If you are seeing this page then most likely you are someone I consider to be a part of my community. My tribe. Mi Familia.
Great! This is exactly who I am writing to.
2.5 years ago I stepped out in obedience and faith to answer a call I felt God had put on my heart. That was to seek out formal theological training at Azusa Pacific Seminary. Over this period of time, God has opened up some amazing doors and allowed me to study Theology and Ministry where I have also had the chance to minister to undergraduate students at Azusa Pacific University.
God has provided every step of the way and I have many amazing stories to tell (let's grab coffee sometime!) of both my own development and the ways he has allowed me to serve in campus ministry.
As an Intern of APU's Campus Pastor's Office, part of my committment is to graduate by May of 2018. To do this I need to take additional classes this upcoming school year. Up to this point I have not been able to take these classes because I have had to continue to work part-time on top of my internship and classes.
This is why I am reaching out to you, those who have known me, believed in me, and supported me thus far.
As I look to finish the final lap of this season and graduate with my Masters of Divinity degree, I need $8,000 by this Fall to make that dream a reality.
With this money (which is the total cost of the classes I will be taking my final school year) I will be able to focus solely on my internship and classes.
With this degree I hope to be equipped to fullfill the unique calling that God has placed on my life most effectively. That calling includes building Dust & Breath, preaching and teaching the Scriptures, and serving in local, global and para-church ministry.
As I have studied Scripture it has become clear to me that when God calls someone he does not send them out alone but that calling is always solidified and cultivated within the context of community. With this in mind I turn to my community (that's you fam) and ask that you would please help me in this next stage of answering the call and finishing the race set before me.
Thank you so much for your love, support, and prayers!
- Kevin Cottam
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