In 2014, I visited Mexico for the first time to help build a house, alongside other professional athletes, for a family who had lost their home in a fire and was in desperate need of a helping hand. Because of that one single experience, I spent the majority of 2015 living in Mexico as I attended Discipleship Training School through the missionary organization, Youth With a Mission. While attending the school, I continued to help with home builds and realized my passion for this act of service, and my heart for seeing athletes recognize their value outside of their respective sport. I'm now excited to announce that I have been invited to become a permanent part of the organization that gave me my first experience with missions, changing the trajectory of my life!
Beginning in April of 2016, I will be making a permanent move to Tijuana, Mexico to work full time with Youth With a Mission. My initial commitment will be a two-year period. While there I will be working with various outreach ministries to the homeless, local communities, after-school programs for children, and many, many more home builds. My heart is really for the mission of Homes of Hope, and Hope Sports--to provide homes for families in desperate need, while giving athletes the opportunity to find their value beyond their God-given athletic abilities.
Based on a rough budget, I have estimated I need $1000 of monthly support. This will go to cover housing, food, and other basic needs, as well as allow me to bring my truck with me and have personal transportation available. By supporting me, you will be partnering with me as I try to show God's love in Mexico and work side by side with professional athletes as they have the same eye-opening and life- changing experience that has led me to move to Mexico. Any amount you can offer, whether a one-time donation or monthly donation, is deeply appreciated.
To learn more about Youth with a Mission and Hope sports, follow these links. There is a great video on Hope Sports that will show you how both the family and the athletes are impacted by the experience.
Thank you all in advance for your prayers and support.