Forge Equipping

Forge Equipping 2023 – Joe Walley

Hello Friends and Family!

I have always been someone that sought out truth, with a natural curiosity regarding how things work. Sadly, I looked in every direction other than Jesus Christ due to a natural spirit of rebellion. But now I have begun to earnestly trust and revere God, and for the past six months God has drastically changed my life, and my relationship with Him is closer than ever. I am a living testimony of Matthew 7:7-8, wherein Jesus promises that those who seek will find, and those who knock on His door will have it opened for them. I found myself hungry for an opportunity to go out and spread the good news, and praying to God for a path to present itself, when Forge Ministries came to my local church to put on an event meant to equip us to do exactly that! After receiving encouragement from family, friends, and church elders, I’m trusting God and will be spending the summer at Forge Equipping; excitedly anticipating God’s will for my life to unfold.

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.

This is an amazing opportunity filled with exciting ministry and intensive training! I am not sure exactly what to expect, but I'm eager to join God's plan for me this summer. Whatever it is, I will only be able to experience it with the help of others. My first request is that you pray for me as I prepare for this summer discipleship training mission.

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.

Secondly, I would ask that you consider partnering with me financially in this adventure. The total cost for this program is $7000. I am confident that God has much to teach me this summer in and through my training at Forge Equipping, and I would ask you to prayerfully consider investing in my life. My fundraising deadline is June 1. If you would like to know more about Forge Equipping please check out the website at

If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 949.257.8150 or email me at

Thank you so much!