Rachel Jenae

No More Excuses

“Our desire is to see a school established where a group of young people from all over Europe, America and beyond can be given the tools necessary to walk in the fullness of their gifting and callings.”

A huge part of my heart is to help market those causes, organizations, and ministries that are working hard to change the world for the better; making Jesus known, take care of the orphans, widows and the poor, etc.  Many friends that I’ve made over the  years are now pursuing what God has put in their hearts to do just that in many different ways.  So much of what ‘Friday Follows’ will be is recognizing those people and groups and how to get involved in what they’re doing.  We’ve long past the days of the “lone ranger” mentality and going to the mission field or building an organization on your own, but rather with the help of the internet and a million social media forums, we are all linked that much closer together to help support, encourage and physically go and be apart of what they’re doing. There’s really no excuses anymore.  So read, pray, sow your seeds or go jump on a plane and tangibly be apart of serving them and the vision set before them! Do something!

So to kick it off I’d like to tell you about a group of friends of mine who need your help.  They have a ginormous vision that many wouldn’t even dare to imagine, but instead they’ve surpassed just dreaming and are now giving their lives to it!  They have moved their entire families to another country where they are building a community and continue to see unimaginable doors open with the city, government and other surround ministries.  They left homes, family, friends and much comfort to go and in exchange are now learning a new language, sharing a large house together and trying to raise the funds to start an incredible discipleship training school for youth.

They are Ninth Hour.

I met up with Jon and Destiny Vandiput and Courtney Watkins when they came to visit Texas this summer and I can’t tell you how much I love hearing their hearts and passion for Europe!  Their is such joy and excitement when you give up control of knowing how God will do something, but simply trust and watch as He does it. That is the great adventure of living by faith!

I could tell you story upon story of God’s incredible favor over everything they are putting their hands to, but it would take too long, so instead, take a few minutes and check out their website, stay tuned in by following their blog and pray about giving to the discipleship school.  This school is going to impact so many young lives throughout Belgium and the nations of the earth.  It is crucially needed in Europe!  Just recently God revealed the location where the school is going to be held and just seeing the pictures you can’t imagine anywhere more perfect, not to mention all of the details!  So seriously, check it out, pray about it and sow into what is going to drastically change the future of Europe!  Also feel free to just shoot them an email with your prayers and encouragement them.  Or ask them how you can serve and get involved with them if  you live in Belgium or are just passing through.  These people are some of the coolest cats I know! And that’s the truth!

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