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I am so excited to share with you all about an amazing opportunity that God has opened up for me! In a few short months I will be embarking on another epic adventure with God. One of my passions has always been creating. This unique opportunity will create space for me to combine my love for film, Jesus, missions, and whatever else God has in store! 
Frontier Alliance International (FAI) is an organization that is based in Israel that is using media to share the Gospel. From podcasts, video's, to bible studies they use their creativity to reach so many. Check out this link to learn more about FAI: https://www.faimission.org

As of now, I'm planning on moving to Israel in October to do a 5 month internship with FAI.  You can read more about my story below.  I would love to invite you to partner with me on this journey. In order for me to be able to do this I'm trusting for God to provide. As a partner you're not just sending me on a trip, but you're making a kingdom investment and partnering with what God is doing through FAI!  If you feel stirred to donate, your funds will help cover tuition, travel, living expenses and more.  Aside from financial support, I also ask you to consider a committment to pray for me through all of this. I am confidently walking in obedience to what God is telling me to do, but I can't do it on my own. 

Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions or to hear more about how God is moving. 



MY STORY

Thank you so much for taking the time to read through this fundraiser! This is all about where I am in my life now and what's next! I really, REALLY appreciate all of you. No matter what religion you come from or if you believe in a relationship with Jesus or not. Love you tons and thank you for being a part of my journey.

I thought I'd write some of my story and help YOU understand who I am and why I’m taking this FAI (Frontier Alliance International) Emmaus Media and Arts training in Israel. Back in March there was a global fast (fasting is refraining from something for a period of time. Usually with a goal behind it) called the Global Jesus Fast run by Lou Engle. I felt strongly convicted to participate in this 40 day global fast. So I asked God what was blocking our relationship, or what I wasn’t letting go of. I wanted to give everything to Him! I immediately felt the Lord prompt me to fast this “thing” that was very dear to my heart. I knew fasting was going to be hard (and when I say it was hard… I mean it). I remember BAWLING my eyes out because I was fasting something I held so close to my heart. I realized I honestly put this thing before God a lot of the time. And would even say sometimes I loved it more. But would I do this for God my creator? Oh, you better believe no matter how hard it could possibly be, I would do it. I may have to bawl my eyes out first, but I'm doing it for my EPIC Father in Heaven all the way. 

