Hi! I am Alex. I am from Moldova. I am 23. I’d like to invite you to participate with me in a wonderful ministry. This year I felt that I need to go to Mexico to do DTS with Youth with a Mission in Mazatlan (http://www.ywammazatlan.com/ywam-dts). Let me tell you a little about myself. I grew up with a sadistic stepfather and a drinking mother. I never knew God cared about me. I just tried to survive. After running away from home at the age of 15, I met some Christians who told me about God for the first time in my life. I made some steps towards God but it was very hard to accept the idea that God really cared about me. I continued in my old ways. At the age of 18, I went to a Christian camp for orphans and there God started calling me and changing me. I met a wonderful Christian girl, and she and her mother invited me to become part of their family. At that time, I was full of pain, anger and mistrust because I was so hurt.
But God kept working in my heart. I saw God’s love through my new family. I started going to church sometimes, hearing about God’s works in people’s lives. I realized that people calling themselves Christians are divided into two groups – those who are on fire for God and try their best to serve him and those who just wear a mask. I met some really wonderful missionaries who came with YWAM and other organizations. They really brought fire and passion into the lives of many people from the church. They brought hope and joy to many needy people outside the church. I remember thinking that if only I could pray like them and see people healed. But first I needed to be healed myself.
Well, last August I finally decided I was ready to make a covenant with God. I got baptized and I promised to follow God with all my life. It was an exhilarating and at the same time a little frightening decision. And this August I’ve made another scary decision – I want to know God even more. I want to do a Discipleship Training School and then serve other people with God’s love. I’ve been told many times that God has saved me for a reason. I want to know what God can do with my life that had been in ruins for so long. Would you like to support me in this?
Right now I am praying to God for the finances. I need to collect $1000 for the first three months – the Lecture Phase + $1000 for the plane tickets + $300 Medical insurance +$500 for 5 months miscellaneous expenses in the country. Then I need to collect at least $3500 for the Outreach phase, which will last two months. Would you please consider donating? Or maybe you could pass my request to someone who could? Or maybe you would like to pray for me? I can promise to send you updates on the ministry that I will be doing - which you will be doing together with me if you help send me there. I am pretty sure that the knowledge and experience that I will get I will put to good use all my life long.
Well, thank you for reading this long letter. And thank you in advance for your generosity.
May God bless you!