My name is Grayson Allen.
I’m 17 years old and a senior in high school. I have a deep passion for missions and filmmaking. I have been blessed to grow up in a family that has a heart for spreading God’s love to the lost. Through my church (Elevation Church) and my soccer club (the Charlotte Eagles), I have been a part of 4 short term mission trips, starting at age 8. During the trips to Central and South America and Africa, I have witnessed the power of the Gospel and seen the love of God transform lives. Looking back, those trips were the most eye opening and impactful adventures I have experienced. I always came home with a newfound sense of faith, hope, and passion.
Now as I am preparing to leave the house and head to Liberty University next fall, the Lord has been preparing me for an extra adventure. Thanks to online school and dual enrollment classes, I have the opportunity to graduate high school this December with many college credits under my belt. This means that my entire spring semester is open!
Over the last 7-8 months, I kept hearing about Circuit Riders, a YWAM (Youth With A Mission) ministry. After my older brother attended a Circuit Riders event at Wheaton College, he encouraged me to attend the Circuit Riders worship night in Charlotte. Not only did the Lord show up in that moment, but I also learned more about the Circuit Riders Discipleship Training School (DTS). I even learned that they offer a “media” track. God was stirring my heart! After cool God-connections, many conversations and lots of prayer, I applied to Circuit Riders and was accepted into their January 2024 DTS class.
Circuit Riders is a mission and training community that shares the love of Jesus with the next generation. Their mission is to save the lost, revive the saved and train them all.
I will be moving to Huntington Beach, CA, living in their community housing and participating in their 5-month training school. This school is designed to build my relationship with Jesus, develop me as a leader, and send me as a missionary. As a media track student, I will also be trained to use media and visual communication skills to reach my generation with the gospel. I will spend three months in the lecture phase and the other months traveling in outreach. For the outreach portion of my time with Circuit Riders, I need to raise $4200.
I believe this is an amazing opportunity and a wide-open door! I would be honored if you would prayerfully consider partnering with me in prayer and/or financially in this calling! I’m excited to learn more about sharing the love of God and walking in my calling to create to honor the Creator.
“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” (Romans 12:11)
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