If you know me then you know I love all athletics, and all types of movements. I actually train kids in Parkour and Freerunning (which would be the stunts and chase scenes you would see in movies. It’s the sport behind it all). God called me to fast, all movement. Which is funny because working out and movement is not necessarily bad for you right? Well what I found out, is that I was working out instead of connecting to God, I was working out instead of dealing with my problems which... was bad. But God has so much grace for us. I didn’t really love movement more than God, but so often I would work out instead of dealing with my problems through God/Jesus. I told Him humbly and honestly just how hard this was going to be for me. I told God I would do it because I wanted to be more connected to Him. A week into the fast and God was ROCKING ME. It’s so funny how fasting can be a complete roller coaster. At some points I’m so fiery I could probably fly if I tried to, and other times I just wanna curl up into a ball and cry lol. I would let bad thoughts consume my mind, I was scared I would lose the strength I worked so hard to get. Normally when I think these thoughts I would workout or do something physical to deal with it for a bit, but I couldn’t. I promised God I would no longer root my identity in things that were unhealthy (unhealthy because it was getting in the way of God and I's relationship). I needed to root my identity in God my Father. I HAD to do this.
I remember sometime during the fast I was struggling more than the rest of the times. I told Him how weak I felt and how I needed His strength and that there was no way I could do this on my own. As I said this aloud I got a text. This text was from my friend who sent me a documentary. “Sheep Amongst Wolves” was the name of the documentary and it was about evangelism and sharing Jesus’ amazing love in the Middle East. There were all these crazy extreme stories of Jesus completely transforming these dastardly terrorists and people in moments with Jesus’ love through people. After watching this I needed to GO! Go and share God’s love for everyone everywhere! Watching this documentary awakened me to even more of God’s fire that’s always been burning within me. This documentary not only made me want to go physically evangelize but also create. Create movies, shows and music! All these dreams that have always been in my heart were coming alive in a new way! I did some research on FAI (Frontier Alliance International, the creators of Sheep Amongst Wolves) and discovered that they have an app with tons and tons of amazing free high quality content; ranging from beautifully eye opening documentaries to global Bible studies and music! I found out the next day FAI was planning to have a global Bible study and fast for two weeks (what perfect, timing from God!). They were gonna dive deep into eschatology (the study of end times) with intentions of finding Jesus in every letter of the Bible through prayer and fasting! This SOUNDED AMAZING, because I LOVE Revelation and the later chapters of Daniel in the Bible. Not only that, but I was already fasting. And the Jesus Fast was bringing me so much healing. My mind felt so made new! I could see clearly again! I felt amazing! And tuning into this in-depth Bible study fired me up even more! Right before the Bible study ended, I remember telling my Mom how cool it would be to learn under the FAI team and get mentored by their founder and president, Dalton Thomas. Dalton and this team were so passionate about intimacy and relationship with Jesus, and I loved that about them. During the Bible study I learned so much, and also got to see the hearts of the leaders of FAI and even more of who they were. The Bible study ended and I decided I would check out some of the training programs that they have.
I stumbled upon a training program called Emmaus. So out of curiosity (and the fact that I had no clue what Emmaus even meant) I researched it in the only way I knew how... google. I googled “Emmaus meaning”  (because I’m fancy like that) and found that it was a town in Israel mentioned in the New Testament gospel of “Luke”. “Luke” reported that Jesus appeared after His death and resurrection before two of His disciples while they were walking on the road to Emmaus. WHAT? My name was said twice in that meaning!? I felt like this was a sign from God but I still didn't feel totally convinced. I brought up the topic of me going to Israel to my friends and my family. Both my friends and family know I love to create in any way possible, whether that be my movement, a camera, or music. I love all things Cinematography, Photography, Parkour/Freerunning/Stunt Work, and Movie production related. Also on the top of my list of “passions” I want (and still want) to be a superhero. I used to watch a lot of Man V.S. Wild with Bear Grylls as a kid. And always told myself I was going to do even more extreme stuff with God one day and save peoples lives. One of my friends (who actually used to live in Israel) sent me $300 because he wanted to sow into my life and journey. And that right there shoved me over the tip of the iceberg. I was in it now. So I asked God what the plan was and God gave me the idea to put out this fundraiser.
The reason I feel so strongly that this is my next step and that God is moving me in this direction. Is because God shared His burning heart for the people of Israel with me. It’s Crazy to think the God of everything, literally the creator of everything shared some of His heart for Israel with me. And He wants to share His heart for many things with all of us! The God of the universe wants to be closer with us than our very cells. Now there is a roaring fire in me to go to the uttermost ends of the earth with God... God encouraged me to put this fundraiser together, so I’m giving it my best shot. Thanks for reading and being a part of my journey. I love you guys! I couldn't be more thankful.
  
Emmaus Institute of Art & Media is a 4 month Training in the Golan Heights of Israel. Where I will be trained in these various ways… 

A theology of beauty: How and why scriptures dignify art and creativity. 

Pioneering, Leadership, and Creative Access: Fostering innovative leadership literacies for the twenty-first century.

Maranatha: What the history of His cross and hope, His coming mean for your lifestyle and messaging model. 

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Anonymous

2020-05-13 20:44:41

So excited for your next journey Luke and all the plans God has for your life!!

Esther Scheele

2020-05-13 21:46:53

I love you!!! you're amazing!!

Elerick Family

2020-05-13 22:17:01

Sounds awesome! We love you!

