Serving those who are responding to God’s call to love.

Charlie VanMeter

Next Step: YWAM Perth

 Hey my name is Charlie VanMeter. I am 21 years old and have recently returned from Biarritz, France where I attended their Footballers Discipleship Training School.  Ever since I got back, God has placed it on my heart to return to missions. Throughout the last couple of months God has been speaking to me. I am hearing loud and clear that the next steps He wants me to take to fulfill this call is to return to the necessary training in Perth, Australia, to attain my ultimate call which is to STAFF with YWAM Biarritz. I am feeling called into full-time missions. Perth has  a huge influence on the YWAM Biarritz base and much of my teachings came from this location. I am anxious to study under these very gifted teachers at this location and one of my favorite teachers so far has been Richard Blake of Perth. He had such a profound impact on my understanding of the Scriptures that I am hungry to learn more from him and the others at Perth.  Even though it feels financially impossible, God has placed it on my heart that this is where He wants me and that is why I am acting in obedience and trusting that if this is what He wants, He'll get me there. 

What I've learned through my training at YWAM is that finances are the least of God's concern in reference to the call, but that His main concern is me walking with Him and being in relationship with Him when facing the "impossible". I have seen and learned that miracles happen in the last hour. I feel like I am in the last hour. As much as I am tempted to want any and all financial support, I really just want those who feel called to give, to give. I learned that obedience is key and that when we hear his voice, we act on it. God speaks to all of us in different ways. All I ask is that you pray for me and this next step and if in that time you hear His voice to give, then you act out of obedience alone. 

I am so excited to take this next step and I love that you get the opportunity to step in with me! As we walk through life with our Father in heaven, He has also gifted us with amazing community as you have been to me. Thank you for taking the time to read and follow my story. I can't wait to share the big things God is about to do in regards to me doing my part to further The Kingdom. If you have any questions, all communications are open. In any way, shape or form, I am available to chat. I would love to do phone, text or one on one, just let me know and I'm yours. 970-261-7107 or


About the next step

The breakdown of finances

(Updated Sep. 27, 2017)

  • Length: 6 months Training
  • Budget: $8,270-$10,230

PHASE 1 (DTS) $4,915 Due by Oct 1, 2017

  • Application Deposit $80 USD (PAID)
  • Overseas Health Coverage (OSHC) $277 USD (PAID)
  • VISA $440 USD (PAID)
  • Initial Travel to Perth $1,307 USD (PAID)
  • Lecture Phase (3 months): $2,811 USD

PHASE 2 (Outreach) Due by Nov 29, 2017

  • 3 months: $2,355 to $4,319 USD (the price varies depending on location of travel for outreach. Outreach locations will be prayed about and decided during lecture phase.)
  • Misc. expenses during both phases for 6 months: $1,000 USD

Latest Posts

  • Leg one of Outreach: First stop, Cambodia
    January 4, 2018 by
    Friends and Fam! Suostei! That means Hi in Cambodia! I feel like it has been awhile since you have all heard from me. I apologize. The last couple months have been pretty hectic as we were finishing up lecture phase, prepping for Christmas, and preparing to leave...
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  • What’s been happening
    November 21, 2017 by
    Friends and Family, Thank you for helping me get here and for all your prayers. I have felt them and know God has placed me exactly where He wants me. Life in Perth has been quite busy this last month, but filled with great teaching and application....
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  • First update from “Straya”
    October 16, 2017 by
    Hey everyone, Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you guys on what’s going on through my journey. I have made it and I’m in good hands. We are just now heading into week three and let me tell you the speakers have...
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Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic

Charlie VanMeter

Charlie VanMeter signed up to go on a short term mission this past July to Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic with the college group of First Presbyterian Church of North Palm Beach. While there he was focused on serving the community. There where many different projects available to participate in when he got to Santa Domingo, from building homes, foundations and basketball courts, to leading sports camps, teaching Bible school and just loving the people of this community. Charlie knew that through this experience, he will be changed forever and it will be another strong cornerstone added to his faith's foundation. Thank you to those that helped him reach the goal of $1200! He is so thankful for you!


Lighthouse Projects Overview

Lighthouse Projects Dominican Republic is an outreach ministry located in Los Alcarrizos, a community of over 312,000 people about 30 minutes northwest of Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic. The main focus as a ministry is building relationships through education. Through the Russel Van Vleet school, we serve children from preschool through 12th grade, and through our vocational training programs we serve adults in the areas of computers, electricity, auto mechanics, cosmetology, marketing and English as a Second Language.