Dear friends and family, I am excited to tell you all about an amazing opportunity that I have been blessed with! Starting in January 2019, I will be embarking on an adventure to Madison, WI, to participate in a Discipleship Training School(DTS) through Youth With A Mission(YWAM). I have always known that God planned something different for me than what seems to be "normal". Over the past year, God has shown me and taught me more than I ever thought possible. I had asked Him to use me and grow me this year, and He fulfilled that request abundantly. God has opened the door for this YWAM program, so I am following His lead for my life. The specific DTS that I chose is called Spark: “What happens when there is a marriage of the arts? If poets, writers and potters helped free the slaves, what will happen in our day as musicians, photographers, and painters unite their gifts for the cause of freedom? Spark DTS draws together a wide range of artists with various gifts and passions — musicians, painters, dancers, photographers, writers, and film-makers. We seek to build a community of artists who invest in one another’s lives. Training and inspiration will come from one another and from God Himself as we seek His heart. Our hope is to blend the various gifts and talents represented in our community to create beautiful artistic pieces that bring healing to the nations.”-YWAM Madison The whole DTS program is about 5 months long. The first phase, the training phase will be at the base in Madison. That is where a lot of the training happens. For 12 weeks, we will be challenged and given tools to help strengthen our relationship with God and get prepared to go out on the mission field. The next phase is the Outreach. This can range from 2-3 months, depending on where you go. For Outreach, the participants in your specific DTS will decided what place it would like to go, and it could be almost anywhere. This part is where all of your training goes into action and you are in the field, spreading Jesus with the world. I am so excited for this opportunity and I can't wait to share with you the adventures that God has for my life. I love you all! Here is the link to the YWAM website if you would like to learn more about what I will be doing: ywammadison.org/dts/sparkdts *My goal price includes the cost of training, outreach, visas, immunizations, and other travel expenses. The training starts January 6th, but I can still fundraise through March!