Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
It seems like I must learn this lesson everyday.
I love what I do. I believe in what I do. I have yet to see the breakthrough we are fighting so hard to see, but this is the very reason we pursue the course. To see the lives of these men and women free from the lies and bondage that have kept them for so many years.
A huge part of this breakthrough requires education and connection. What happens when we finally break through the thick walls of mistrust and isolation, and are given the rare and privileged view into their lives; they ask for Jesus (Him we are ready and ecstatic to deliver upon request), then they ask for physical freedom. …….What do we say? What do we do? If we have no connections, if we have no one whom we trust, who can help them? Do we do nothing?
But how can we be connected outside of our little city, if we never leave? How must we know where to send these men and women, if we never go? So we go. We seek. We find solutions to the next step of freedom. This is why our team is making its way to Bucharest, Romania, April 22-28. To connect with those in Europe, who also have a heart for those whose freedom has been so inhumanly stolen. They might have counselors, lawyers, new job opportunities, and places for healing. We must go, and we must keep going to other places as well.
I am a Missionary. I need the Church, and the Church needs me. We were all called by Christ himself, to the Great Commission. We are all a necessary part of this culture. Each person, each Christ follower is needed. I ask that you might partner with me in The Great Commission. In prayer, and yes, in Financial support. But before you write me off, let me explain why I live off of others gifts of finances….
The reason we do not get paid in YWAM, the reason we pay to be here, is so that we are not the center of our ministries. It gives others an opportunity to be a part, no matter where in the world they are. You can live in the city, your home town, suburban America, and at the same moment, make kids laugh in the slums of Uganda, talk to Muslims in Lebanon, or show love to the trapped Prostitutes in Germany.
God has been so faithful in providing. I’ve never gone more than a few days with $0 in my bank account and no food in my fridge. God always comes through in unexpected ways. The thing that has been most difficult is the lack of emotional support. So many do not understand what I do, and do not take the time to find out. Most often, dismissing my work as “an easy life in Europe”. I promise it is not. But it is so worth it. And I would love to explain exactly what it is my team does here, and the impact that it has.
But for this moment, for this day, I have an SOS. I need your help.
In Germany, you pay a set monthly rent, and once a year, you receive “The” gas, and electric bill. We received ours a couple days ago. As it turns out, we were told to pay drastically less than we should have. This put our bill, which must be paid on April 20, at $240 per person. In addition, our rent has been raised to prevent this from happening again. This makes rent $305 a month, instead of $270 (still the cheapest in the city). This month I must pay $545. In addition, Flights for Romania are $185, the fee to attend this conference is $130. That is a total of: $860. The first thing to go will be Romania.
Can I be honest? Can I be real?
My family, and my families Church, are my biggest sponsors. But they struggle. I have a couple of absolutely, INCREDIBLE, sponsors, whom I know are giving out of their hearts, and do not have much to give. I am truly humbled by their incredible faith and love for God, that he should ask them to Sponsor me.
Let’s be more honest: If it were not for my roommate, I’m not sure how I would have eaten this month. I just made my rent, and our team retreat to Barcelona, even with most of the costs covered, still cost me much of my food money. (This trip was well worth it however. God delivered so many new dreams and visions to our team).
I believe with all of my heart, this is where God has called me. This is what he’s called me to do. And this is what he asks of me. I will not give up. I will not loose heart. I will keep the faith. And I will keep pressing on.
But it would be nice to eat. And it is a necessary part of my job to travel and get education and make connections.
Would you take the time to pray, seek God, and ask him if partnering up with me, and joining our Red-Light Support Team, is something He’s asking you to do? Even $10 can buy food for a week.
If you ever have the time, and desire to know more about what it is I do, I would very much love to sit and talk with you. Whether it be on Skype, email, or Facebook. I hope that you would pray about what God thinks, and I hope to hear back from you.
All for Him,
If you have questions, comments, or would like to partner with me in this adventure, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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