Friday, September 9, 2011


What does community looks like?

In Acts 2:42-47 the new believers devoted themselves to the teachings of Jesus. They shared everything they had with one another. They met and had meals together and prayed with one another. If anyone was in need, they came together and met that need. And the scriptures say that they done all this with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. God brought people to His son, Jesus, cause of this community.

In Acts 4:32-35 all the believers were one in heart and mind. That means they had great unity. Again, they shared everything they owned, and their attitude was "it all belongs to Jesus". Much grace was upon them all. They would sell their home and land just so there was no one in need.

This is what community looks like in the Bible. We have to get back to what the bible clearly lays out for us on how to follow Jesus, and to live our lives as the people of God together. In John 17:20-23 Jesus is talking about this oneness, that He is in the Father and the Father is in Him, and we, as the Church, could be in them. As a result of that, Jesus want's us, the Church, to be one like the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is how the world is gonna know and believe that Jesus is God. We cannot live this Christian life with out others.

Do you want this fellowship? Do you want this community that God intended for His Church, or do you want to continue living in isolation?

Let's take the Scriptures serious!

Hebrews 10:23-25
"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching." 

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Invitation

Hey Axis! Just a few things I want to share with you.

Thank you for being faithful in supporting me monthly. Sure is a blessing to me. Yall are a part of what God is doing in me and through me here in Pismo Beach and the Central Coast of California.

Jesus' invitation for us is still to come and follow Him. The Holy Spirit has been teaching me how to follow Jesus and what that means biblically. To look at the Scriptures and learn from them. I've noticed how Christians will get together and talk about other people's opinions rather than the Word of God. So I've been real challenged to look at what the Scriptures say about... well everything.

Since I've been back from Israel and Ethiopia I've been plugged into a local church here in Pismo. I was offered a internship with the youth group and college ministry. God is really opening up doors and opportunities for me to speak life and truth into to so many lives. One of my passions is to see people my age excited and passionate about the Word and Jesus. To know who they are in Jesus. So this internship is perfect. So I praise God for that. I got to baptized some of the guys in the youth group so that's always really exciting for me cause that's what Jesus commands us to do. I've really been able to disciple these students and be in their life's. Creating a community, at my house, at a park or in Starbucks, where we can get together and read the word, and just talk about life. With the college ministry, I've been teaching some and just setting stuff up. Our focus for the college students is to come together and fellowship with each other, pray for one another and discuss the word. Keeping it simple. My hope is that the people that come will find out who they are in Jesus and follow Him in their life.

We currently do not have a discipleship training school going on with YWAM, so we've been advertising for our upcoming DTS in January 2012. I'm gonna be helping lead that school with being in small groups with the students, doing one on ones with them, and leading a outreach team to Asia. We have also been in our community and building relationships with local businesses and people in downtown Pismo. I'm leading our outreach department so I've getting God's heart for Pismo Beach and the Central Coast and we've been going out each week and praying for our community, city and spending time with the homeless community. I feel like God is gonna pour out His Spirit on our city, and people will be passionate about Jesus.

Prayer Request:
So that's what's happening with me in California. If yall could continue to pray for me that I would have boldness in proclaiming the Gospel. Pray that I can be a example to other believers in my speech, life, love, faith, and purity. Ask God to help me be loving and real in every situation.

I want to come visit NC sometime in October. The cost for that will be around $550. If anyone wants to help out with that, let me know. I'm also planning a visit to Haiti in December for my friend, Wesner's, wedding. He wants me to be his best man, so I really wanna go and spend some time there and visit the Reeves family.

Thank you SO much for all your prayers, support, and encouragement. If you're interested or God's put it on your heart to give to me finically for my upcoming trips you can email me at or give me a call at 828 308 7237.

Thanks for all your Love and support. Love you all more than you know.

Grace and Blessings,
Philip Causey.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hello. Good Morning. How ya doing.

Hello friends and family. I just wanna say a BIG thank you to all my monthly supports. I'm really thankful and grateful for yall. Also thank you to everyone that has given to me and being apart of what God is doing in me and through me here in Pismo Beach and in the nations. I really appreciate yall being apart of helping me get to Israel and Ethiopia. God really used our team in wonderful ways in both places. I wanna share two highlights from my trip. 

In Israel I got to baptize one of my students, Marissa Cahill, in the Jordan River. Jesus commands us in Matthew 28:19-20 to "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

In Ethiopia our team got to do several Bible studies with some homeless people in our community. We got to take them out to dinner and really treat them and honor them as people. They asked us to buy them Bibles in their language and God provided enough money for us to purchase Bibles for them, so that was really awesome. But the highlight of Ethiopia for me was that God used us to lead them to Jesus. We shared the Gospel and prayed with them, and about 4 or more wanted to follow Jesus. So I was blown away that God used us to be apart of what He is doing in the world. 

"Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” Luke 14:12-14

So I want to update everyone and let you know what's going on now that I'm back in Pismo Beach, California. I'm doing really well. I love being back in Pismo and God has really opened some doors for me. I'm now leading outreach for the YWAM base, I'm going to Hume lake Christian camp as a leader with my youth group on Sunday June 26-July 2, When I get back I'm gonna be working at my church with the youth group. I'll be teaching, discipling students and building relationships with a group of guys that I"ll be pouring into.

