I am from Duncan, Oklahoma and I have been with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for over 3 years now. I love Jesus with all of my being and want to see Him lifted high in every nation!! I live to see revival sweep across every nation in which Jesus is the center and people radically encounter His transforming love. For more of my story read on!!
“A Yearning Heart”.
There was always that feeling deep in my heart that longed to feel the tangible presence of the living God, to see people step into new places of freedom in their lives, to see dark evil conquered with the fierceness of God’s goodness.
I grew up in a large family, the oldest of 8 children. My parents taught all of us kids about God and lived out lives of love, sacrifice, and seeking Jesus’ face. After walking with Jesus in my teen years and seeking Him going into my twenties, I started asking for more. In January of 2012 I went to Colorado for a month, stayed with friends, and intently sought the Lord for His will in my life. When I was at a conference there, the Lord started speaking to me about consecration and living a set apart life for Him. The Holy Spirit fell on me as I wept in the presence of the Lord and He showed me that the love He had for me and I had for Him would be the foundation for stepping out in full faith and trust. He promised me that through every dark door He would be the light before me, He’d be behind me, and all around me. That night marked a significant change in my heart and the Lord just kept accelerating things in my life.
That year the Lord kept highlighting the simplicity of His love and the power of the gospel. It really is GOOD NEWS! I attended a Circuit Rider School where I continued to hear the call of the Lord on my life, encountered His heart for me and for the lost and felt a burning in my heart to go and share this love with others. In January of 2013 I did a DTS (Discipleship Training School) in Kona, Hawaii with YWAM (Youth With A Mission). It was 5 months of simply yet intensely getting to know God and become empowered and equipped to make Him known throughout the earth.
I went to South Africa for 2 months and after more life changing encounters and watching Jesus meet people with His love I joined YWAM as staff in September 2013. I was on staff in Hawaii for 1 1/2 years and then in April 2015 God finally released me to move to South Africa where I live full time and work with YWAM Muizenberg and HOPE Southern Africa.
My heart is to see people encounter the living God and come into a love relationship with Him. I want see young people trained up and walk out the gospel of Jesus Christ. Walking in love, power, and a supernatural life style. I want to see the beggar become a king, and give the homeless a home and the orphan a family. I want to joyfully live a laid down life with Jesus.