personal spiritual growth. The faces that radiated from listening to the spoken Word was one of my motivations. I gained confidence, and I was able to understand more of the impact of the Word of God on people’s lives. I learned to open conversations in order to witness the truth, and the results were the destruction of the adversary’s works in people’s lives.”

“It may seem like our culture is trending away from God, that moving the Word is impossible at times, but this program gave us great hope and vision for the Word moving in this generation. When we believe to help people with God’s Word, He will make it happen.”

Way Ambassadors Grow!

The Ambassadors of the Way Outreach Program provides a framework for personal spiritual growth in the broader context of a team that consists of other Word-centered men, women, and young people. The framework includes quality time in the Word each day, time in prayer each day, fellowship with like-minded, believing team members on a daily basis, speaking God’s Word in the local community, and building home-based fellowships by inviting all who show an interest.

I Believed God to Witness

The highlight of my tenure was when I was at work one day and believed to witness to someone who wanted to grow with God and take the Power for Abundant Living Today class. A young man came into the store and asked for my help finding an item. After I helped him, I started to walk away but knew God wanted me to witness to him. I built up the courage to say, “Do you want to know God?” He was shocked and said, “I prayed this morning to find a place where I can worship God and grow with others who are on fire for God.” I tried to hold my excitement as I gave him all the details about fellowship and the class that we were running next week. He came to fellowship the next day and signed up for the class later that week. He has now taken the class twice and looks forward to continuing his journey with God and the fellowship as he strives to be in the Advanced Class in 2024.

The Adventure of a Lifetime with God

God has helped me grow in my understanding of God’s Word. I have especially enjoyed being a part of the Foundational Classes that we ran. Every time I took the class, it was like seeing it with fresh eyes. I have greater believing than I ever had before. I have enjoyed getting up early and starting my day off with God. Every day goes smoother that way! I am more of a blessing to all those around me, and speak the Word with more boldness! God wants everyone to know about Him! As a team, we have lived God’s love and helped each other grow through the program. This has been the adventure of a lifetime with God and this team. I’m grateful for having the time of my life in service to God. I have grown from video gaming to wanting to rescue people from darkness to God’s loving arms.

Speaking Boldly Is Now a Lifestyle for Me

God worked in me to overcome my shyness and witnessing to strangers. I used to be very shy. I would not talk to strangers. As a Way Ambassador, I saw how God worked in me (Philippians 2:13) to open up and talk to strangers when out witnessing. It took me some time and practice to get my witnessing technique to evolve. With the help of my teammates and believers from the Branch, I have grown in this area. I pray to boldly speak to people while I am out witnessing (Ephesians 6:19,20) that I may open my mouth boldly and speak the mystery of the gospel (the good news of the Mystery). Speaking boldly is now a lifestyle for me. Before, I was anxious to speak to strangers. Now I have overcome my fear. I speak to people about God and His Word easily. When I am out witnessing to people, I know God helps me know who to talk to and what to say, because He works in me. I am now comfortable speaking to strangers. As a result three people I witnessed to came to fellowship. One person, who a teammate and I witnessed to, came to fellowship and took the class. The Way Ambassador program was a successful program for me. I overcame my fear of speaking to strangers. My witnessing technique is getting better and better each day. I am growing as a Way Ambassador.