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Dear Family and Friends, I am writing you to tell you about an amazing opportunity I have to serve the Lord, and do what I believe He has called me to do. I am confident that He has placed this opportunity in front of me for a reason, and I am ...

Dear Family and Friends,

I am writing you to tell you about an amazing opportunity I have to serve the Lord, and do what I believe He has called me to do. I am confident that He has placed this opportunity in front of me for a reason, and I am very excited to see how He works and leads me through this adventure.

I was saved at a young age and for most of my life I had a desire to serve Him. My mom found one of my letters I wrote to her while I was at Lake Ann Camp when I was about 10 and it said, "I have decided to put God first in my life from now on." Unfortunately, when I was out of high school I choose a different path and ran away from God and the church. I am so thankful that even when I ran, God always pursued me and kept calling me back to Himself. During the summer of 2010 I finally came to the end of myself, surrendered my life to Jesus, and told Him, “Whatever you want me to do, and wherever you want me to go, I am all in.” Since then, I have been very active in my church as a high school youth leader and I am part of a small group which has taught me the importance of community and has helped my faith grow stronger. My heart’s desire is to work with this next generation and help them see their need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I want to help them grow in their faith and meet them where they are at. One of my favorite preachers that I listen to on a pod cast often says, "it's ok to not be ok but, it's not ok to stay not ok." I am praying God will use me to reach this next generation and to start a revival that this world has never seen before.

I have the opportunity to go on a five month, hardcore ministry training, called DTS (Disciple Training School) through YWAM (Youth With a Mission). YWAM is one of the largest mission organizations in the world and their goal is to grow and equip you for ministry. YWAM is an international movement of Christians from many denominations, dedicated to presenting Jesus personally to this generation and to mobilize as many as possible to help in the task of fulfilling the Great Commission. The first three months consists primarily of classroom work and outreach in the community, serving the people of Colorado. The second phase of DTS will be doing “outreach,” where I will be traveling to one of three possible locations including Cambodia, Costa Rica, or South Africa.

In January of 2014, I am heading out to Arvada, Colorado, which is just outside of Denver, to take part in this DTS. I am very excited to take this step of faith and I am asking you to pray for me in some very specific ways. First, please pray that the Holy Spirit will guide and direct the details of my preparations. Second, that the Lord would strengthen my dependence on Him and His leading. Third, that the love of Jesus would be seen in and through me and that His glory will shine. Lastly, I ask that you would pray for the team that will be assembling in January, and that we will be dependent on Jesus, that we will grow together through Him, and for favor with the people we are trying to reach. The commitment is for 5 months at a cost of $6,500 and I am trusting that God will provide for all of my needs. I am asking that you would first and foremost pray for me as I prepare to go on this adventure, and second, if you feel led to partner with me through a financial gift, it would be a great encouragement to me. Any prayer support and/or financial gift would be such a blessing to me and help make this opportunity possible. Thank you!

In His Service,

Joel Wolbers

“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold I am with you always, to ends of the earth.’” Matthew 28: 18-20

For more information please check out www.ywamdenver.org

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