This SEPTEMBER we are heading down under to join an organisation called YWAM (Youth With A Mission) at their base in Sydney - which has a focus of Creativity, Culture and Compassion. Here we will be completing a Discipleship Training School (DTS).
This involves a 3 month intensive course in a live-learn environment, to discover the purpose and calling on our lives, to learn to listen to our Creator and be ready to go wherever he calls us. In the following 3 months we will be learning about indigenous cultures and sharing God’s heart for the vulnerable, going deep into the heart of Africa.
Joy’s Story: “Not so long ago, I was gripped with debilitating anxiety, depression, searching for an antidote in temporary pleasures, my head only just above the water. Then, June 2018, in an act of undeserved compassion during my darkest moments, God lifted me out of the shadows, and into his perfect light. I have since rediscovered JOY, re-established a life built on love and community, and committed to living the rest of my life without wasting a moment.”
James’ Story: “After years of searching and hundreds of miles travelled, hungry for truth…It turns out that what I was looking for was there by my side the whole time. God reached out in a big way, and rescued me from the total mess I had gotten myself into. Today stands a completely new James, a James who wishes to share his story of salvation and restoration with the world and to tell people of the wonders and joys of living in a creative and fulfilling community.”
Following much consideration and listening, we have decided that the next stage in our journey is to complete a DTS, setting a strong spiritual foundation to begin a life of loving and serving. Taking our passion for sharing stories, to bring meaningful life to the people in our world who need it the most.
Over the next few months we will be working hard and saving every penny where we can, as well as putting on a number of creative fundraising community-focused events. Your prayer and support is more valuable to us than any money, but your generous donations will really help us towards the cost of: course fees, flights, visas and health insurance.
Cost Breakdown (Between Us):
DTS Lecture phase: £4587
DTS Outreach phase: £5461
Student Visas: £620
Health Insurance: £820
Travel Insurance: £65
Police Checks: £90
Return Flights: £1400
Thank you for taking the time to read our story and for helping to make this dream a reality for us. We truly thank you and love you all.