Alyse Stone: YWAM North Cascades
Start: Feb 15, 2020 - End: Jun 1, 2020
You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lamp stand, and it gives light for all in the house. In the same way let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16
My desire is that my story will not be my own but instead the Lords. To be a story of his light shining through me. With that being said I have decided to follow the call the Lord has placed on my heart for missions. On June 18th I will be leaving for a 5 month mission trip through Youth with a Mission or YWAM. This crazy adventure will began in Lynden, Washington where my team and I will be equipped for the second half of the trip which is the outreach portion. My time in Washington will include worship, prayer, speakers, and local ministry. From Washington I do not yet know where I will be sent for outreach. However, YWAM tends to focus their attention on the 10/40 window, which is basically Africa, South Asia, and the middle East; places where the good news of Jesus has yet to be shared. During this time my team and I will be sharing the gospel and serving people as we show them the love of Jesus.
As I have thought about where I may be sent for outreach, I have wondered why me. I have felt overwhelmed by the gift of salvation the Lord has freely given me and have realized in a new way how blessed I am to be called a child of God. I have wondered why there are starving children around the world longing for hope when my life has been so easy. As I have asked the Lord to break my heart for what breaks his, my heart is immensely broke for these hurting people. God’s thoughts are higher than mine and for that reason many of my questions will not be answered until heaven. I do, however, believe that the Lord has blessed me so I can bless others.
I hope through this letter I gave you a better understanding of why I feel called to YWAM. This is not something I can do on my own, so that is why I ask you to join me in this journey. There are many ways you can support me through the process so I want to encourage you to spend time in prayer, asking God if this is something, he would like you to support and if so, how. Most importantly I ask for prayer. Secondly, I ask that you consider supporting me financially. Lecture Phase cost $3,500, not including flights to and from Washington, and Outreach Phase cost $3,500. Throughout the past year and a half every time I have gotten paid I have placed a portion of the money into a specific mission trip account and I am currently working to save, however, considering the cost for everything including flights, a passport and any vaccinations will come to about $8,000, I will not be able to save this amount of money come June. Whether you feel led to give 5 dollars or 500 anything is more than generous and will help further the kingdom of God.
Fund Leader: Alyse Stone
Fund Type: Mission Groups & Missionaries