GREENVILLE — Jayce Feitshans had a dream that God told him to come to Greenville, Ohio.
Jayce, of San Diego, California, and formerly of Greenville, headed a mission trip to the Treaty City — “Broken Hearts of Ohio.”
He and five others came to Darke County to spread God’s love for two weeks, until July 1. One of the team members is Rudy Murillo, a fellow classmate of Jayce. They both attended the Rock School of Ministry, in San Diego.
In the dream, an outreach coordinator was talking to Jayce.
“The next morning she was there, wearing the exact clothing she was wearing in the dream and talking to everybody about outreach. Then, having no idea I was from Ohio said, ‘If you are from Ohio and you want to minister and bring friends with you — you should probably do that.’ I’m like — WOW — okay God. I took that as a confirmation of his plan for me.”
From there Jayce and his friends began raising money and successfully raised, through donations and fundraisers, about $5,000 to fund the trip.
“The Lord has blessed us, so we can bless other people,” he said. “The whole reason for coming here is just to love people, without any agenda, and to show them the love of Jesus Christ.”
Jayce said the group will offer help to other churches and to individuals who are in need of knowing Jesus. In addition, he is aware of the county’s drug problem and plans on visiting some drug treatment and information centers. He is very clear that the purpose is not to push the information on people, but to help them feel loved.
“People feel unloved and they try to find love in other things, like drugs and alcohol,” he said. “We want to free them from that and show them they can be loved. No matter who they are and how they are, Jesus loves them no matter what.”
Jayce is following in his father Director of Hope in Recovery Jeff Feitshans’s footsteps.
“It was his obedience to God and to me that brought me to God,” Jayce said, of Jeff. “I told him, I never want to talk about God — ever. He didn’t and he stayed that way. One day I got invited to the First Heavy Metal Church of Christ to watch them play, and I didn’t want anything of God. While I was there, something happened and the Holy Spirit talked to me. I accepted Christ at that time, and since then it has been a whole different world.”
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