And God is doing something in my heart about what it means to follow Him, cause I've been asking Jesus to follow me instead of following Him so that's really excited. I'm doing a study on Jesus, going through the Gospels and looking at how Jesus lived His life and what He did and how He done things.. I'm pretty stoked about it.

I have a huge heart for the 18-30 age here in Pismo, and I feel like God is teaching me that prayer is such a BIG part of seeing them come to Him and be passionate for Jesus. Pretty exciting stuff.

So God is really doing a lot in me and I'm really excited about it cause I'll get to know Jesus more, and be in His presence and to me there is nothing better than that!!

"Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. Redeem me from the oppression of men, that I may obey your precepts. Make your face shine upon your servant and teach me your decrees." Psalm 119:133-135

Thanks for all your love and support! Love you all more than you know.

Grace and Blessings,
Philip Causey 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

What? I'm going to Israel and Ethiopia!!

Hey Everyone!

I'm so excited about writing this update. To all of you that don't know, I am currently living in Pismo Beach, California working full time with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) a international, interdenominational movement of volunteers who want to know God and make Him known. We do Discipleship Training Schools, which are the heartbeat of YWAM. A DTS is designed to help you understand God more deeply, live more like Jesus and identify your unique gifts and purpose to use in missions. DTS emphasizes cross-cultural exposure and global awareness, preparing students to answer the call to "Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations" Matthew 28:19.

Here at YWAM Pismo Beach we do two DTS' a year. I am currently staffing the Isaiah 61 DTS and co-leading the two month outreach, and in a few weeks we are heading to Israel and Ethiopia. We will be leaving April 12th and spend our first month in Israel, hopefully traveling  to three or four locations through-out Israel, Jerusalem, Ashdod, Haifa, and Tel Aviv. We'll be working with International House of Prayer (I-HOP) and other ministries working with a variety of people including Jews, Muslims, Orphans, Widows, Drug addicts and Prostitutes. Then we will be going to Ethiopia and spending our last month there in the capital city, Addis Ababa, working with the YWAM base and doing ministry in the community with again Jews, Muslims, Orphans and street kids. I am really excited about the Lord leading us to these two places, cause they're so connected.

As we're getting prepared to leave, we'll be purchasing our tickets, applying for visa's, and getting yellow fever shots. Please be in prayer that we can find reasonable prices and have favor with getting visa's.

God has really been stretching me in areas of trusting Him and revealing to me that He is faithful and we don't serve a poor God. It's not always fun or easy trusting God, but it's so worth it and I know He is faithful and He will supply ALL my needs according to His riches and goodness that are in Christ Jesus. He has been doing SO much in me and through me. I can't be more thankful about what Jesus is doing in my life.

Thankfully, I feel like God is going to be using me in more ways that I know as I'm being called to declare the Love, Grace, Mercy, Compassion, and Forgiveness of God that last forever through Jesus' finished work on the cross. So as God is preparing me to leave in April, I ask that you would walk with me in any of the following ways. First and most importantly, Please walk with me in Prayer. Whether you commit to once a week or everyday I ask you once again to cover my every step in the spiritual realms. There is no greater gift than to be covered by the body of Christ. For as the Apostle Paul states, "The battle we fight is not of flesh and blood, but of the spirit." Second, I humbly ask that you walk with me financially. The total cost for this entire two month outreach is $3,300.

One of the things that happens when you see what God is doing all around the world is that a lot of your vocabulary gets redefined. One of the words we throw around in our culture is the word Blessed. We teach that God is going to bless you if you give, that there is a blessing in giving, there is a blessing in generosity but so many people think that means just God's going to give you more money back if you give Him money and God does provide for out material needs.I believe God wants His Church and Children fully funded, to do His will and I thank God for blessing me, so I can be a blessing to others. Will God bless you if you give? Absolutely. But lets redefine what blessing means. So as you give to support what God is doing here in Pismo Beach, and in the nations, God's going to bless you in return, good measure, pressed down shaken together and running over. God is going to bless you as you give.

This past year it's been an honor to be a representative of not only myself but of the community behind me. Whether your support manifests as prayer, encouragement, or finances, it's an honor to represent everyone that is behind me wherever our God is leading me on this earth. To be able to be used by God to bring the good news of His heart to the nations, makes my decision to leave my life, wherever that is, worth it all. So as I walk into this new season of my life, leading others and trusting God everyday with my life, I ask that you prayerfully consider walking me on this new journey.

Whether you'd like to give a single gift, or choose to give monthly you can give online at our website:
Or write a check made out to YWAM. Attach a note indicating that it's for Philip Causey. Then mail it to YWAM Pismo Beach 791 Price Street. #119 Pismo Beach, CA 93449.

**All donations are tax-deductible, and are greatly appreciated!

Thanks for all your love and support! Love you all more than you know.

Grace and Blessings,
Philip Causey

If you have any questions about support, please give me a call or email me.