Dear family + friends,
I hope you are having a great week!
This Fall, I have an exciting opportunity to be a part of a leadership training called CR Experience! I would love to invite you to prayerfully consider help in sending me to this training! As most of you know, I spent three months in Kona, Hawaii last summer volunteering with Youth With A Mission (YWAM). What was supposed to be a six-week trip ended up being a wild journey with Jesus for three months. Five days before I was supposed to head home back to Minnesota, the Lord kept pressing on my heart and everyone around me that I was supposed to stay another month. With less than $200 in my bank account and needing more support to stay longer, God provided for all my needs, including housing, $1000 gift and my flight changed in a matter of two days.
You are probably wondering, “Why on earth did you stay longer?”
I stayed because another non-profit organization called Circuit Riders was coming to the Kona base to host their biggest month-long of training and equipping God’s people to know him and to make him known through a three-week training school called 21 Projects. I had no idea who the Circuit Riders were and I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But we all know, God never stops when he’s after his plans for us. The next three weeks of the training school that I attended was the best three weeks of my life. I was able to see and experience God deeper than ever before. Watch him heal and redeem his followers. I was able to use my skills in photography and videography and help the media team in the Media track. It’s impossible to try to find the words for what I went through. It makes me get so emotional whenever I talk about. God just never stopped coming after me.
What’s even better, because I answered God’s call to stay in Kona, I got to use my talent for photography and videography to put together promotional pieces for the Circuit Riders website, other campaigns for 2018 and prepping for 21 Projects for the summer of 2018. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would be able to do missions and photography hand-in-hand. It was such a dream.
CR Experience is a 7-month training in Huntington Beach, California, with Circuit Riders and Youth With A Mission (YWAM).
This training brings together entrepreneurs, evangelists, student leaders, missionaries, musicians, and artists to work on innovative projects to reach America with the love and gospel of Jesus (www.CRMovement.com/cr-experience).
We specifically focus during this time on reaching the campuses of America. We will be doing a 3-month outreach at the end of this time, where we tour major universities across America and host gospel events.
The CR Experience is also a certified DTS (Discipleship Training School) which will open the door for me to work with YWAM anywhere in the world, if I choose to do so later down the line.
CR EXPERIENCE IS ABOUT MAKING JESUS FAMOUS
IN OUR GENERATION
This 6-month training will equip me with the following skill sets:
• Learn to walk in a life of deep personal devotion and discipline
• Learn to become a confident and impactful communicator in a variety of settings
• Learn how to disciple a new believer in the ways of Jesus
• Learn to walk a believer into freedom through the power of repentance
• Learn how to effectively share the gospel in a variety of ways
• Learn to plan and implement gatherings on university campuses
To get to this training, I need your help! I am raising $9,000, which includes tuition, housing, & outreach costs for our evangelistic tour across universities!
If you would like to help make this happen, there are a couple of ways that you can give:
1. Mail a check to:
9050 Canby Ct
Northfield, MN 55057
2. Give online at give-send-go:
Thank you so much! Feel free to contact me at
if you have any questions.