Put In The Work Put In The Hours

Hello friends and family! It’s been a little over a month since I last wrote and a lot has happened. When I last wrote I had just arrived in Yorba Linda California for a missions training program. (We’ll call it MTS from now on.) Without further adieu let’s get into it.

An Inner Burning

In my last newsletter, I talked about how I spent 3 months in Israel. During that time in Israel, I had an urge to reach the Israeli people, yet I had such a hard time when it came to sharing the gospel because of the cultural and language barriers. Though Israel is very Westernized compared to the rest of the Middle East, it still is very culturally different. Not only that but though many Israelis speak English, it isn’t their first language often. Understandably, since I don’t speak Hebrew, and am not an Israeli it was difficult to share the gospel effectively. All this to say that when I got back to the U.S. I was eager to share the gospel in my native language and a culture I understand. During the first month of the MTS program, I decided one Thursday that I would join Pastor Nick (one of the pastors at Calvary Chapel Saving Grace) in his Cal State Fullerton outreach. When we arrived I spent hours sharing the gospel with college students. It was very exciting meeting people of all different backgrounds. Through a long set of divine appointments and stories for another time I met a girl we’ll call Jessica and a guy named we’ll call Kyle. Kyle had been a believer when I met him he was a believer for 2 years and was hungry to grow in the Lord and evangelism as well. Since meeting him he has joined me 2 times to go evangelizing! Jessica is not a believer but is seeking after the Lord. A couple of MTS students and I spent a few hours with her and at the end of our conversation she told us she wanted to learn more about God and has been faithfully attending to Young adults and Sundays and best of all 2 of our MTS ladies are pouring into her. All this is to say that the Lord is working amongst the young people.

What Else is Happening at the Missions Training Program?

So what else am I doing in the MTS program? Well, I’m glad you asked. The program consists of classes such as a preaching class, missions class, discipleship classes, and various others. In our preaching class, I am learning how to handle God’s word to instruct others. I am really learning to love the word and how it really comes to life when you teach it. It seems that every week of teaching through Philippians, God gives me opportunities to apply what I’m studying at work. The week I was studying Philippians 4:4, I had a rough day at work. It was during my shift that I knew I needed to rejoice in the Lord always even when things weren’t good and so I did. All that to say God is growing and shaping me throughout the process.

Prayer Requests/ Praise reports

  • Please join me in praying for my coworkers for their salvation and that God would open a door for me to share the gospel with them
    • Please pray for the Cal State Fullerton campus outreach that the Lord would open up the door for us to establish a good bible teaching club on campus
    • Pray for Jessica and her salvation/ Pray for the ladies ministering to her that God would give them wisdom
    • Pray for Steve and Misha that God would bless their work in Israel
    • Praise the Lord for the work He’s doing in the young adults
    • Praise God for the salvation of Kyle
    • Praise God for His word and how it truly changes lives

Thank you all for your prayers and your support. If you would like to hear more about the things God is doing, feel free to message me and I would love to share with you. If you would like to support my ministry there will be a link below. If you have any questions please message me. Thank you again. God bless you all.

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