WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
The total cost for our 2-month international outreach as a family is $15,000. We are so thankful to our generous friends and donors who have given funds already. As of December 12 we are still in need of $8,000 to fully fund our outreach. Our outreach schedule includes feeding the hungry in San Luis, Mexico, ministering to refugees in Athens, Greece, serving elderly holocaust survivors in Israel, and more. We are so excited to partner with you and be on mission as a family. Would you like to join our support team? We need your support. You can be a part of this effort to serve people in great need.
OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME!
From YWAM United: Most refugees in Greece are from war-torn nations like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. These nations are all on the Open Doors World Watch List, which is a ranking of the top 50 countries where Christians face the most severe persecution for their faith. These nations are labeled closed to the Gospel. But, now, hundreds of thousands of these individuals are seeking refuge in Greece, a nation open to the Gospel — perhaps one of the greatest missions opportunities we’ve ever seen for unreached people groups. YWAM United’s Outreach to Greece will provide opportunities for evangelism, mercy ministry and training. Join us, as we are hands and feet of Jesus to a hurting people, forever changing the lives of those who have fled their homes in fear of death.
We will be distributing Gleanings For The Hungry food in northern Mexico in early January. We will be joining with a partner ministry of Gleanings to help assist them in their long term efforts to love and serve the needy. Part of our mission for this DTS is to come alongside and encourage ministry friends and partners who are distributing Gleanings food.
Our team will arrive in Greece in mid-January to love and serve refugees from war-torn countries in the Middle East. We will be joining with hundreds of YWAM teams from across California and the US for collaborative ministry effort called YWAM United. Our goal is to help wherever we are needed within the dedicated long term ministries and churches serving refugees in Greece.
Our team will spend the month of February in Israel joining with other ministry partners of Gleanings For The Hungry. We will be working with organizations in their efforts to feed hungry and minister to refugees in Israel. We will also have the privilege of serving some of the last living Holocaust survivors who have returned Israel.
DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING SCHOOL DTS
Since September 2017 Chelsea and I have been in fully immersed in a Discipleship Training School (DTS) at Gleanings for the Hungry. The DTS is a full-time, five-month adventure in getting to know God better, and making God known in the nations. The program consists of two parts: the lecture phase, and the outreach phase.
The twelve-week lecture phase focuses on knowing God intimately by covering subjects such as: The Father Heart of God, The Character and Nature of God, Spiritual Authority, Hearing the Voice of God, Inner Healing, Spiritual Warfare, The Fear of the Lord, Missions and Evangelism, Relationships and much more!
The eight-week outreach phase gives us the opportunity to make God known as we travel to other countries, and put into practice all that we've learned throughout the lecture phase. Gleanings for the Hungry will ship a container of food, produced at our location, to the outreach nation, which we will get to share with the people we encounter there, along with the good news of a good God who loves them beyond their wildest imaginations!
PARTNER WITH OUR FAMILY
We are excited to be on mission as a family of seven! We are having a great time serving at Gleanings For The Hungry together and we know that God give us many opportunities to grow as we go on our international outreach in 2018. It is so encouraging to meet other missionary families within the YWAM community who have committed to serve the Lord as a family unit. Pray for us!