Forge Equipping

Melissa Thornton – Forge Equipping 2023

¡Hola amigos y familia!

This past summer I was given the opportunity to go to a Christian camp called Souled Out. I went into the camp not knowing what to expect but pumped for what God would show me! Little did I know that on the last night of the camp God would reveal that I was called to missions! It completely smacked me in the face, but you better believe I was so willing to obey! That night I talked to the camp speaker. I went into the conversation super thankful for the message he had shared and unsure of what the next steps were to take toward my calling. He gave me a couple of books and an invitation to join Forge Equipping! As I was reading one of the books Charlie, our camp speaker, gifted me, I was sure Forge equipping was the next step I had to take in walking in obedience to God!

Now, I’m sure you’re wondering, “What exactly is Forge Equipping anyway?” Well, I’d love to tell you.

Forge Equipping is a physically, emotionally, and spiritually intense discipleship adventure hosted by Forge ( It's filled with teaching by Forge Speakers, grueling team building, and outdoor adventures. Our destinations include both urban and rural locations where we will experience a variety of ministry opportunities. We will also take part in Forge's summer camp called Deep Camp and go on an international mission trip to unreached people in Mexico. The whole process is designed to help me engage Jesus’ mission to those around me in my everyday life and to help others do the same.

¡Esta es una oportunidad increíble llena de un ministerio emocionante y un entrenamiento intensivo! No estoy seguro exactamente de qué esperar, pero estoy ansioso por unirme al plan de Dios para mí este verano. Sea lo que sea, solo podré experimentarlo con la ayuda de otros. Mi primera petición es que oren por mí mientras me preparo para esta misión de entrenamiento de discipulado de verano.

  1. Pray that the Lord will prepare me spiritually and physically.
  2. Pray for the Lord's will to be done in my heart and through me in the lives of the people I connect with.
  3. Pray that the Lord will provide for every need that arises as I step out in believing obedience to His plan.

En segundo lugar, le pediría que considere asociarse financieramente conmigo en esta aventura. El costo total de este programa es de $5,300. Confío en que Dios tiene mucho que enseñarme este verano en y a través de mi capacitación en Forge Equipping, y les pediría que, en oración, consideren invertir en mi vida. Mi fecha límite para recaudar fondos es el 1 de junio. Si desea obtener más información sobre Forge Equipping, consulte el sitio web en
Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en llamarme al 769-428-0015 o enviarme un correo electrónico a

¡¡Muchas gracias!!

– Melissa Thornton