Hello my name is Seth!
For the last 2 months I have been on base at YWAM Kona (University of the Nations) spending time learning about God and how to pursue Him. This time has been an amazing period of spiritual growth for me as an emerging adult learning to share my faith. In one month I will be embarking on an 11 week outreach trip to California and South Korea. This trip will take me to Korean-American communities and youth in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. Our goal in these communities, as well as in mainland South Korea, is to establish relationships and to help bring God’s hope to their hearts.
You may be wondering why Korean youth need to hear of hope so urgently. Here are a few pressing reasons.
Korean Youth currently have:
* The highest suicide rate among teens and young adults in the world.
* The highest plastic surgery rate in all the world.
* The lowest birth rate in the world.
* Korean fathers spend an average of just 17 minutes a week with their kids.
I am excited and motivated to share the goodness of God. I feel that God is calling me to fully embrace this opportunity and serve the Korean youth. I hope that my age will allow me to connect to them on a more personal level so that I can speak life into their lives.
So how can you help? I am asking for prayer, encouragement and financial support as I prepare to pursue God, bringing much needed hope to Korean youth.
Prayer for our team and Korean youth:
I ask that you pray for our team as we prepare to embark. We have a team of 8 people traveling and logistics can be challenging when moving from city to city, as well as nation to nation. Currently our housing budget while traveling through California is $0. In other words, we will have to rely on the goodness of God and pray that he provides us with places to sleep; so please pray for that provision. I also ask that you pray for the youth we are going to meet. Pray that God would bring them peace and that his love would rescue them from suffering, insecurity and depression.
Please pray for me as I prepare to embark on this mission. I often feel somewhat out of place in our DTS because I do not speak Korean like the majority of students and staff. I ask that you would pray that God will speak through me and use me to do his work however He sees fit. Finally, I ask that you would pray for God to give me sustained energy and love for the people we are going out to meet. Thank you!
The total cost for outreach will be approximately $6,500 dollars. I have currently committed $1,000 of my own savings to this endeavor. I would greatly appreciate any amount of support you may feel called to contribute.
Over the course of outreach I will be sending out short email-style newsletters accompanied by photos of the lives we will partner to impact. If you would like to receive these emails please let me know. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and your consideration of support for me as I pursue God’s calling for my life further.
Additionally if you would like to find out more about my experience or would like support me in ways other that what I’ve listed, please reach out to me directly at this email:
Please feel free to share this email with anyone you believe might be interested in hearing about my experience or supporting me! Thank you for your prayers! I am extremely excited for what God has in store for our team these next four months!