Aloha friends and family,
As many of you may know, over the past 4 years my desire for the church and to do missions has grown expenentially. I am passionate about serving others and want to continue to instill strength and hope in others. God has really been speaking to me over that time and he is constantly telling me "you are loved". It has now become my life mission to tell people all over the globe that they too are loved unconditionally. During my highschool career I have had incredible opportunities to do the Lord's work and share that love to people from Kentucky to Bridgeport and even all the way to Honduras. I have graduated high school this past June and am unsure of what career path to take so I am taking a gap year to pursue what I love to do the most...Missions! I am very excited to be given the opportunity to serve with the organization Youth With a Missions ships (YWAM ships).
YWAM is a program dedicated to reaching the most unreachable people in the world. Most of the countries that YWAM works with requires ships to enter in. I will be going through a program called Discipleship Training School (DTS). In my DTS I will be training in Hawaii for 3 months followed by 3 months of outreach. During Outreach I will have the opportunity to serve people in Micronesia, the Amazon, Panama, the Mediterranean, Papua New Guinea, the South Pacific, or the Marshal Isle. The outreach ministries include medical, improvement of the community, and childrens programs. I am very interested in the medical and children ministry. I am excited for what the Lord is going to show me and do in my life over the next year. I believe this trip will give me a great opportunity to spread the love that I was talking about to the most unreached people in the world.
The most meaningful form of support is prayer! I appreciate every person who has and will be praying for God to work through me in the months to come. However, as awkward as it is, I will also need financial support. I will need $3,995 for the lecture phase, about $5,000 for the outreach phase, as well as airfare. With that, my goal is to raise about $5,000. I know this is a lot to ask for but I have faith that God will provide! I know this because the Word says, "And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work" 2 Cor. 9:8. I appriectiate any amount that you are able give. A friend of mine is also going on a mission trip for a year and her prayer was that people don't feel obligated to give rather feel excited. That is now my hope for my supporters. I hope you are as excited as I am to contribute and invest in the journey god has planned.
If you have any questions about the trip I would love to answer all of them. My cell is (203)400-9890 and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. My hope is to come up with a "newsletter" to keep people at home updated on the adventures and work I will be doing once I get there. I will provide that link as soon as I find a way to do this!!
Mahalo and with much love and gratitude,