Shane M. Oberlin

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My name is Shane M. Oberlin.

For those of you who don't know me, my friends have described me as many things; author, singer-songwriter, INFJ, blogger, activist, poet, incurable optimist, businessman, journalist, counselor, friend, taco enthusiast, purveyor of run-on sentences, or just “that tall, lanky white guy.” Recently, I have been given the opportunity to add another description to the list: Full-time Missionary!

Through the assistance of The Holy Spirit, I have overcome many obstacles throughout my life. Hopelessness. Homelessness. Depression. Loneliness. Anger. Racism. Fear of failure. Fear of the unknown. Since I have been delivered from these things, I am now released and empowered to release BREAKTHROUGH - wherever I go, through whatever I do, to whomever I encounter along the way.

But, I need your help to continue this incredible work ...

I live in Cardiff, Wales (United Kingdom) working with Message Wales; a field office of The Message Trust, headquartered in England. The Message Trust has brought the timeless truth of Jesus Christ to all facets of society for over twenty-five years; from the poorest slums to the wealthiest estates. Their burning desire and motivation is that in this generation, Europe will see a greater move of God than ever before!

I am excited to be part of bringing this to fruition! During my first three months in Wales, our team saw almost 400 people come to Christ!! Many of these were young people who are "on the margins," wounded, and not the sort who would ordinarily venture near a church. I get to use my writing talents for Message Wales, speak hope in schools, bring life through various youth evangelism outreaches, and so much more! In my personal time, I minister to people through music and the prophetic.

Presently, I am living in Wales on a year-long Charity Workers Visa, which legally prevents me from earning a wage for my work from Message Wales. I cover 100% of the costs myself (or with the help of generous patrons like you!) So, fundraising is essential in order for me to pay the rent, eat food (which is pretty helpful for life in general), and travel to our office and daily ministry opportunities across England and Wales.

Yet, even in the midst of 40+ hour weeks of ministry and preparation in a brand-new culture, I still have an intense desire and passion to create! But, I have not had time to write songs, poems, spoken-words, blogs, and books because the vast majority of my spare time (and mental real-estate) is consumed by fundraising to cover the "bare necessities of life." This has been quite a challenge, especially with the amount of time that it can take for money to be transferred internationally. Despite these challenges, I have still maintained my blog, finished my first book, and devoted precious time to other creative projects that The Lord desires for me to launch in 2018 and beyond. For several months, I have been praying for a solution to this conundrum...

That is where Patreon comes in.

For a creative person like me, Patreon is a Godsend! The money that I earn from amazing patrons like you will go to fund my living expenses while on the mission field. This allows me to have a consistent income (which makes budgeting 1000% easier!), and to have a release in my schedule to create unique and innovative content for your encouragement and (hopefully!) enjoyment. Also, it provides you with the opportunity to invest in the cultural transformation that The Lord is bringing to Wales and the United Kingdom.

While I greatly appreciate and value prayer support (even above financial partnership), the costs associated with a vision of this size are real. I simply wish to make the need known, to allow you the opportunity to invest in this work for The Kingdom of God.

I have heard it said that “The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized during the lifetime of the opportunity.” I consider Message Wales to be the opportunity of many, many lifetimes: Those impacted now and in eternity.

Thank you for reading!
May you be a bringer of BREAKTHROUGH to your sphere of influence!

Living The Mission (Hebrews 11:32-34),
--Shane M. Oberlin
Tiers
FOUNDATION
$1 or more per month only 10 left
Thanks for joining me on the journey!


It is an honor to partner with you in changing lives for the glory of God! Without partners like you, I would not be able to continue my journey as a full-time missionary.


 As a FOUNDATION level partner, you can...

  • Access patron-only news feed and content
  • Be the first to hear about my newest projects
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Discover previously unreleased original poetry and spoken-words
  • Fill my heart with gratitude
  • Get added to my personal prayer list
BEYOND
$5 or more per month only 19 left
You're on another level!


Thank you for choosing to invest more than the minimum. Your partnership is vital to my success. 


 As a BEYOND level partner, you can...

  • View "life through my lens" with exclusive photos of my missionary journey
  • Get a social media "shout-out" from me on the platform of your choice (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram)
  • Access patron-only news feed and content
  • Be the first to hear about my newest projects
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Discover previously unreleased original poetry and spoken-words 
  • Fill my heart with gratitude
  • Get added to my personal prayer list
EMPOWER
$10 or more per month
Your investment empowers me to create, and to find financial consistency while on the mission field. Thank you for your partnership!


 As an EMPOWER level partner, you can...

