From Blake Staffne

I'm raising money to be able to fulfill my calling of moving to Hawaii to do YWAM (Youth With A Mission). I will be living there for three months and then I will be traveling abroad on a mission to spread the gospel.

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Hello, my name is Blake Staffne and I am a 21 year old from Grand Rapids, Michigan. My faith journey is relatively new, surrendering my life to Jesus only a little over a year ago was the best decision of my life. At that time, I was a sophomore in college studying to become a nurse, but as I dove deeper into my faith my passions quickly shifted from nursing to pursuing Jesus wholeheartedly and sharing His love with everyone around me. Before discovering my faith, I was extremely lost, broken, and was drifting through life as if I didn’t have a purpose to live. I was your typical college student who found my happiness and fulfillment in temporary things that could never truly satisfy me. I was settling for a life of mediocracy, a life that was held captive by fear. I felt unmotivated to change my habits and felt unworthy of a better life, but by making one decision to follow Jesus, I was transformed. He met me right in the middle of my mess, right in the middle of my despair and brokenness. He gave me a new perspective to life, a new heart, and a firm foundation to build my entire life on. 

As I continue to dive deeper into my faith, I believe I have been called to put a pause on my studies in university and instead, I'll be moving to Kona, Hawaii in April to do YWAM (Youth With A Mission). YWAM is an evangelical inter-denominational, non-profit Christian, discipleship training school, where people from around the world attend to grow in their faith in ways they didn't think were possible, study the bible more intensely than they ever have before, and travel abroad to share the gospel of Jesus. Discipleship training schools are 6-month adventures where you spend the first 3 months living in missions-focused communities learning about and being discipled in living out your faith, followed by approximately 3 months living as a boots-on-the-ground missionary, discipling the nations.

With your support and generosity, I'll be able to make this calling reality as well as go into the nations with intentions to change the world; bringing hope to the homeless/poor, praying over the sick, and creating healthy and pleasant environments to live in. I will be able to be a living example of Jesus' compassion, grace, and love. My funds will be used for the price of both the lecture and outreach phases, room and board, and airfare. 

I greatly appreciate your time and I am very thankful for any support given. I will gladly accept prayers, money, and sharing of my fundly page with your family and friends. Lets change the world together :)

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." - Mark 16:15

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