“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.”
Isaiah 61:1-4 NIV
The vision of YWAM Oak Grove is to partner with God and His people to bring healing and freedom, renewal and restoration to the people of Derry/Londonderry, its communities, and beyond. We desire to see this be a place that displays the splendour of God.
This “oak grove” was established as a place of worship, and despite the devastation that has come at times throughout the centuries, God’s plans for the city and its people have not been lost. Restoration, healing, freedom, and favour are coming to this place, and we want to be part of it! We are here with a heart for BUILDING HOPE that impacts this city, the nation, and the ends of the earth!