  • Get ALL previous rewards! Plus:
  • Download a free chapter of my new book, "Becoming BREAKTHROUGH"
  • Listen to demo cuts of previously unreleased original songs, poetry, and spoken-words
  • Download chord charts of original songs
BREAKTHROUGH
$20 or more per month
I am truly grateful for your monthly investment into my full-time missionary work! You equip me to take the BREAKTHROUGH that resides solely within The Gospel of Jesus Christ to my sphere of influence.


 As a BREAKTHROUGH level partner, you can...

  • Get ALL previous rewards! Plus: 
  • Download a complete digital copy of my new book, "Becoming BREAKTHROUGH" (after first month's pledge is received)
  • Access exclusive video updates from the mission field
  • Get in on the ground floor of exciting new creative projects to be released later in 2018
UNLOCK
$30 or more per month
I am so grateful for your partnership! Your investment allows me to unlock doors of provision and creativity upon my missionary journey.


 As an UNLOCK level partner, you can...

  • Get ALL previous rewards! Plus: 
  • Access my monthly "from-the-field" email updates
  • Offer me creative feedback on upcoming projects
  • Get an autographed, digital download Dropcard of "Becoming BREAKTHROUGH" for you or a friend (after first month's pledge is received)
  • A personal "Thank You!" on the acknowledgements page of my next book
YES
$50 or more per month
YES is a rather important word to me. It was an eternal YES written upon my heart to The Lord that was the catalyst for this entire journey. Thank you for joining your YES with mine, so that we can see lives transformed by the glory of The King.


 As a YES level partner, you can...

  • Get ALL previous rewards! Plus: 
  • A handwritten note of appreciation for your investment (twice yearly)
  • Join me for a 30 minute prayer call of your choice (voice or video) (twice yearly)
  • A personalized, one-of-a-kind poem for you or a friend
  • (All YES level rewards available after first month's pledge is received)
SUSTAIN
$100 or more per month
Jesus is the originator of this journey, which is such a beautiful thing! The things that The Lord originates are things which HE also sustains. This means that I don't have to strive or struggle to obtain these things, but to simply step forward in obedience and faith.


Your monthly investment into my pursuit of His purpose through full-time missions is a sustaining act. While you are not The Sustainer, you are obediently and faithfully answering His call to be part of taking The Gospel to the nations! Thank you!


 As a SUSTAIN level partner, you can...

  • Get ALL previous rewards! Plus:
  • A souvenir from Wales (from a list of my choice)
  • Special thanks on the "THANK YOU!" page of my website
  • (All SUSTAIN level rewards available after first month's pledge is received) 
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I will release a performance video of one of my favorite original spoken-words!
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Thanks for stopping by my Patreon page!

My name is Shane M. Oberlin.

For those of you who don't know me, my friends have described me as many things; author, singer-songwriter, INFJ, blogger, activist, poet, incurable optimist, businessman, journalist, counselor, friend, taco enthusiast, purveyor of run-on sentences, or just “that tall, lanky white guy.” Recently, I have been given the opportunity to add another description to the list: Full-time Missionary!

Through the assistance of The Holy Spirit, I have overcome many obstacles throughout my life. Hopelessness. Homelessness. Depression. Loneliness. Anger. Racism. Fear of failure. Fear of the unknown. Since I have been delivered from these things, I am now released and empowered to release BREAKTHROUGH - wherever I go, through whatever I do, to whomever I encounter along the way.

But, I need your help to continue this incredible work ...

I live in Cardiff, Wales (United Kingdom) working with Message Wales; a field office of The Message Trust, headquartered in England. The Message Trust has brought the timeless truth of Jesus Christ to all facets of society for over twenty-five years; from the poorest slums to the wealthiest estates. Their burning desire and motivation is that in this generation, Europe will see a greater move of God than ever before!

I am excited to be part of bringing this to fruition! During my first three months in Wales, our team saw almost 400 people come to Christ!! Many of these were young people who are "on the margins," wounded, and not the sort who would ordinarily venture near a church. I get to use my writing talents for Message Wales, speak hope in schools, bring life through various youth evangelism outreaches, and so much more! In my personal time, I minister to people through music and the prophetic.

Presently, I am living in Wales on a year-long Charity Workers Visa, which legally prevents me from earning a wage for my work from Message Wales. I cover 100% of the costs myself (or with the help of generous patrons like you!) So, fundraising is essential in order for me to pay the rent, eat food (which is pretty helpful for life in general), and travel to our office and daily ministry opportunities across England and Wales.

