I am going to be vulnerable and transparent. For the last three years I have been battling Bi Polar I disorder and clinical depression amongst other things. To be honest, my fight has not been going well and I have honestly lost my motivation to live. I feel imprisoned by my own mind and have lost virtually all my hope. I spend most of my time in my room and as a result my relationships and health have deteriorated. Nevertheless, the voice of hope and God echo and remain, even if it is ever so faint. I know that I can’t just give up, and I have to keep fighting. However, I’ve come to realize that I won’t be able to do it alone or by my own strength. I’m in need of much healing and restoration. This is why I have decided to partake in YWAM’S DTS (Discipleship Trainijg Centers). Through this program, I hope and believe that I will be restored and made whole again. Although I have some reservations about joining YWAM because of theological differences, I believe that at this moment they offer something I need and can’t get with any other organization.
So what is DTS?
“DTS is a full-time, residential course, consisting of 11-12 weeks of classroom training, an 8-12 week outreach, and 1-2 weeks of debrief. It’s an exciting season of discovery, as students receive fresh revelation of God’s love and an understanding of their unique calling within the Great Commission. Students then live their calling by going into all the world and making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19)!
Outreach is where the lessons you learned in the classroom become heart reality. Your faith will be challenged to be expressed in action. It’s an opportunity to serve others and share your faith with people who may never hear the Good News otherwise. It’s a journey with Jesus – and a huge step of faith to let Him guide you… even to the ends of the earth.”
I sincerely believe that participating in this course and missions trip will help me find the peace and joy that I had while I was serving in ministry. I realize that after I left the ministry, my life just went down the drain. Ministry was everything to me, but I believed a lie - the lie that I was not fit or good enough for ministry because of my disorder. But I’m ready to stop believing that lie and get back into what I believe I was created for - to share the Gospel and fulfill the Great Commission.
Now the truth is I won’t be able to do this without your support. Currently the cost of this program and missions trip is out of my current budget.
The lecture phase is $3995 plus airfare and the missions trip ranges from $4500-$5000.
As of now, my current goal is to raise $4500 to cover the lecture phase and airfare. I need to raise this before April 5th. You can see the dates at http://www.uofnkona.edu/dts_courses/restorers-dts/.
I pray and hope that for those of you who read this, that you will be able to contribute and partner with me by donating financially and standing with me in prayer. Any amount will help and your prayers are needed. I honestly cannot do this without your help and will be forever grateful for your generosity and willingness to sow into my life and the life of those I will be used to touch.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I pray for Gods blessings and favor to come upon your lives.
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