Hello friends and family! My name is Isaiah Zetterberg and I am a missionary with YWAM Kona!
From a very young age I remember my mom saying she can see me doing missions, I never dreamed in my early twenties that I would be leading a trekking team to unreached villages in the Himalayas! The Lord over the past year has caused my heart to burn for His people that don’t know His name, for His bride in the uttermost parts of the earth in which Jesus suffered so they can know Him. I believe the greatest injustice being done to the human race are those who are dying without even hearing the message of the gospel. Romans 10:14-15 says, “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” The cry of my heart before the Lord is here am I, send me, use me for your glory! Jesus confirms in Matthew 9 that the harvest is ready but the laborers are few! The harvest is ready in every village and every hut in the Himalayas! The Lord is so ready to reveal himself as the one and true living God who has not forgotten about them! He wants to to tell them that He is not a far off angry God but is as close as the mention of His name and crowns them with mercy and steadfast love!
In revelation 7 John goes into a vision of heaven and he see’s a great multitude of people from every tribe, tongue, and nation on earth holding palm branches and crying out with at loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” With your help we can see the Nepali bride represented before the throne worshiping Jesus as their savior! I am reaching out to you because I would like to invite you into partnership to commission and send me to Nepal!
There are many parts in the body of Christ and without one another we wouldn’t be able to accomplish the work in which Christ has called us to do which is found in Mathew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Some are called to go and some are called to do the sending!
For those who don’t know I have been apart of the biggest missions sending schools based out of Kona called YWAM! In September of 2021 I was a student in the fire and fragrance discipleship training school. This is a six month school composed of three months where you are trained and equipped in everything that pertains to being a disciple and follower of Christ, and to have a constant growing relationship with Him! We are trained in evangelism, calling and activating young people into missions, and trained how to run mini disciple training schools in the nations. The last three months is the outreach portion of the school where you go the nations of the earth proclaiming Jesus name, raising up disciples, healing the sick, and serving and loving the lost! In my DTS (discipleship training school) I got the privilege to student co-lead a team of 13 to Uganda Africa! The Lord showed me how vast His love is, it has no end and it never will! As a team we saw the love and forgiveness of Jesus break into some of the hardest and darkest hearts. I saw witchdoctors give their life to Jesus, destroy their witchcraft, and see their families saved and restored! We saw the paralyzed walk, the oppressed delivered and over three thousand people give their life to Jesus! We got to put on gospel crusades in local villages, teach the churches the importance of discipleship and community, and lots of evangelism! He is the same yesterday and forever and after seeing what I’ve seen I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else! It’s my joy to lay down my life and my dreams to accomplish His dreams and I believe the Lord wants to do even more in Nepal! My time in Uganda has fanned into flame the desire to do missions with my life and I want to dedicate the next years of my life to seeing the completion of the great commission!
I have been back in Kona since July of this year where we went through staff training to lead this years DTS! I am currently living with and discipling a room of 10 guys and seeing them rapidly grow in their love for Jesus and seeing them set free from every lie or stronghold that has withheld them from walking in full freedom and confidence in their identity in Christ. I’ve gotten the honor to be involved with the worship team here as well as lead prayer and intercession sets for the nations we are going to! I am in such anticipation for what Jesus is wanting to do in the nations!
Practically as a full time missionary that does not have time to work a second job, I need money for housing, food, plane tickets, the proper trekking gear I need to survive the Himalayan winter, and lots of bibles we will be bringing to villages! In order to do everything the Lord is calling me to do my goal is to raise $ 2,500 dollars a month and I can’t do this without you! With your help we can begin to eliminate the term “unreached” in the Himalayas and continue to activate and call youth and young adults into missions!
I would like to ask if you would pray and ask the Lord what He would have you give! If you cannot give at this time prayer would be so appreciated! Thank you so much for taking time to read what the Lord is doing in my life and I pray that the Lord blesses you in your decision!