Getting Eli to YWAM Toowoomba

Hi, I'm Eli and I'm going on a DTS (Discipleship Training School) with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in Australia starting October 2020. This fundraiser is to help me get the funds to send me to Australia and pursue what God has been leading me to do.

The DTS itself is 5 months long. 12 weeks doing lectures, learning more about God, working on music, growing community, and preparing for outreach. 8 weeks of outreach. that split down into 2 weeks local outreach in Toowoomba and  and 5 weeks doing outreach in South East Asia with helping people who have been affected by the sex trade. 

I can't make all of this money due to my current job and school, so fundraising is going to be my main source of income. The total amount of $8,000 is going to pay for the trip, flights, and anything I need for the trip. The scary part is that I need $1000 in exactly three weeks from December 5th. The rest is spread out to be due 4 weeks before I leave, 3 weeks into the DTS, and 5 weeks into the DTS. 

Getting support for this mission is something I couldn't be more thankful for. I have prayed and prayed about being supported and being able to get these funds, and I feel God just saying "yes you are going to make it there". I can't get there by myself, but I can get there through the support of a community that believes in something greater than themselves. 

I hope to get completely raised by Sunday, September 13, 2020. Why then? It marks the time when I have 4 days before my tuition is due for my lecture phase of the DTS and gives me time to book flights and make sure that I'm truly stable financially.

If you decide to give I want to express how thankful I am for your donation to helping me pursue this calling in my life. If you can't give then I would ask that you continually pray for me and the process of the trip.  Have a great day and God bless!! If you want to learn even more about the trip you can visit the YWAM website here:


  • Anonymous 
    • $900 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $75 
    • 23 d
  • Lauren Hudelson 
    • $20 
    • 4 mos
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    • $100 
    • 5 mos
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    • $100 
    • 6 mos
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Eli Shirk 
College Grove, TN
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