On a snowy, winter day, this new team ventured out on their first scouting trip for a potential location; the city of Asheville. The anticipation and excitement of new possibilities was tangible in the air as they approached the city. They spent the day as a team driving and walking around, asking God the question, “is this it?” They were willing to go wherever the Lord asked them to go. Was Asheville where He was calling them? As they were leaving that evening, the answer to the question was a solid, “YES!”
On the morning of the next trip to Asheville, Megan woke up from a dream where God used Taylor Swift’s song “Begin Again” to speak to her. The lyrics to the song he used were, “on a Wednesday in a cafe, I watched it begin again.” On this trip they found themselves in a cafe, on a Wednesday, with a key pastor of the city welcoming them in. They felt like the new vision God had birthed 8 months prior had begun.
With this, they set off to YWAM Orlando for a summer of preparation underneath the Southeast director. That time was essential in establishing their vision and mission of pioneering. On August 15, 2013 they were launched from the Orlando base to pioneer YWAM Asheville.