Life In Monroe

I’ve been in Monroe since Sunday and needless to say it’s been a collage of emotions and events over these past few days. It seems like we’ve already been here for such a long time, we have all quickly become really close and I feel as if I’ve known the people in my Discipleship Training School class for years. We’ve already had laughter, tears and moments that I have no doubt will later define these days of my life.

Our class has eighteen girls and two guys and then we have the staff. I’m amazed at how each person has literally been bringing something different to the group. We have the outgoing ones who make us all laugh out loud until we cry, we have the quiet and sweet ones who seem to bring balance and peace in the midst of the craziness that we tend to encounter. There is a different personality everywhere you look, each of them showing a different aspect of Jesus to me, each of them showing me different qualities about Him.

My first few days here were a little bit stressful for all of us, it was overwhelming at times how much our lives were changing so dramatically in just a few days. I feel like we’re all starting to settle in though and we’re really seeing how God is wanting to move. I’m amazed at the unity among us. I smile as I write this and am surrounded by such beautiful girls; some are doing their homework, folding their laundry, writing letters home and just enjoying the company of people who have become like sisters.

I’m in awe of the beauty of this house and how it seems to mirror the season in which we’re all in. We’re weathered from our pasts, we have our cracks, creaks and scratches, but also hold a sacred beauty…a beauty that makes you stand back and sigh, knowing that only a faithful and incredible creator could mold such elegance and exquisiteness. I’m grateful for the moments that we have together, the late nights we have laughing ’til the wee hours, the bright expressions at breakfast and as we greet each other each morning, or the afternoons some of us spent lying face down on the carpet, our hearts broken for those we’ve already had a chance to share the Gospel with.

All of this to say, God is moving. I know He has me here for a reason and so with all of this said, I ask each of you to consider supporting me financially, but also I ask you to pray for me and for the other students here. As we begin to walk out the dreams God has placed in us, we need the support and backing of the church. Pray and ask the Lord how He would like you to be part of what is going on at YWAM Charlotte.

You can donate through paypal HERE  or through the button on the side of my page. Also, you can send a check to me here at YWAM. If you would like to send a check please e-mail me at: for more information on where to mail your contribution. Thank you for all that you do and for the encouragement you all are to my life.

Love, Ashlin

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