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I just graduated from high school this past June. As my senior year was approaching, I found myself beginning to get anxious about my future. Fortunately, my parents and godly mentors encouraged me to look for some options that would allow me to grow in my faith and seek God's guidance for what may be next in my life. Together, we found Youth with a Mission (YWAM) - an organization committed to helping youth "know God and make Him known" through Discipleship Training Schools (DTS) and outreach programs all over the world. After researching and applying to various options, YWAM Bergen has accepted me into the January - June 2018 DTS!

I started my relationship with Jesus when I was a little boy and have been a part of an amazing church family that has helped me grow in living out what it means to be a Christ follower. From the moment I've been allowed, I've been a part of an Impact TEAM or two. From serving on my teams, to being an active participant in age-appropriate worship and bible study experiences, I have discovered that my relationship with Jesus is not just something to do while I'm at church. I've learned that while there are ups and downs and times when my decisions may not line up with God's best for me, my relationship with Him isn't a compartmentalized part of my life. It has been woven into every area. I can hardly wait to see how God uses my time at Impact Society DTS to continue shaping my faith and discover how to influence others effectively. 

Bergen is the second biggest city in Norway, with a population of close to 280,000. The city is historically a center for trade and cultural meetings between Norway and the rest of Europe. Bergen also has a central part in Norwegian missions history, and many have gone into missions from here. Today the city is an important university location and a place where the future is being shaped.

I will be part of a Jesus centered, network-based, international community in the city. Together, we will equip each other to live as disciples of Jesus in all areas of life; in our family, at work, in church, in missions. As a student at Impact Society DTS, I will be living in a collective with close connections to the Norwegian student population in Bergen. The DTS is set up in two phases, lecture and outreach. I don't have a lot of details regarding the outreach phase yet, but I do know we will be putting our lecture phase into practice. I will update as I learn more! 

I appreciate your partnership in prayer over the next several months. I know that this will be a continuation of experiencing God's plan for my life. This opportunity also has a financial obligation that I need to meet to participate. This seems daunting to me and sometimes makes me wonder if I should even attempt getting to Bergen. But just as those doubts begin, I am reminded that my pursuit of Jesus has led me to this point. He has placed leadership skills within me, he's set a passion inside me to help others know who He is, and I am confident that He will continue the work He has started. 

There's a scripture in Psalm 37 that has become very meaningful to me during this season. Verse 5 says this: "Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you." I believe one of the ways that He will help make this opportunity a reality is through the generosity of others. If you are able, I am so grateful for your willingness to be a part of the mission before me to "know God and make Him known." 

Jeannette Fussell

2017-12-13 15:09:43

Happy Belated Birthday! The Fussell family will be praying for you as you serve the Lord & allow Him to work through you. God Bless!

Kaitlin Brooke Lamont

2017-12-13 03:25:34

Praying that God does big things through and in you on this trip!

Laura A Johnson

2017-12-06 18:36:12

Happy birthday

Debra L Ward

2017-12-06 01:52:08

Happy birthday Spencer

Jennifer Terrance

2017-12-05 21:41:06

The Terrance family is praying for you������ Go do awesome God things! Happy Birthday.

Sarah Mordica

2017-12-05 17:51:46

Happy Birthday, Spencer. Do big things! -The Mordicas

David Miller

2017-12-05 16:39:42

Have a great trip Spencer!!! You will do amazing things!! Also, happy birthday!!

Jennifer S Akers

2017-12-05 15:37:54

Happy Birthday Spencer!!!

James Stuart

2017-12-05 14:30:53

Happy birthday!

andrea may

2017-12-05 14:14:50

You're in our prayers!

Molly Harrison

2017-12-01 17:36:11

Praying for you, always!

Jennifer s akers

2017-11-22 13:05:46

Best of luck Spencer! From the Akers family

Rita D. Andetson

2017-11-22 02:23:00

Spence, continue to commit your way to the Lord and He will direct your path! Love you more than words could ever say! I’m so proud of the young man you have become! Love you, MorMor

Kim M. Koch

2017-11-22 01:54:11

God Bless and keep you Spence as you continue on your journey to seek Him and be the hands and feet of Jesus. I love you! G-Grandma Kim

Tara Dunlow

2017-11-21 22:15:18

We are so excited for you Spence!! We can’t wait to hear about all of the wonderful things God does in you and through you with this experience!! We love you bunches!!

Anonymous

2017-11-15 16:02:52

Love you Spenny! God will do great things in and through you! Love, Auntie Linds and Uncle Pope

Jane K. Orr

2017-11-11 15:44:43

God bless you & help you to be a blessing to many!

Theresa Smith Angelillo

2017-10-30 13:22:36

Spencer, we have been so blessed to have you in our community as a role model for our boys. We are praying for you and have no doubt of the blessings and success ahead for you.

Jaimee A Hager

2017-10-20 13:46:29

Awesome opportunity! The Hager’s will be praying for you the whole way!

Anonymous

2017-10-20 12:13:51

So excited to see the impact you will have for the kingdom! Will be praying!!

