Hello! I am so excited to share with you what the Lord is doing next in my life!
In May of 2023 I completed my first year of City First Leadership College (CFLC) in Rockford, IL. Over the last year, God did so many incredible things in and through me. I got to minister to students and be an essential leader in their lives. I got to serve the people in my church, go on mission trips, such as a relief trip for the people affected by hurricane Ian, and individuals in the community of Rockford. My relationship with God grew tremendously and it was a joy to grow into the person that God has called me to be. I know I still have more growing to do, and I am so ready for it.
When I was coming to the end of my year at CFLC I had a really big decision to make about what my next steps were. I did a lot of praying and I know God has called me to pursue my passion of missions. God planted a seed of missions into my heart over the course of the last few years as I had amazing opportunities to serve in places like El Salvador, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Cape Coral, Florida. The call I am feeling on my heart is to go out into all the world and tell the story of the Gospel. I am so passionate about the life change of intentionally connecting with people who may not know the love of Jesus.
Because of this decision I will be attending YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in Kona, HI. I will be studying the Bible, learning skills for the mission field, and exploring passions that God has given me. I will spend 3 months in Kona preparing to be sent out into the mission field. After those 3 months I will be sent out to a nation, where I will minister to the people there and be the hands and feet of Jesus.
Between finishing CFLC and leaving for YWAM in January 2024, I have been in a season of preparation, in which I am furthering my knowledge of the Bible, pressing in to obedience with the Lord, and working a job that He generously provided. I am still currently a leader at City First Youth, and I am really diving into where God has me placed right now. God told me, "Be patient and dwell" and I believe that I am doing just that.
I feel immense peace over my decision to go to Kona and I believe that God needs me there and He is going to bring change into the world through me.
For this to all be possible, I am praying for a support team and I believe that every one of you will be an essential piece on that team. First and foremost, I am asking for prayer. Prayer over Kona as all of us students get ready to go into the mission field. Prayer over safety of my team, all the others, and of the nations. Prayer over the words that are spoken and the connections that are made, would they be life giving and Jesus filled. Anything that you can imagine that may need prayer over, I am going to need it.
Secondly, I am going to need financial help. My goal is to reach $4,000. This may seem like a lot but I believe that God will provide. This is the amount required for student outreach and does not include student lecture, travel fees or cost of living. If I am fully funded by December, I will be able to work to pay my student tuition and not have to worry about travel costs or the outreach portion while in Kona.
I am so excited to invite you onto my support team. My goal is to build a team that also has a passion to see the unreached, reached, and want to partner both financially and through prayer. How much you contribute is dependent upon you— pray about it, consult your spouse, or your budget. I want to make sure this is sustainable for you. Your partnership is biblical, and it should bless you as it does me!
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38
I am tremendously grateful for you! You are enabling me to serve the Lord and follow the passions that the Lord has set over my life!
I am so honored that this is where God called me to be!