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Hi family and friends! About 6 years ago God planted a seed in my heart to go off and do some type of mission outreach if and when I had the opportunity. As much as the selfish side of me looked for excuses as to not do it, I told myself if I was ever in a situation where it was possible than I would obey. Well God has created a path and I am now in situation where I really do not have much of an excuse. I teamed up with Youth With A Mission to attend 3 months of Discipleship Training School (DTS) followed by 3 months of Mission Outreach. I won't find out the location of the outreach until after the first month of DTS but some past locations of this DTS have been impoverished communities in South Asia, South-East Asia, and Africa.  
 I know that a lot of you, because of your current situations (family, job, etc), would not be able to dedicate the time for something like this even though you'd love to participate. I am asking if you will partner with me financially to see God's plan come to fruition. Your support will help offset the cost of food and lodging during DTS ($4000) along with the transportation, food, lodging, and resources for and during the mission outreach portion (estimated between $4000 - $5000).  I leave September 27, 2018 for DTS and have already paid a deposit. Your support will mean so much to me as I grow closer to God, Make God known to others, and to just show his love in practical ways to those who need it.  I'd  also love to share with you my experiences during this time. I am very grateful for your support whether through your financial support, prayer, or positive thoughts.
Thank you,
Marc
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Hi again family and friends! I wanted to provide another update because there has been a change in my outreach location. The Uganda location fell through so the staff here in YWAM worked diligently in search of the right location for our team and that turned out to be Thailand. Due to the short notice we are still working out the nature of the ministries we can help or pioneer there but some efforts can be teaching English to children, police, and local Government officials; working with a program to prevent sex slavery; and possibly helping in a refugee camp across the border in Myanmar. We are looking forward to see how God uses us over in Thailand. My time here with YWAM in Kona has been an amazing experience. I leave on December 15th for Thailand. Thank you all for your support! I’m still trying to raise a little over $5,000 for the training and outreach. Please pass along to anyone you may know that would like to partner with me during this time.
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Hi fam and friends. My time here in Kona has been an awesome experience. Very educational and refreshing. I am starting my sixth week here in the Crossroads DTS. I learned recently that I will be going to Uganda in Africa in the middle of December. Besides establishing relationships with the local community I will be helping with building an aquaponics system. So my next few weeks will be learning as much as I can about them and building a mock one here in Kona. This week I need to provide the $2500 deposit for the outreach portion. Thank you to everyone you have been supporting me thus far. Please pass this along to others who may be willing to partner with me in missions.
Thanks Again!
~Marc
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First and foremost, BIG thanks to everyone who has expressed love and support by partnering with me financially during my mission training and outreach GoFundMe campaign. When I originally decided to do this, I thought I would be going it alone and figured I would just slowly work on climbing my way out of the financial hole that would naturally ensue. But a friend who does missions encouraged me to start this campaign and told me I’d be surprised by the active generosity of the people in our spheres of influence. Wow, was he right. I am humbled!
I am now at the YWAM facility in Kona, I arrived Thursday afternoon. First few days have been meet and greets, orientation, with a cool ceremony that was inspiring to say the least. The people here, volunteer Staff and student’s/future missionaries, are all wonderful. Huge hearts for God and people.
They recently provided the ministry focus tracks for us to choose from. Part of this program is dedicated to learning, developing, and sometimes (depending on knowledge and skill level) teaching the various skillsets involved with these tracks. I chose the Community Impact track. This hands on track works on empowering communities to develop their own innovative and sustainable solutions for their own felt needs. Specific areas covered are small-space gardening, aquaponics, animal care, sustainable energy, water harvesting and purification, and natural farming. It is possible my track could change to another they feel may be better suited that match my background experience to where we are going so I will let you know if that happens. I am so looking forward to learn, teach, and most of all give back. We should know the outreach location sometime in October.
I will keep this campaign running until I reach my goal so please feel free to pass along to others in your communities that may be willing to support.
Thanks again!
Marc
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