So how did this happen? What will you be doing now? Read on to see how this is all coming together.
How we got here:
God spoke to YWAM Virginia more than ten years ago about starting a YWAM location in Lynchburg, VA. The question has been about timing. God spoke to YWAM Virginia to pioneer in Virginia Beach, which launched over three years ago. But last year, God started pressing Chris Zinchuck (YWAM Virginia’s Director) that this is the time to open a location in Lynchburg. Around the same time, I felt God speaking to us about moving there. Since then, we have taken several trips to meet with other local leaders to pray and seek what God has been doing. Also, one other family from YWAM Richmond will join us. We plan to move there the first week of August.
What we will be doing:
Lynchburg is the home of Liberty University, the world's largest Christian university. They have around 80 nationalities attending, along with missionary kids from around the world. God has been speaking to us about hospitality. We want to host overseas missionaries who visit their kids and help the missionary kids and internationals with their transition and culture shock. We could also provide member care to the missionaries coming in. We will also be supporting Lynchburg House of Prayer. We will be taking a year to get to know leaders in the body of Christ, see how God is already moving in the city, and see how we can join in.
Outside of that, I will be staffing the Masters in Team-based Communication Program with the University of the Nations. I will be traveling to Colombia in October. I am still teaching in DTSs in person and online.
What we are facing:
We are still looking for a house to live in Lynchburg. As you may know, I have been an Interim-Pastor of a Filipino Church in Richmond. We have been talking to a potential Pastor to come in and take over the church.
As you know, the only way we can do what we do is through financial gifts. With us moving, we will lose our income from the church and face higher costs in Lynchburg. We need to raise $3000 a month. Will you support us monthly or increase your monthly support? You can do this by CLICKING HERE. Thank you for your generosity. We are so grateful for your partnership with us.
In His service,
Dustin has been serving as a missionary for 24 years. Here is where he places some of his teaching, thoughts, and updates.