Nathaniel’s adventure

If you’ll remember a few months ago I was talking about “Nathaniel”, whose real name is Amer, and who told me he “felt like he’d been waiting his entire life to hear about Jesus.” It’s been about a year now since we first met, and he’s been a breath of fresh air to me with his pure heart and courageous testimony. About a month ago he even made the tough choice of quitting his job rather than continuing the pattern of stealing in place among his co-workers.

Well…. today he he was granted a visa that will enable him attend the YWAM Discipleship Training School in Atlanta, Georgia, beginning September 27th. He’s had his heart set on a DTS since I first mentioned it to him last fall. And with his visa and his acceptance into the school it seems God is granting him the desire of his heart.

I got all teary-eyed when he came bouncing out of the American Embassy with the good news. He’s so excited to get some training so he can come back to Bosnia and share his faith with his friends.

Please be praying for Amer. The US will be an adjustment for him, and there’ll be new challenges every day. He’ll also need financial help for the school, the travel, and his outreach to Africa. So if you’d like to help, drop me a line at and I’ll let you know how you can do that.

Until now I wanted to respect Amer’s privacy by not posting his photo.
But he’s been ready to “go public” for awhile now.

PS: I leave in the morning for five days of teaching in Bulgaria. I”ll be needing prayer, too!

3 thoughts on “Nathaniel’s adventure”

  1. At our small ‘sit in a circle’ size church last night, a young girl I didn’t recogniZe was there with her mom. She was getting ready to go to….drumroll…. Atlanta, GA YWAM DTS! Small small world or better yet: big big world with fun loving intimate ‘how do ya like that!’ God!


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