Send Claire to Bethel Church for BSSM!

Saying "YES"!

I told the Lord in 2009 that I would "follow Him and never turn back"! God has called me to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the darkest and most unreached people groups. Since 2009, my journey of saying "yes" to the Lord has taken me across multiple continents as a Missionary Evangelist and I have had the joy of leading thousands to the Lord, training hundreds and disciplining many!

Why is Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry next?!

Earlier this year I felt the Lord say that this next season would be focused on worship (vocals and dance) and that I would do some training in North America.

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Bethel Church in Redding, California. The Lord deeply touched me and spoke to me during my time at Bethel. I have many friends who have done BSSM, served and worked for Bethel and I have heard so many positive testimonies of the fruit of this ministry. Bethel has positively influenced my walk with the Lord for over a decade!

Whilst there, the Lord spoke to me to come back to California to do BSSM first year this September! I was initially surprised and wondered if this was a good investment of money and time after already being a missionary for five years but after much prayer and counsel of others, we feel strongly it is God's call.

I am hugely excited for what God will do through this time and I’d love to take you on this journey with me. Please keep me in your prayers and if you would like to join my dedicated prayer group please let me know.

Check out BSSM:

I Need Your Help!

First-year BSSM is an 8-month (plus an international mission trip at the end) full schedule (40 hours per week!) vocational ministry training school with options to do additional serving in areas of choice. I will be on an M1 student visa so not legally able to work in the USA, and I have no savings. I will need to prove funds for the year to get my visa approved.

Over the last five years as a missionary, I have never earned a salary from the church or ministries that I have served. For much of this time, I have supported myself through part-time work and made significant personal and financial sacrifices to do this. There have also been many kind and generous donations over the years from people like you!

I am therefore reliant on the generosity of the global church and friends to ‘send me’ to help cover all the costs involved. I honestly believe that this is a worthy investment to advance the Kingdom of God – if my life has blessed you in any way or you desire to see the Gospel taken to the ends of the earth, then I ask you please to prayerfully consider sowing financially!

I know God will do incredible things as I keep surrendering to Him and I truly believe that you will be blessed exponentially for sowing. I regularly communicate and pray for my donors and I love to build relationships with and bless those who support me.

Donations are needed for:

  • Tuition Deposit ($500USD) due on 5th July (Paid!)
  • Proof of funds (minimum of £10,000) is needed ASAP - I can't apply for a USA visa until I have this
  • Full Tuition Fee’s (remaining $4,800USD) due on 27th August (in 2 months)

Proof of funds will cover:
  • Visa (approx. £300) (I will need to fly to Belfast to obtain it!)
  • Return flights (approx. £1400) - need proof of exit fights on entry into the USA
  • Health/travel insurance (approx. £400)
  • Food, transport and housing costs etc. for 8 months whilst in California
  • …and many other things to help me prepare before arrival and on arrival to California…

How to donate:

  • My preferred method if you live in the UK or Australia is direct to my bank account (so I can use it for proof of funds) – see details of accounts on my website –
  • You may give via ‘GoFundMe’ but they will take 3% of fees!

I will update this ‘GoFundMe’ with the running total of all funds received and pledged, even those not donated via 'GoFundMe' so you can track my progress. I am committed to good stewardship of funds and if you have any questions about how I handle funds or are wanting to become a monthly partner, please contact me.

I am incredibly thankful and excited to have you on this journey with me!

Much love and blessings,
Claire Louise

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