Hi, loved ones!!
My name is Ashley :) and I wanted to share a bit of what this next season of my life is going to look like. Before I do, let me tell you a little bit about me and what God has been putting on my heart.
My faith has been such an important part of my life, especially since I’ve grown up in the church. Growing up, I was taught about God and I would hear how awesome it was to be in His presence, but I never fully understood what that meant until I experienced it for myself when I was 14 years old.
For most of my life, I’ve struggled with my identity and finding my place in this world, I lived my life trying to fit in somewhere, but it drained me. I felt so alone, purposeless, and unseen. When I decided to fully surrender to God and His purpose for my life, I was able to realize that like John 17:14 says: I am not of this world but I have been put here to fulfill a greater purpose. letting go of my own desires and expectations of life, and living for Him. I’ve found an everlasting hope that has filled me with joy in a way I couldn’t have imagined before.
During my final year of high school, I was met with confusion as to where my life would go from then on out. There were a million things I wanted to achieve, but nothing sat right with me. So I prayed, I prayed even while the feeling of urgency was huddled over me, and faithfully trusted God, laying everything into His hands and waiting on His timing. Now I stand here, knowing who I am in His eyes. He has called me messenger, He has called me to the nations, He has called me daughter. My heart is so full of gratitude towards everything that He has done, and all I want to do is obey. I want to go where He tells me to go.
As I was praying for guidance, I asked God to lead me to a place where I could grow in my faith with others and simultaneously fulfill the great commission (Mathew 28). My answered prayer has been Circuit Riders. Circuit Riders is devoted to bringing the love and hope of Jesus to this world, no matter the cost. They are a movement of lovers of Jesus, dedicated to presenting the simple gospel to our peers, praying for the lost and broken, and equipping/training young people to go out, fulfilling the Great Commission throughout the world. The CR Experience is a 7 month Discipleship Training School. This school is affiliated with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) and it’s is run through the ministry of Circuit Riders. During my time with CR, I will spend 3 months in Huntington Beach, California for our lecture phase and another 4 months on global outreach. This outreach is called Carry The Love, where we will hold evangelistic events, evangelism trainings, lead small groups and serve local communities across America and Europe.
This being said, I would love and feel extremely honored if you would prayerfully consider supporting me through this process.
Here are some ways you can support me.
1. Prayer: Keep me in your prayers, that God may guide my steps, protect me, and open doors for His work to be done. Your prayers have immeasurable power.
2. Financial Support: While I understand that not everyone can contribute financially, any amount you can spare would be a tremendous help in covering travel, accommodations, and supply expenses.
3. Words of Encouragement: Your thoughtful words and messages of encouragement will fill me with strength and motivation during my time away.
4. Spreading the Word: If you know someone who might be interested in supporting this cause, please feel free to share this letter with them.
I genuinely believe that together, we can make a difference and be a vessel of God's love and compassion to those in need. The impact of this mission goes beyond physical projects; it extends to touching hearts, transforming lives, and spreading the message of hope.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Your support means more than words can express, and I am forever grateful for you.