Matthew

2020-05-13 22:19:22

Love you. Proud of this new adventure. ❤️🙏

Anonymous

2020-05-14 12:21:30

Excited for you, Luke! Go with God...

Mike Vigliano

2020-05-14 17:14:02

Praying for you and very excited for this next chapter in your life. Love you bro!

Nate

2020-05-14 20:40:05

Dude I love you man! Your passion is contagious! Keep pressing in!!!

Nate Hopkins

2020-05-17 04:45:30

Hey man! Love that the Lord is putting this on your heart. Blessings to you! Your story was encouraging, so thank you for sharing :)

Vivian

2020-05-27 05:29:08

Excited for your journey!

Lara Lee

2020-05-28 06:45:10

Thanks I was inspired reading about your journey that lead you here. It’s not a whole lot but hope it multiplies and God bless you abundantly. I pray you will reach and surpass your goal. May the Lord have his way in all ways in your direction. Oh I know your mom through e58 babies toddlers :) 😍

Senna Sumerlin

2020-06-24 21:07:21

Luke , For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 12:34 Luke רבונו של עולם אני שלך וחלומותי שלך חלום חלמתי ואיני יודע מה הוא בין שחלמתי אני לעצמי ובין שחלמו לי חבירי ובין שחלמתי על אחרים אם טובים הם חזקם ואמצם כחלומותיו של יוסף ואם צריכים רפואה רפאם כמי מרה על ידי משה רבינו וכמרים מצרעתה וכחזקיה מחליו וכמי יריחו על ידי אלישע וכשם שהפכת קללת בלעם הרשע לברכה כן הפוך כל חלומותי עלי לטובה Master of the Universe, I am Yours and my dreams are Yours, I dreamed a dream and I do not know what it is. Whether I have dreamed of myself, whether my friends have dreamed of me or whether I have dreamed of others, if the dreams are good, strengthen them and reinforce them like the dreams of Joseph. And if the dreams require healing, heal them like the bitter waters of Mara by Moses our teacher, and like Miriam from her leprosy, and like Hezekiah from his illness, and like the bitter waters of Jericho by Elisha. And just as You transformed the curse of Balaam the wicked into a blessing, so transform all of my dreams for me for the best. Love you and the Family, Take lots of photos for us!!!! Many Blessings on your trip LOOK INTO BIRTHRIGHT .. free trip to Israel offered by isreal for youth up to 25. you can go on their program you dont have to be Jewish. please look into it and know that your trip to the HOLY Land will be life changing I believe in you Luke and the call to Israel , bring me back a rock from Mesada -Sen

Anonymous

2020-07-06 20:54:00

It’s been a blessing being your friend over the years. I look forward to seeing God continue to work in your life.

Elissa

2020-07-08 03:52:38

Hi Luke, We've never met, but I wanted you to know that I loved reading your story! Your passion to be closer to God, honesty about your walk with Him and enthusiasm for His plans in your life are amazing! Praying you will see Jesus on your road to Emmaus. If you get the chance, check out One for Israel's "I met Messiah" testimonies. They're so inspiring! I can't wait to hear more about your journey with God!

Blaine and Tracey Kimball

2020-07-21 00:21:12

Praying for you, Luke!! If you have time, read Don Finto’s book “Your People Shall Be My People” before you head to Israel 😊

Josiah Dombach

2020-07-25 07:08:56

I’m praying for the journey God will take you on. Your heart for the nations is inspiring. Keep doing you and chasing God. Much love brother!

Sarah, Presley, & Oakley

2020-07-25 14:08:33

We love you Luke and have no doubt you’ll flourish is Israel.❤️

Mom

2020-07-25 15:41:22

Love you so much and wanna see those boxes filled!!! 😍

Esther Scheele

2020-07-25 22:23:20

You are amazing! And full of God!

Anonymous

2020-07-27 19:54:38

Love you ❤️Vana

Elerick family

2020-07-28 19:34:57

We miss you Luke!

