Saturday, March 29, 2008

My Crazy Adventure

March 28, 2008
Dear Family and Friends,
As many of you may already know, for the last year and a half I have had the opportunity to work for my church on staff. My church has had a great relationship with YWAM for quite some time and the leaders of 'YWAM-Europe' have requested that we send over some teams to teach, pray and network with various YWAM bases across Europe. Staring in April, I will have a new opportunity; to go to Europe for two months on behalf of my church and Youth With a Mission (YWAM).

For those of you who are not familiar with YWAM, here is a blurb from their website:'Youth With A Mission is an international movement of Christians from many denominations dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced 'WHY-wham'), our calling is to know God and to make Him known. Back when we began in 1960, our main focus was to get youth into short-term mission work and to give them opportunities to reach out in Jesus' name. Today, we still focus on youth, and we also involve people of almost every age (even many people who choose to spend their 'retirement' in active service). Our many ministries fit into three main categories: evangelism, training and mercy ministry. We are currently operating in more than 1000 locations in over 149 countries, with a staff of nearly 16,000.'

Obviously, this opportunity is one that is once in a lifetime and I am eager to go. I have been working the last few months to figure out a way to go without having to ask anyone for support. I have been able to find ways to help support me financially. Unfortunately, the amount I have been given is just not quite enough to cover all of my expenses while gone. I am in need of about $1000 at this time to cover some bills at home (as I won't be able to work while gone) as well as some traveling expenses.

I am asking you to to pray about whether you would consider helping me in one of two ways, either through supporting me financially, or in prayer. Obviously any amount you would give would be greatly appreciated, but what I covet most is your prayer support. Please let me know if you would like to receive updates on what I am doing while I am gone to know how to be praying, and I will gladly do so!

If do decide to support me financially, please make all checks payable to me and send them to either, 1414 S. Adams St. Tacoma, WA 98405 or to 907 W Main St. Puyallup, WA 98371 Thank you SO MUCH, and I look forward to seeing all that the Lord will do through this!