The past two years I have been involved in Youth With A Mission, Boston and have attended their Discipleship Training school (DTS), Discipleship Bible School (DBS), and staffed the last DBS. It has definitely not been a perfectly smooth ride through choosing to do these deeply influential schools, and before I did them I made the decision in my head that I would just attend the schools and then go back to living a "normal" life. I know that not everyone sees "normal" the same, but for me, working a job part time while going to college seemed like the "thing to do". It's what everyone does in their 20s right? Well not everyone. Now, I'm not saying by any means going to college and working a part time job is wrong at all, I just knew that if I went and did those things I wouldn't be fully walking out in God's call for me. Now "God's Call" is also a pretty difficult topic to talk about because it can be looked at differently by different people. But I see it as the feeling, the inside knowing you have when you're thriving in something so much that 1. you can't explain how right and close to perfect it feels and 2. it stretches every part of your being. That's how I feel about missions.
At the end of this past DBS that I staffed, God was growing me in all types of ways and I think one of the reasons why I grew so quickly in these different areas was because of the posture of my heart. One of the most important things I learned in this past season was surrendering everything to the Father. If I hold on to anything too tightly, start to idolize things, and plan around my own desires, forgetting to let God lead my life, things can easily fall apart. It's not about my own strength of keeping things perfect, but trusting His hand through it all, and that He knows best. I heard very clearly from God this past winter "You need these people". Something else I learned this season was how vital community is. I've never felt so loved and supported in my entire life than living in a community that yearns to know God more everyday and works at encouraging each other in every season that we're in. I believe God planned it out so specifically for me to be in Boston, working with YWAM. To grow and be shaped around these amazing men and women of God. He created Relationship and as we honor Him through them, we get to experience Jesus through each other every single day.
This year, I am excited to get messy, to fail at things and learn from them. To lean into the Lord with everything that I am and expect only goodness from Him. I want His name to be known in and through my life. I am asking if you would like to partner with me. To walk along side of me in prayer and financial support, offering the gospel to University students, to people in Europe and India as we travel there this next year after our two schools, and help support me as I live on base at YWAM Boston. I am in need of $675 a month. You can give anything from $5, 10, 20, 50 + a month, whatever the Lord puts on your heart. Your part is SO SIGNIFICANT! You are effecting eternity every time you pray and ask the Lord to move and provide. So, if you feel led to give towards this call and/or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me! I would love to talk with you and share my heart more about what God is doing! I will also be continuing a blog through the year with updates and things that I'm learning from Him. :)