Dear friends and family,
After a lot of thought and prayer I have made the very important decision to get out of my comfort zone and pursue one of my passions on a much bigger scale! I am so pleased to announce that I have the opportunity to take part in the Hope for Europe Discipleship Training School in VIenna, Austria where I will be serving the people there for 6 months! I feel so amazingly blessed to have the opportunity to love on those who have no one else to turn to. Since High School ended, I have struggled to find my place in this world. I am working for Chick-Fil-A and the part that I enjoy the most is getting to know the community and helping them. I am ready now to dive deep into this experience to see what God’s plan is for me moving into adulthood.
I will spend the first 3 months of my journey in Vienna diving deep into the word of God and truly learning who He is and what He wants me to do while I am there. During the lecture phase we will have time for worship, group devotionals, and one on one discussion with the leaders. This first phase will show me who I really am by breaking down my walls and making me focus not only on myself but also the people at the school alongside me and world around me. This will be intense study and I am so excited to discover everything it will provide!
The second 3 months we will use what we have learned and travel to countries in need in the eastern part of Europe (exact locations to be determined) ministering to the lost and oppressed peoples showing the love and grace of God.
I thought you might be interested in supporting me through this monumental endeavor. There are two main areas where I most need your support. Above all I need your thoughts and prayers. I am the type of person who is happy at home and around a few good friends and family. Going out of the country with people I don’t know is going to be very difficult. The prayers you give now and while I am there will give me so much comfort and will help me feel peace through the process. Prayers for the Lord to provide all my needs physically, spiritually and mentally will be welcomed!
Another way you can help is financially. To be honest, this the hardest part about writing this letter. However, I know that it is not on everyone’s heart to actually GO on missions, but they do want to support those that do. I would be honored to be your hands and feet on the ground. In order to be able to head out on this journey on January 10, 2019, I’ll need to raise $7,500. This money will cover all of my expenses (travel, food, lodging, etc) for the entire 6 months I am there.
Thank you in advance for all the support you give whether it be in prayer or otherwise - it means the world to me.