Back in 1996 I (Dustin) left for the Philippines to do a Discipleship Training School (DTS) and then join Youth With A Mission.
Many things have happened since I boarded that plane. God has brought me to many nations and I have been blessed to be apart of raising others up to fulfill their calling. I married a wonderful woman and was blessed with 3 children. Even through all the challenges, we have been truly blessed.
This September we are celebrating our 20 years in missions in Colorado on September 16 and September 30 (6pm to 8pm - dinner will be provided). If you are in Colorado and want to join us please CLICK HERE and let us know. We would love to have you!
We have a great privilege to host a DTS Foundational Workshop here at YWAM Charlotte August 15-19. This is a 5 day program that exists to equip those staffing and interested staffing Discipleship Training Schools(DTS) within Youth with a Mission. Participants will learn how to lead more effective outreaches, how to model discipleship, and how to develop strong, godly character in DTS students.
We have staff coming from 4 different bases and we will be networking, learning, and hearing from God.
Please keep us in your prayers as we enter into this following week.
When some missionaries get into the rhythm of raising support they start thinking, "If I am at full support am I really trusting God for my finances?"
Like a lot of missionaries out there I have experienced times when God moved in some way to provide for a need I had. But I also feel that while raising my support I am also trusting in God throughout the processes.
Usually when we look in the book of James 2:14-26 and teach "Faith without works is dead" we are talking about acting out our faith. Let me share with you an example.
Let us say God called you to go to a people group and reach them for Jesus. We think about praying for them and getting into a plane and flying there, getting to know the culture, speak the language, and sharing the good news with them. We look for the open door trusting God will open a door for them to understand who Jesus is. We have faith that God called us there. We have faith that there must be an open door to reach them. So what do we do? We pray, look for different ways to reach them, all the while trusting that something will open up.
Loren Cunningham is known for saying, "You do the possible, God does the impossible."
We see then in our ministry, why not in our finances?
We know it is God who called us. We know it takes funds to do that. If that is the case, we also should know that God would want to provide for us. When it comes to our finances, we should do the possible, and let God do the impossible. We should continue to learn the skill of raising our funds and then watch God take care of the things we can't do.
To walk out our faith in our finances we need to do the "work" of support raising as an act of our faith.
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Dustin has been serving as a missionary for 21 years. Here is where he places some of his teaching, thoughts, and updates.