Dear Friends and Family, As most of you know, last December I completed the YWAM Discipleship Training School in Los Angeles and had the opportunity to serve the Lord and others in Thailand for two months afterwards. The entire experience provided a tremendous opportunity to grow in Christ and to learn how to reach others on His behalf. I was able to touch the lives of many young people, experience firsthand the harsh realities of refugees living in the squalor of a garbage dump, and even had an opportunity to share the gospel BY INVITATION with twenty-nine Buddhist monks—a door that is rarely opened! It is no exaggeration when I tell you that my life has been changed forever. Recently, I prayerfully made the decision to continue following the Lord as He leads in this direction by attending the School of Strategic Missions with YWAM (Youth with a Mission) Colorado Springs this September! I am very excited about what God is doing and I hope that you will be a part of it with me! The YWAM School of Strategic Missions consists of a 12 week lecture phase and a 12 week outreach, both of which will be carried out on location. In the classroom, students learn about Urban Ministry, Justice, Calling and Craft, Missions, Church Planting, Communications, Biblical Worldview, Launching New Ministries, Globalization, and Community Development. Students look at the larger picture and go deeper with authenticity as they approach the world for Christ. In the outreach phase, in teams or internships, students partner with longterm workers in the 10/40 Window (see the graphic on the back page for an explanation of the 10/40 window). Students will apply what is learned in the classroom by living and working among some of the neediest, unreached and neglected peoples of the world. I am unable to be specific about the exact location for the school and outreach due to security concerns. Many countries don’t like the idea of people coming in for ministry alone, so for now, until I am cleared to share more, all I can say is that I will be in a Central Asian country that is 99.8 percent Muslim! I feel like God is leading me to unreached people and to places where people know very little or absolutely nothing about Jesus. This school is the perfect opportunity for me to learn exactly how to minister to the unreached in an effective way and to apply it as I learn. In Romans, the Apostle Paul asks, “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching (Romans 10:14)?” You and I together can become part of that process!
Please prayerfully consider supporting me in this step of faith! Prayer is the key for successful ministry and this mission will be no exception. Please pray for me personally as I continue to look God for what I need and that God will be able to shine through me to show the people what Christ can do for us. I would also appreciate your financial support. The cost of this trip will be $7,500. This will cover my transportation, training, living expenses, and a minor amount of necessary equipment. Please make your checks to YWAM/Colorado Springs and send to: Seth Fowler 1 Higbie Dr. #4 Smithtown NY 11787 If you have questions or would like an update on how things are going just email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-656-3257 You can also find me and friend me on Face Book and message me there! I would love to hear from you! Also, I hope you will check out my blog at: http://the-sethfowler-experience.blogspot.com
Thank you for your love, prayers, and financial support! Seth Fowler