Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lots Going On

Wowsa!  Its been a while - sorry about that!  I do have some paper crafting treats to post but today I want to share some family stuff!  First, our biggest news is that our oldest son Isaiah is going to be spending 6 months with a missionary organization called Youth With a Mission.

YWAM is an international and interdenominational organization of Christians working to help make a difference in a needy world.  Founded in 1960, it is now one of the largest Christian ministries, with about 1,100 locations in over 171 countries.  I saiah will be involved in the DTS, which is an intensive Christian training course.  It consists of a lecture phase followed by a two-month cross-cultural field assignment.

The lecture phase takes place at the YWAM base in Los Angeles.  Its aim is to prepare people to share with those less fortunate, placing an emphasis on knowing God in depth.  

The location of Isaiah's outreach will be determined within 4 weeks of the lecture phase.  The Los Angeles base focuses on the nations of India, Nepal, Morocco, Thailand, and South Africa.  Past schools have helped start churches, participated in key construction projects, distributed goods to the poor and needy, ministered to orphans, and served in many other types of work. 

As you can imagine, a trip like this requires financial support from a number of people. If you would like to support Isaiah in a financial way, thereby being a part of what he is accomplishing, he would be very grateful.

Isaiah needs to raise $2,950 for the lecture phase (which will cover room/board, food, books, and speaker costs) and an additional $3500 for the outreach phase (which covers airfare, accommodations, food, and ground transportation). 

Please make checks out to YWAM and send to:

YWAM  Los Angeles
Attn: DTS Registrar
11141 Osborne Street
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342

Please DO NOT write on the memo line.  Just attach a separate note stating whom the check is for - Isaiah Ortman (Sept 2011 DTS).
If you would prefer to give using paypal, your credit card or debit account, you can click on the Isaiah's YWAM Donation button in the Right Hand Column right at the top.

We would love for you to keep Isaiah in your thoughts as he prepares for this great experience.  We can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store during this time. 

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1 comment:

  1. Praying that Isaiah will touch the lives of others through Christ. Also praying for Isaiah's safety and for you and your family while he is away.


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