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My name is Anne Kraus and I have exciting news to share with you!  God has called me to be a full-time missionary.  Over the past few years, I have had the privilege of going on many different short-term missions trips, but for the past year I have been praying about full-time service.  After looking into various missions organizations and the routes to full time service, I have decided on Youth With A Mission (YWAM).  To become a full-time staff member with YWAM requires two separate schools.  The first, Discipleship Training School (DTS) is an extensive school that focuses on developing a personal relationship with God and how to relate this to evangelism.  The second is a School of Ministry Development (SOMD) that I will complete when I return from my DTS.  I have been accepted to DTS program with YWAM in Redding, California.  Now, this school also happens to combine a DTS program with a school that focuses on Muslim ministry.  

YWAM Redding is at the forefront of training young missionaries who feel called to impact God's people in the 10/40 window.  This is the portion of North Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia that is home to 2/3 of the world's population, but also holds as much as 90% of the unreached people groups in the world.  An unreached people group is one that has not had a chance to hear and respond to the gospel.

 The school is 6 months in total, with 3 months of lecture and learning and 3 months of outreach in the Middle East, to both serve the people of whatever country that is, and also to apply what I have learned in the lecture phase.  This is so exciting for me, as I previously did a missions trip to Palestine, where I fell in love with the beautiful people of the Middle East, and developed a heart for reaching the Muslim population with the gospel.

I am in search of two types of partners for this trip.  The first is prayer partners.  I have been learning over the past few years, and will continue to learn I’m certain, the importance of prayer and intercession.  Before I leave for Redding, my hope is that I will have 50 people commit to pray for me at least once weekly.  These partners will receive a monthly email from me with a list of specific prayer requests.  The other type of partner I am looking for is that of a financial partner.  With flights to and from Redding, and the cost of the DTS and outreach, I am looking to raise $9,500.  I am looking for partners to prayerfully give one-time or monthly, whatever amount the Lord has put on their hearts.

  

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