Why This Dream Needs You

newdayIt has been 20 years since I first stepped out into front-line missions.  First in urban America, then on the streets of Calcutta and for years in a war zone in Africa.  I am in no way done with the front line, but now it is time to leverage two decades of walking with Jesus in some of the world’s hardest places and mobilize a movement of healthy, wholehearted missionaries and leaders who will run farther and fly higher than one person ever could on their own.

I may live in the USA now but my focus is more on the nations than ever. Missions isn’t just about me going and doing the stuff of the Gospel.  Missions is also about training and releasing a whole beautiful company of folks in love with Jesus to move beyond the shorelines of their comfort zones, work places, neighborhoods, cities, regions and nations.

The power in a seed isn’t in it staying a seed.  The power is in the seed being planted and growing into a tree that produces countless other seeds that will grow rooted into a forest of trees.  The last two years fighting for my health has rooted in me the mandate to multiply what God has so graciously given in experience and woven into my very being through these decades of walking with Him.

Since returning to the USA, I have been convicted more than ever of the need for bold, creative, love-grounded, biblically-solid, Holy-Spirit-empowered equipping and encouragement for missionaries and Christian leaders to be healthy, established in Jesus and set free to live and love with their whole hearts.  This is what I am stepping into. And I need your help to make it happen.

I’m about to make a very bold request.  If I am totally honest, this stretches me so far beyond my own comfort zone I’m not sure I know where I left it. So here we go…

Friends, I need your help.  I need you who have a heart for touching nations with the reality of Who Jesus is.  I need you who share the conviction of the need for healthy, wholehearted leaders and missionaries to be raised up and sent out. I need you who long to see the church live missions out everyday, from our backyards to the ends of the earth. I need you who share the passion to see grace, truth and creativity be released through the body of Christ to bring the message of God’s transforming love in deeper ways.

I need you to be a part of this dream because it will never happen if I stand on my own.

I’m working on multiple writing projects (much more on that soon), developing seminar/workshop materials, and partnering with our local YWAM base to teach and encourage their students and leaders. I also provide creative direction, photography/design and mentoring services to missionaries and mission-focused ministries on a select, relational basis. This blog in itself has touched hundreds of thousands of readers in over 170 nations.  But I can’t keep doing any of this without building an amazing, committed support team. And I want to invite you to be a part of it.

{You can read and download my latest support update filled with more information and pictures by clicking the update image just above on the right.}

Now for the really bold part:

I need at least 100 monthly supporters at a minimum of $30/month by Dec 15, 2015 to meet my most basic ongoing needs.

Would you prayerfully consider joining my support team and being a part of what God is doing?

Please head over to my new Support Team page to learn how to sign up in three simple steps.  You can sign up right there online, give securely via a designated link in paypal or by check, and all gifts are tax deductible. I’m developing special updates for my support team and surprises as well because it isn’t just about you giving into and partnering with what God is doing in my journey, it’s about journeying and doing it together as a community.

Team work makes the dream work and nothing would give me greater joy than to have you become a key part of it all on this team.

Thank you for your prayers, love and support throughout these years and miles.  We are just getting started and the best is yet to come.  You are loved- Michele