“And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” – Mark 16:15
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 was a day that changed my life. I was 13 years old at a youth conference called Branded by Fire in Pensacola, Florida. I responded to an altar call and was standing in the front of the sanctuary when the conference speaker pointed at me and said, “you young man; come up here.” I walked up the stairs and met him on the stage where his next words to me were “you have a great destiny and great purpose.” It was on this day that I was called into ministry. I’ve grown from the 13-year-old boy who was called into ministry to the 22 year old about to step into the call of God.
I graduated in December 2014 with a B.S. in Health Services Administration and will begin working on a Master of Divinity degree at Southeastern University in January 2015. Coupled with my education, I will be serving at Seacoast Church in Charleston, South Carolina (http://www.seacoast.org) where I believe God will equip me with the skills and experience needed for what He is calling me to do. I plan on serving in the youth ministry on a weekly basis leading a small group and hopefully progressing into an internship position. I also plan on going through the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Roper St. Francis Hospital where I can apply my undergraduate degree and minister to the sick in a “student” chaplaincy role.
I ask in this letter that you pray and consider supporting me financially as I pursue the call of God on my life. While I will be working in Charleston, the price of my Master of Divinity degree is $35,000 and a $30 monthly gift would go a long way in paying for my education. For more information on how to support me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your contribution and may God bless you greatly in 2015.
Joshua D. Winn
I will give a monthly support of:
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You can make checks payable to The Springs of Bonita Church for your tax-exempt contribution.
The Springs P.O. Box 3279, Bonita Springs, FL 34133