ANNETTE BUTTERY

2017-10-11 13:34:09

May the Lord bless and keep you, smile upon you and show you His special favor.

Deborah L Johnson

2017-10-04 00:42:33

Proud of you Spence!������

Michael J Ragsdale

2017-10-02 00:36:49

Wow Spencer- this is great and what an opportunity for Jesus. We will pray for you and can't wait to hear how God uses you and what He has in store for you. Soooo exciting!

Jesse Grindeland

2017-10-01 20:53:33

So excited to see what you have in front of you Spencer. Gud velsigne

Dustin T Holliday

2017-10-01 19:24:47

Great decision hermano! We know lots of Ywam'ers! Will be a life changing time

Karrieanne Keenan

2017-10-01 19:05:58

Spense, we are so excited for you to have this opportunity to show others the love of Christ. Thank you for being such an awesome example of what it looks like follow God's calling. God bless your journey!!

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$100

Jeannette Fussell

1 day(s), 11 hr 16 min ago

Happy Belated Birthday! The Fussell family will be praying for you as you serve the Lord & allow Him to work through you. God Bless!

$75

Brian obal

1 day(s), 18 hr 48 min ago


$50

Kaitlin Brooke Lamont

1 day(s), 23 hr 0 min ago

Praying that God does big things through and in you on this trip!

$20

Laura A Johnson

8 day(s), 07 hr 49 min ago

Happy birthday

$25

Debra L Ward

9 day(s), 00 hr 33 min ago

Happy birthday Spencer

$50

Nathan Stahr

9 day(s), 02 hr 49 min ago


$20

Jennifer Terrance

9 day(s), 04 hr 44 min ago

The Terrance family is praying for you������ Go do awesome God things! Happy Birthday.

$50

Sarah Mordica

9 day(s), 08 hr 34 min ago

Happy Birthday, Spencer. Do big things! -The Mordicas

$100

David Miller

9 day(s), 09 hr 46 min ago

Have a great trip Spencer!!! You will do amazing things!! Also, happy birthday!!

$25

Jennifer S Akers

9 day(s), 10 hr 48 min ago

Happy Birthday Spencer!!!

$40

James Stuart

9 day(s), 11 hr 55 min ago

Happy birthday!

$50

andrea may

9 day(s), 12 hr 11 min ago

You're in our prayers!

$100

Molly Harrison

13 day(s), 08 hr 49 min ago

Praying for you, always!

$100

Jennifer s akers

22 day(s), 13 hr 20 min ago

Best of luck Spencer! From the Akers family

$200

Rita D. Andetson

23 day(s), 00 hr 2 min ago

Spence, continue to commit your way to the Lord and He will direct your path! Love you more than words could ever say! I’m so proud of the young man you have become! Love you, MorMor

$100

Kim M. Koch

23 day(s), 00 hr 31 min ago

God Bless and keep you Spence as you continue on your journey to seek Him and be the hands and feet of Jesus. I love you! G-Grandma Kim

$200

Tara Dunlow

23 day(s), 04 hr 10 min ago

We are so excited for you Spence!! We can’t wait to hear about all of the wonderful things God does in you and through you with this experience!! We love you bunches!!

$100

Anonymous Donor

29 day(s), 10 hr 23 min ago

Love you Spenny! God will do great things in and through you! Love, Auntie Linds and Uncle Pope

$50

Jane K. Orr

33 day(s), 10 hr 41 min ago

God bless you & help you to be a blessing to many!

$50

Amanda Burbage

34 day(s), 05 hr 17 min ago


$50

Theresa Smith Angelillo

45 day(s), 12 hr 3 min ago

Spencer, we have been so blessed to have you in our community as a role model for our boys. We are praying for you and have no doubt of the blessings and success ahead for you.

$50

Jaimee A Hager

55 day(s), 11 hr 39 min ago

Awesome opportunity! The Hager’s will be praying for you the whole way!

$330

Anonymous Donor

55 day(s), 13 hr 12 min ago

So excited to see the impact you will have for the kingdom! Will be praying!!

$500

ANNETTE BUTTERY

64 day(s), 11 hr 51 min ago

May the Lord bless and keep you, smile upon you and show you His special favor.

$100

Deborah L Johnson

72 day(s), 00 hr 43 min ago

Proud of you Spence!������

$50

Michael J Ragsdale

74 day(s), 00 hr 49 min ago

Wow Spencer- this is great and what an opportunity for Jesus. We will pray for you and can't wait to hear how God uses you and what He has in store for you. Soooo exciting!

$1500

Jesse Grindeland

74 day(s), 04 hr 32 min ago

So excited to see what you have in front of you Spencer. Gud velsigne

$100

Dustin T Holliday

74 day(s), 06 hr 1 min ago

Great decision hermano! We know lots of Ywam'ers! Will be a life changing time

$350

Karrieanne Keenan

74 day(s), 06 hr 19 min ago

Spense, we are so excited for you to have this opportunity to show others the love of Christ. Thank you for being such an awesome example of what it looks like follow God's calling. God bless your journey!!

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