Dear Friends and Family,
As many of you know, I just recently returned from living in Thailand for 4 months teaching elementary children English at the Imperial Phitsanulok Bilingual School. I planned on taking a gap year to travel and to be of service in the world a few years ago. I learned so much from that experience about myself, as well as different cultures and religions. Being in an environment surrounded by non believers, traveling to and from different countries in Asia was extremely tough for me and discouraging at times. After a few weeks, I felt a longing to be with fellow believers. I began to realize that God was calling me to not just service as I had been doing in Thailand but to evangelism. That's when I found YWAM, which is one of the oldest Christian evangelism organizations that provide discipleship training and worldwide travel opportunities. There are hundreds of YWAM DTS (discipleship training schools) locations around the world. After much prayer and consideration I choose the Lausanne, Switzerland location.
My 5 month journey will consist of 11 weeks living in the city of Lausanne Switzerland, where I will learn about Christ and his great love for me and how I can make Him known to the world. During this time, my relationship with the Lord Jesus will be deepened as I prepare to go into the nations. Through daily lectures from world-class speakers, I will be fully equipped to go out into the world and minister to others. Also during this time I will go out into the community and share the gospel with the local people of Lausanne. After 3 months I will then travel to the outreach location and live there for 2 months doing daily street evangelism. This location could be North Africa but I won’t know exactly until I have been in Switzerland for a few weeks.
If you are curious and want to learn more about where I will be and what I will be doing, the school’s website is https://www.ywamlausanne.com
The cost of this mission trip covers tuition, meals, transport, housing, and airfare. Throughout the five months that I will be traveling and living with the YWAM Lausanne community, the total amount comes to a little over $7,000.
With the help of your contribution in prayer and donation, I will be able to go out and share the power of God’s love and passionate care for his people of the world. I ask you to please pray over this and consider donating any amount that God puts on your heart, as your investment in this mission trip will hopefully be able to reach those unreached all around the world.
I leave for Switzerland on January 12th, 2019 (in just one week!) and any amount of prayer and encouragement would be so appreciated! Feel free to contact me at any time by my email (email@example.com) I will also post pictures and stories regularly on my instagram (@hannahmincer) and facebook (@hannah.mincer.7) if you are interested in following along on my journey and seeing exactly what we will be up to and where I will be living.
Under HIS care and provision,