BENEFITING: LEVEL 13 CHURCH
A quick update on my life is that I am currently studying at IHOPU (International House of Prayer University) in an intense 6 month internship called the One Thing Internship. The purpose of this internship is to train young adults in radical devotion to Jesus Christ as our one thing that we pursue above all else in this life. It is a wonderful experience and is challenging me and growing me in the Lord in a major way in this season. As part of the studies and the mass amount of time spent in the prayer room (6+ hours each day ) I am learning to know the heart of my Savior a little more personally every day, and a BIG part of that Heart is for His city and His people Israel. This reality has been burning on my heart, and a longing has developed in me to go there, to walk were He walked and see the people that He called first into His wonderful plan of glory and redemption. And as it came about one of my beloved teachers here at the internship, a man full of the Word of God and great knowledge of the Bible is going to be taking a group of people on an in-depth study tour of the Holy Land, Israel. And some spots to experience this wonderful opportunity were unexpectedly opened to me. This would be a big step for me as my heart is for missions and this trip would be a wonderful in- the- field training grounds for me, and I believe it will be a well to draw from for years to come when I am on the mission field. We would be leaving October 1st and returning on the 12th the cost of this which includes all meals, airfare and lodging is $4,695 and is due August 31st. This is a huge amount of money and because of the cost of the internship (which fully supports this trip by the way) and the very short amount of time I am unable to raise this by myself. But, I have learned that faith is not just gritting your teeth and saying I believe- I believe- I believe!!! Faith is something more, it is taking a step out of the boat onto the water trusting that God won't let you sink; it is taking your only son up a mountain with all you need for a burnt offering, except the sacrifice, and knowing that your God can raise the dead. I believe that if I take a step out in faith that my God can and delights to meet me there. My request is that you my friends would stand with me in any way you can. I ask that you would cover me with your prayers and if you are able that you would stand with me in funds for this trip. The Word says the Father loves to give good gifts to His children, and that even for a cup of cold water that you give in His name it will be rewarded.