Tristan is my oldest son and this fundraiser is for him.
Being able to study to be a pastor is something Tristan has long prayed for. He first felt the call as a 17 year old. He's prayed, studied, and done his best to gain knowledge.
But he also felt another call, that of a godly faithful son.
When my husband left us struggling, Tristan said "No," and stepped in.
He took care of me. He took care of his four youngest siblings. He served his other siblings.
He has long been a faithful servant of God through his service to us and to the church.
Now, I'm trying to help him.
He's been called by the Elders at a Reformed church in KY to move there and study under them for the next three years. He will be taught biblical languages, theology, practical pastoring skills including preaching, studying, writing sermons, and serving one's church and neighbors.
The Elders want Tristan there in the new year, preferably in January. God has provided this opportunity to Tristan and now we are expecting Him to provide a way to get him there.
That's what this GoFundMe is for. He needs his car repaired (it's a six and a half hour trip if made without stopping for him to get there and his car simply won't make it at present). We have to pack and move (my daughter and I live with Tristan and we will be moving with him) and that will be expensive. There's other expenses involved in getting ready and moving.
God is so gracious. We're trusting Him in this. But we do entreat you, brothers and sisters, to pray for Tristan. Pray for wisdom, knowledge, understanding, discernment, holiness, and the fruits of the Spirit for him. Pray God will use him to advance His Kingdom. And please pray that God will provide all that Tristan needs to get him there and get him set up in his studies.
Soli Deo Gloria!