Hello loved ones,
I am raising money to do a Discipleship Training School in Nordland, Norway for 6 months. At this school, I will learn more about the Bible, how it comes to life, how to apply it, and how to build a strong community. During this time, I will be breaking down some of my old strongholds and learning how to live freely in my identity in Christ. As I learn more about Christ's love and what the gospel really means, I will be sharing this with the community around me. I will be going on local outreaches, working in the local churches, and doing some missions work. The missions work includes helping build and paint houses, getting local teens and youths off of the streets, working in nursing homes, and spreading the gospel to this country.
I personally believe Norway needs to hear the gospel and here's why I think that. In America, we are very individualistic and pretty materialistic as well. As the Bible says, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God" (Mark 10:25). Sometimes, when we don't feel like we're "in need," we don't really search for something like a Savior. We live in a routine life and "want" more things or to fulfill our lives with the next best thing. It is definitely hard not to get swept up in that culture, especially in LA. My heart is to be able to break down that wall and testify that we still need a Savior and that our lives will be more fulfilled with Him. Similar to America, Norway isn't necessarily what you think of when you think of missions. They are not an underdeveloped country with babies with pot bellies. You don't necessarily think of riots and chaos when you think of Norway. However, they have a cold cultured country. They are not necessarily, as a whole, in physical or materialistic need. That is why I think this area will be the hardest to share the gospel. They are not in need to where they are hoping for a Savior or for someone to save them from their physical needs. They are a culture that doesn't think they need Christ or other people. As I was praying for God to send me somewhere, I heard the words "Nordland" and it's been confirmed ever since. I've been praying as to why and I firmly believe that I can break down some walls, build relationships, and truly share what it means to be loved and fulfilled by God. As I learn side by side with teammates on how to spread the gospel in Norway, I plan to take all of that with me when I come back home and continue to share His word here in the States.
Thank you for partnering with me in this journey! May God multiply your givings and pour blessings on you for your generosity.