YWAM Kona

UPDATE:

Hey guys! God has been doing so much in me over the past 7 weeks here at YWAM Kona. My heart for the nations has grown dramatically and I’m starting to see what it truly means to be the hands and feet of Jesus!

As of right now, I need $4,000 to pay for the rest of my outreach fees, as well as my flight home from Peru! As a reminder, I’ll be in the Himalayan Mountains spreading the gospel for 3 months, and then I’ll be headed to Lima, Peru for 1Nation1Day, and massive missionary gathering.

God is going to use me in an incredible way to spread His love throughout the Himalayas and Peru, but I can’t get there without your help! I would ask that you ask the Lord how much He would like you to give to assist me in reaching the nations! Thank you guys SO much for what you’ve already given!

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ORIGINAL POST:

It would mean everything if you helped me get to YWAM in Kona, Hawaii!

About 6 months ago, Jesus showed up in my life in a radical way, and I've been absolutely changed in every single way ever since.

I grew up in a Christian home, by parents who love Jesus. I accepted Christ as my Savior at a young age, but as I grew older, I chose to stray away from the life that the Lord had for me. I lived in a life of sin over the past few years, and I really didn't want anything to do with the church. I saw Christianity and the church as a joke, and the people that claimed to be, "believers" were nothing but a bunch of people try to do "good" to get accepted by those around them. That's the view of Christianity that I had, and I wanted nothing to do with it.

Six months ago, an old friend came back into my life and randomly wanted to get coffee with me. This friend and I had stopped being friends about a year prior due to the fact that neither of us weren't walking with the Lord and ultimately were just being jerks to each other. As I got together with this guy, he instantly apologized and wanted to be friends again. This dude had changed in every single way, and I noticed the complete change in his character and heart. I was deeply intrigued and wanted to know what had happened in him. It was through this friendship that I saw Jesus for the first time. It was through this friendship that I was able to have the realization that we as believers can truly have a daily, real, RAW relationship with the Holy Spirit, and my soul was wrecked in every way. Since then, I've been absolutely sold out for Jesus. I now attend The Upperroom in Dallas, TX and through this church and community I've become so much closer with the Lord!

Over the past month or so, I've come to this place in my walk with Jesus where I've felt stagnant in a way. I've had this feeling of readiness for the future; readiness to move onto the next thing. I together with another friend who had done a DTS with YWAM previously, and as she told me more about it, I instantly got this feeling in my heart of excitement/nervousness. That feeling was Holy Spirit telling me one thing: "GO!" and so with that being said, I'm stepping out in faith to do what it is that Jesus has called me; US, do to. I'm going to go into the nations and be Jesus to the people who have never heard of Jesus before. Every single day, I wake up to this one single fact, and that is that this life truly is not about me. This life is about HIM. Jesus is why I exist. His glorification is why I exist. I don't want to turn around in 50 years from now and see a life that was stuck in a box or placed in a place of comfort. I don't want to be comfortable. I want any feeling of comfort to be stripped from me in His name, and that's what a leader is made out of. I want to be looked at as someone that was an incredible light for Jesus. I want to be selfless, and I want to be deeply, deeply rooted in Jesus in every single way.

God's called me to step out, join YWAM, and go spread His Word, and I am beyond excited for this journey He's placed before me! And with that being said, I need your help! I need to raise $12,000 for this 6 month trip. I'm going to train for 3 months in Kona, learning about the heart of God and what it means to follow out His will in everything He has for me. After that, I'll be sent to a foreign country for 3 more months to preach the Gospel. I have no idea where I'll be for those three months, but in complete honesty, I truly don't care where I'll be. I know that wherever God sends me, His fire will be brought to that place, so regardless of where it is, I'm beyond excited for it.

Please, seek the Lord and ask if there's anything you could do to support me. Even the smallest amount is an incredible blessing to me! Also, even above donating, pray that the Lord's Will will be done in this for me! Where two or more come together in prayer, in HIS name, it will be done unto them! 

Thank you so, so much friends and family. God is so insanely good and I cannot wait to reach those who have yet to be reached!

Campaign Information: 

1. I'm Luke and I'm from Dallas, Tx
2. I am raising money for my trip with YWAM
3. My funds will be spent on my flight tickets as well as my admission to working with YWAM.
4. As I need money to pay for each payment with YWAM, I will withdraw from this GoFundMe account!
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Luke Newton 
Organizer
Keller, TX
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