My YWAM Missions Trip

Back in October of 2016, I devolped a passion for missions. God put the missions organization YWAM (http://ywam-kauai.com/) on my heart as well as the state of Hawaii. More specificly, the island of Kauai and the people who live there. Looking at the state of Hawaii from a continental US standpoint, it is a tropical paradise great for vactions and honeymoons. Rarely, if ever, do we hear about the fact that Hawaii has one of the highest suicide rates in the country, as well as how impoverished  some of its residents are. Actually living on island is a lot differnet than I would have belived at first.
In the town of Waimea (where I have been living the past two months) there is a laundromat where drug deals for methamphetamies go down in the light of day, and God only knows what happens there at night. The police know about it, but also realize that it is such a huge problem they can't possibly stop it, so they generally avoid it. Prostitution, sexual assult, domesitc abuse, and suicide are all big issues in Hawaii.
In the past few months I have learned a lot: how to hear God's voice, discipleship, what true worship looks like, what having a biblical worldview is and how it differs from what the world actually says, identity in Christ, and this week learning about the Holy Spirit. I have been implementing what I learn in my missions work around the town of Waimea (it is beautiful, and farily close to the Waimea canyon which Mark Twain called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific) and the island of Kauai as a whole. Growing in relationship with people and being an example of Christ to them.


After the training period I will be heading to Papua New Guinea with my team for outreach. PNG is a very impoverished country, with alot of crime. There are still tribes of people there who are still cut off from the rest of the world and have never heard the Gospel before. To sum that up, Papua New Guinea is increadbly lost and there is a lot of demonic forces at work there that can only be combated by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is my mission and passion to share the Gospel.I can't really express the passion I have for this trip in such a short space, but I know that God has called me to YWAM Kauai, and to serve the people there as well as the people in my outreach.  I still need about $400 more (airfare and miscillanious funds) by October 31st in order to go on outreach. If you would like to support me finacially, that would be greatly appreciated. Prayers are also very welcome. If you able to give even so much as a few dollars I would be grateful for your help in getting me that much closer to my goal and fullfilling this call that God has put on my life.


If you feel the desire to talk to me more about this please do not hesistate to contact me, I would love to talk to you more about it!

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    • $200 
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    • $50 
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Alex Kaplan 
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Chicago, IL
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