Thor

2020-07-31 02:21:20

To an amazing world changer...a true super hero :)

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July 9, 2020, 3:17 am
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Wow, seriously so thankful for all of you! 

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I heard from a few people there have been issues with donating through GiveSendGo. If that's the case then you can also donate through my PayPal and Venmo

Paypal: Lukeqflanny@gmail.com
Venmo: Luke-Flanagan-5

Thank you so much for joining me in this journey! 
Im so thankful!

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To an amazing world changer...a true super hero :)

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We miss you Luke!

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Love you ❤️Vana

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You are amazing! And full of God!

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Love you so much and wanna see those boxes filled!!! 😍

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We love you Luke and have no doubt you’ll flourish is Israel.❤️

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I’m praying for the journey God will take you on. Your heart for the nations is inspiring. Keep doing you and chasing God. Much love brother!

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Praying for you, Luke!! If you have time, read Don Finto’s book “Your People Shall Be My People” before you head to Israel 😊

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Elissa

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Hi Luke, We've never met, but I wanted you to know that I loved reading your story! Your passion to be closer to God, honesty about your walk with Him and enthusiasm for His plans in your life are amazing! Praying you will see Jesus on your road to Emmaus. If you get the chance, check out One for Israel's "I met Messiah" testimonies. They're so inspiring! I can't wait to hear more about your journey with God!

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It’s been a blessing being your friend over the years. I look forward to seeing God continue to work in your life.

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Luke , For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 12:34 Luke רבונו של עולם אני שלך וחלומותי שלך חלום חלמתי ואיני יודע מה הוא בין שחלמתי אני לעצמי ובין שחלמו לי חבירי ובין שחלמתי על אחרים אם טובים הם חזקם ואמצם כחלומותיו של יוסף ואם צריכים רפואה רפאם כמי מרה על ידי משה רבינו וכמרים מצרעתה וכחזקיה מחליו וכמי יריחו על ידי אלישע וכשם שהפכת קללת בלעם הרשע לברכה כן הפוך כל חלומותי עלי לטובה Master of the Universe, I am Yours and my dreams are Yours, I dreamed a dream and I do not know what it is. Whether I have dreamed of myself, whether my friends have dreamed of me or whether I have dreamed of others, if the dreams are good, strengthen them and reinforce them like the dreams of Joseph. And if the dreams require healing, heal them like the bitter waters of Mara by Moses our teacher, and like Miriam from her leprosy, and like Hezekiah from his illness, and like the bitter waters of Jericho by Elisha. And just as You transformed the curse of Balaam the wicked into a blessing, so transform all of my dreams for me for the best. Love you and the Family, Take lots of photos for us!!!! Many Blessings on your trip LOOK INTO BIRTHRIGHT .. free trip to Israel offered by isreal for youth up to 25. you can go on their program you dont have to be Jewish. please look into it and know that your trip to the HOLY Land will be life changing I believe in you Luke and the call to Israel , bring me back a rock from Mesada -Sen

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Lara Lee

67 days ago

Thanks I was inspired reading about your journey that lead you here. It’s not a whole lot but hope it multiplies and God bless you abundantly. I pray you will reach and surpass your goal. May the Lord have his way in all ways in your direction. Oh I know your mom through e58 babies toddlers :) 😍

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Excited for your journey!

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Nate Hopkins

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Hey man! Love that the Lord is putting this on your heart. Blessings to you! Your story was encouraging, so thank you for sharing :)

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Dude I love you man! Your passion is contagious! Keep pressing in!!!

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Mike Vigliano

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Praying for you and very excited for this next chapter in your life. Love you bro!

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Anonymous Donor

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Excited for you, Luke! Go with God...

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Love you. Proud of this new adventure. ❤️🙏

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Sounds awesome! We love you!

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I love you!!! you're amazing!!

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So excited for your next journey Luke and all the plans God has for your life!!
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