Hopefully by now you know that me and my family are part of Youth With A Mission in Colorado Springs.
I am part of the Business As Missions team where we train missionaries to start businesses to reach the un-reached by creating jobs and mercy ministries. I specifically work with businesses that work with survivors of human trafficking. Joy is part of the local outreach team where they go and reach out to the massage parlors in town that are often a front for prostitution. At the moment she is taking a break from that to go back to school.
The December month marks our 4th year here in the Springs. Looking back I believe this has been the place for us as a family to grow and get more confident in the calling God has placed on our lives. We are called to care for the exploited and the ones treated unjustly. That’s why we do what we do, that’s why Joy is back in school. These issues are in our prayers and in on our heart.
To be part of YWAM you have to raise your own funds since we do not get a salary but we operate as volunteers. The first 4 years we have been blessed with support from close friends and family. Lately we have been challenged to grow our team of financial supporters. We feel God wants to grow our team with people who give on a monthly basis and also pray for us.
So I have been writing people and it has been hard, asking for money. If I didn’t know God asked me to do this I would have given up a long time ago. But it has been good too, God is the Lord of my life in every kind of way and I like it. We love inviting people into our story and come along side us fighting exploitation.
If you would like a letter in the mail with more info on what we do and how to become part of our team write me a message on Facebook or email and send me your address.
We are also in the middle of adding a 3rd room to our current tiny 2 room apartment.
If you would like to give a one time donation toward our building fund you can do so here. (and see what we looked like 4 years ago)