This is Autumn Gwaltney, and this afternoon she is boarding a plane for Newcastle, Australia to partner with YWAM (Youth With A Mission). While in Newcastle, she'll receive ministry training and then will be assigned to an unknown location where she will enter full time ministry as a missionary, most likely working in the realm of Human Trafficking.
I've known Autumn for a very long time, and at this moment words escape me to explain to you just how special she is to me and David. We see the Lord's fingerprints all over her life and feel truly honored to have been able to be a small part of her teenage years. We both consider Autumn to be family. I call her sister.
Autumn's heart has always been for loving her Maker by seeking the Lost.
I can remember multiple times over the years watching Autumn's heart as it broke for those who didn't understand the Lord's love for them. Even in the midst of going through hard, dark times personally, she never failed to share the love of Christ with those around her. She knows who she belongs to. She knows her purpose. She's selfless and loving. The way she loves others challenges me.
This opportunity to partner with YWAM, while exciting, has truly been a step of obedience for her. It hasn't been the easy road getting to this day. She's definitely encountered a good bit of spiritual warfare up to this point. We thank the Lord that today is here. And, we anxiously await to hear that she's arrived to Australia safely.
Will you join us as we partner with her? Will you please pray for our sister-in-Christ, Autumn?
Pray for protection, pray for good health, pray for luggage to make it to Newcastle, pray for team unity, pray for overwhelming financial support, pray against loneliness, pray against transportation problems, pray against fear, pray against the enemy.
If you're interested in getting more information about what Autumn's up to, please follow her adventure on her blog, YWAM Journey.
Thank you for your prayers and your support.
David & Lindsay
"How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!" Romans 10:15