Today would be the day that I would begin my venture back to Wisconsin. Back to the place that I had called home for the past year during my schooling. Waukesha, Wisconsin. At least that was the plan I had for myself. But that’s just the problem. The word I. These were my plans. God had a different plan. I no longer felt God’s calling keeping me there & the funds I had for returning to school were non-existent.
At this point it looks like God is taking me down a very different path. I feel Him calling me to the Gold Coast of Australia for a year. To do a year-long program called Aletheia run by Youth With a Mission [YWAM]. This program includes both a Creative Arts Discipleship Training School & a School of Worship. Each of those sub-programs have a mission trip to practically apply what was learned. This program will equip me with skills in how to use the creative arts in ministry & evangelism as well as teaching me how to lead worship in cross-cultural contexts.
I am currently living at home & working as many hours as I can in order to get the money so I can go to Aletheia, but I am not sure if that will be enough. I need prayer warriors & partners in ministry in order to confidently run toward what God has called me to. I am fully confident that if it is God’s will for me to be there then He will provide the means to enable me to do so. I am also aware that a lot of time those means come through the Body of Christ. This endeavour is pricing in at around $14,000. That is a ton of money, but keep in mind that it covers housing, food, schooling, airfare & two mission trips (including airfare for those).
I am hoping to use the skills I acquire during my time in Australia later on in ministry as I hope to later go on to be a tribal missionary with New Tribes Mission. Wherever I end up, people need Jesus, and I will have the skills to effectively minister to them & disciple them. I will be able to use creative arts to evangelize and eventually help the tribal people worship in their own language.
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After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.