Hello from Duncan and Kelsey!
What are we doing?
In January we will be moving to New Zealand for 5 months to complete a DTS with the organization Youth With A Mission (YWAM). YWAM is a global Christian missionary organization that equips young people (in particular) to know God and to be able to share about Him all over the world. DTS stands for Discipleship Training School and we will complete around 3 months of lectures and training before embarking on 2 months of outreach to a partner organization in a surrounding nation.
Why the move all of a sudden?
The past few years have been a mix of dealing with unemployment, lockdowns, retraining as a teacher and a health scare. Through all this both of us have been stirring and seeking God for direction on our future. We believe this is the next step for us in our walk with God and you can hear more about it in the video which shares a bit more of our story!
Would you consider supporting us?
We are maxing out our savings and doing what we can to generate extra income – this is a huge investment in our future and know that we can’t do this on our own but are trusting that God is in this and will provide! We have already seen amazing answers to prayer when buying our flights (see video)!
Donations are going directly towards the fees required by the school and for our travel to our outreach nation. Our total goal is approx. £12,000, but we will need our first deposit of ~£1500 by the first week of January, and the rest of our lecture fees by the 22nd January. We will then need to pay the first installment of outreach fees by week 3 of the training phase, and the remaining outreach fees by week 9.
We are doing this to invest and grow in our relationship with God in order to be used by Him and reach others in the process. So we would also ask you to join us in praying for:
- Both of us to grow in our relationship with Jesus over the 5 months.
- For those we will meet, teach and serve over the 5 months to know Jesus too.
- For discernment on what our next steps are after returning home.
If you are able to support us with a financial gift we would be so grateful and you can do that through this page.
If you've managed to read this far - THANK YOU! We are so thankful and blessed to have so many people around us who support and love us, please don't hesitate to contact either of us to hear more, we'd love to chat!
Duncan and Kelsey