Everyone loves a good story. Especially God! After all, He wrote, made possible, and told the ultimate story of love and redemption. For some time now I have been praying for an opportunity to attend the ARISE program (The Story/Lightbearers).
On August 22, 2017, I will be setting aside my current responsibilities (work/ministry) in Bakersfield to spend 3 1⁄2 months completing the program in Jasper, Oregon. This 13-week program is all about discipleship in the context of the biblical narrative. With intense in-class instruction augmented by genuine “in the community” ministry, the program provides the perfect cornerstone for building a Christ-centered, life-long personal ministry. The Goal: to become a disciple-making disciple. Spirit-filled and Spirit-led transformation, first of ourselves, then of others.
As I now find myself at this pivotal crossroad in life that requires a leap of faith, I am trusting that God will provide for all of our needs.
I am reaching out for financial assistance to help cover the cost of tuition, housing, food, books and travel: totaling $4,995. If you are able and willing, would you please consider the opportunity to partner with me in sponsoring my discipleship journey.
Click link for more info on ARISE. If you have any questions please, do not hesitate to contact me.
It would mean a lot if you could please continue to keep my wife and I in your prayers as this opportunity presents new challenges for both of us.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration.
May God bless each of you,
** Edited: I lowered the amount from $4995 to $3455 because of direct donations received in the amount of $1540. Thank you and PTL! **
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