Hi Friends and Family!
The following is a little update about my current plans, and how you can join me in them if you choose.
After graduating from PBAU this May, I have decided to pursue medical school as the next step in my career, and I'm so excited to walk this journey that I feel called to. First, however, after much prayer and consideration, the Lord has brought to my attention that before I can commit my life to healing others physically, I need to learn how to connect with others relationally and spiritually.
To do this, I will be participating in a program called Youth With A Mission (YWAM), which is an international missions organization dedicated to training people to know God and to make Him known in the world. I believe that the Lord has called me to trust Him with five months of my life so that, through YWAM, He can teach me how to love people and to communicate His love to others. In September 2019, I will move to Redding, CA for three months to train in one of YWAM’s Discipleship Training Schools (DTS). After my training, I will head overseas for a two-month mission trip (location is TBD – we are given options after we begin training) where I will put into practice what I have learned during my training.
My prayer is that God will use this time to radically transform the way that I see the world and the people whom He has created to inhabit it. Additionally, the skills I acquire will serve me during my medical training as I learn to deliver compassionate, spiritually-sensitive care. If you would like to know more about my trip, please feel free to contact me and I would love to share more details with you.
Your prayers for me during this journey mean the world to me, and I am so grateful for you and your support. Additionally, if you feel led to contribute financially to my trip, participating in this fundraiser is one awesome way to do that. Other giving options are listed below if you are more comfortable using a different medium. This is a big goal, but I'm trusting in our even bigger God and my amazing community to help me reach it. If you would like to be a part of sending me on this adventure, I am extremely appreciative of your sacrifice and generosity. Also, feel free to share this fundraiser with your friends if you'd like!
Thank you for taking the time to read this update, and please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or would like to talk further with me about my plans.
Other ways to give:
- If Venmo is more convenient for you, my username is @Madeline-Erwich.
- If you would like to send a check directly to me, my address is 9033 SW 78th Pl, Miami, FL 33156.