It's that time of that year; MA Gear ordering!! Wahoo! The gnomes in San Diego have been working hard over the past few months to get everything ready for the next MA season. Back when I led Mission Adventures in Las Vegas, I was always excited to see what the new design was for the year and I couldn't wait for the students to get them!
I love what the Gear adds to our MA programs and I'm sad when students don't get a part of the awesomeness that is available to us when we don't order! So here's a list of why I think you should order MA Gear for your teams this year (and next year too!)
1. They're Awesome!
Not much explanation needed here ... dozens of people have put endless hours into this years theme and design. The t-shirts are super cool and stylish and it's not a YWAM function if lanyards/name tags aren't involved!!
2. They Unify Us
Many of our teams are returning teams; whether that's to the same base, or another one. It shows that we as YWAM are a group of people working together for the purpose of training up young missionaries.
3. They're Evangelism Tools
Students will wear their new backpacks and t-shirts to school and they will start conversations. Friends will ask them what it means or where they got it, and it's a great opportunity for them to share about their mission trip and Christ with people.
4. They Hold Memories
Whenever I look at my pile t shirts from past MA themes, I'm reminded of the memories of that season - the people we shared with, how God brought transformation in my life and those around me. It encourages me to keep true to the things that God spoke to me during those weeks.
5. They're a Continuation of Our MA Weeks
With our MA teams, we aren't looking for them to have just an 'experience' or a 'fun time', it's about transformation and change. The journal is such a great way to encourage students to continue on and go deeper with their walks with God. It's an effective tool for their personal quiet times and will encourage them!
Thera are so many more reasons!! So if you're on the fence on whether to order or not, you really should. This is a tool that is available to you that needs to be used. Maybe you think you can do it cheaper or could go with out, but I have always seen the MA Gear as a priority and important tool for our students!! Can we really afford to not use this resource? It's so much more than a pen, sticker or a t-shirt!!