YWAM is short for Youth With a Mission, and is an international volunteer missions movement of Christians dedicated to sharing and serving Jesus worldwide. The Awaken DTS is a 6 month discipleship training school with a 3 month lecture phase and a 3 month outreach phase. The lecture phase is composed of cultivating intimacy with God and learning how to become a disciple of Christ. The 3 month outreach phase is stepping into another culture and spreading the Word through making disciples of other nations as well. More information can be found here.
This May, I will graduate from Carson-Newman University with a B.S. in Exercise Science. After 4 years of an emotionally fluctuating college career, I felt like it was time to step back and fully rejuvenate myself in the Lord. Because God speaks to us through our hearts and passions, I had no doubt that this passion for growing in God and experiencing Him in different cultures through YWAM was the answer for my post-graduate plans. I have always had a heart for experiencing God in more ways than what we see in our everyday lifestyles. The beauty in this world is not just beauty- it is God!
In order for me to make this incredible dream a reality, I must have the funds to do so. The lecture phase is $4,235, while the outreach (although not set in stone until the destination is chosen) is around $4,000. This, with the addition of flights, adds up to around $10,000. Yes, these numbers scare me too. However, just before quitting this dream due to the expense, I was encouraged by an incredible person in my life that God is much bigger and greater than a number. If He weren't, then why would we follow Him?
With that being said, I have until the arrival date (July 9th) to raise my funds for the lecture phase. Prayers and encouragement are vital for this dream to come to life and are MUCH appreciated. If you feel called to make a donation, or can help in any way, you can follow the link on my gofundme page to give online. You can also contact me through email or phone to give another way by cash or check.
Thank you all SO much for your support. I am so blessed to have such phenomenal, loving people in my life. God bless!!!
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