Yet, even in the midst of 40+ hour weeks of ministry and preparation in a brand-new culture, I still have an intense desire and passion to create! But, I have not had time to write songs, poems, spoken-words, blogs, and books because the vast majority of my spare time (and mental real-estate) is consumed by fundraising to cover the "bare necessities of life." This has been quite a challenge, especially with the amount of time that it can take for money to be transferred internationally. Despite these challenges, I have still maintained my blog, finished my first book, and devoted precious time to other creative projects that The Lord desires for me to launch in 2018 and beyond. For several months, I have been praying for a solution to this conundrum...

That is where Patreon comes in.

For a creative person like me, Patreon is a Godsend! The money that I earn from amazing patrons like you will go to fund my living expenses while on the mission field. This allows me to have a consistent income (which makes budgeting 1000% easier!), and to have a release in my schedule to create unique and innovative content for your encouragement and (hopefully!) enjoyment. Also, it provides you with the opportunity to invest in the cultural transformation that The Lord is bringing to Wales and the United Kingdom.

While I greatly appreciate and value prayer support (even above financial partnership), the costs associated with a vision of this size are real. I simply wish to make the need known, to allow you the opportunity to invest in this work for The Kingdom of God.

I have heard it said that “The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized during the lifetime of the opportunity.” I consider Message Wales to be the opportunity of many, many lifetimes: Those impacted now and in eternity.

Thank you for reading!
May you be a bringer of BREAKTHROUGH to your sphere of influence!

Living The Mission (Hebrews 11:32-34),
--Shane M. Oberlin

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Tiers
FOUNDATION
$1 or more per month only 10 left
Thanks for joining me on the journey!


It is an honor to partner with you in changing lives for the glory of God! Without partners like you, I would not be able to continue my journey as a full-time missionary.


 As a FOUNDATION level partner, you can...

  • Access patron-only news feed and content
  • Be the first to hear about my newest projects
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Discover previously unreleased original poetry and spoken-words
  • Fill my heart with gratitude
  • Get added to my personal prayer list
BEYOND
$5 or more per month only 19 left
You're on another level!


Thank you for choosing to invest more than the minimum. Your partnership is vital to my success. 


 As a BEYOND level partner, you can...

  • View "life through my lens" with exclusive photos of my missionary journey
  • Get a social media "shout-out" from me on the platform of your choice (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram)
  • Access patron-only news feed and content
  • Be the first to hear about my newest projects
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Discover previously unreleased original poetry and spoken-words 
  • Fill my heart with gratitude
  • Get added to my personal prayer list
EMPOWER
$10 or more per month
Your investment empowers me to create, and to find financial consistency while on the mission field. Thank you for your partnership!


 As an EMPOWER level partner, you can...

  • Get ALL previous rewards! Plus:
  • Download a free chapter of my new book, "Becoming BREAKTHROUGH"
  • Listen to demo cuts of previously unreleased original songs, poetry, and spoken-words
  • Download chord charts of original songs
BREAKTHROUGH
$20 or more per month
I am truly grateful for your monthly investment into my full-time missionary work! You equip me to take the BREAKTHROUGH that resides solely within The Gospel of Jesus Christ to my sphere of influence.


 As a BREAKTHROUGH level partner, you can...

  • Get ALL previous rewards! Plus: 
  • Download a complete digital copy of my new book, "Becoming BREAKTHROUGH" (after first month's pledge is received)
  • Access exclusive video updates from the mission field
  • Get in on the ground floor of exciting new creative projects to be released later in 2018
UNLOCK
$30 or more per month
I am so grateful for your partnership! Your investment allows me to unlock doors of provision and creativity upon my missionary journey.


 As an UNLOCK level partner, you can...

  • Get ALL previous rewards! Plus: 
  • Access my monthly "from-the-field" email updates
  • Offer me creative feedback on upcoming projects
  • Get an autographed, digital download Dropcard of "Becoming BREAKTHROUGH" for you or a friend (after first month's pledge is received)
  • A personal "Thank You!" on the acknowledgements page of my next book
YES
$50 or more per month
YES is a rather important word to me. It was an eternal YES written upon my heart to The Lord that was the catalyst for this entire journey. Thank you for joining your YES with mine, so that we can see lives transformed by the glory of The King.


 As a YES level partner, you can...

  • Get ALL previous rewards! Plus: 
  • A handwritten note of appreciation for your investment (twice yearly)
  • Join me for a 30 minute prayer call of your choice (voice or video) (twice yearly)
  • A personalized, one-of-a-kind poem for you or a friend
  • (All YES level rewards available after first month's pledge is received)
SUSTAIN
$100 or more per month
Jesus is the originator of this journey, which is such a beautiful thing! The things that The Lord originates are things which HE also sustains. This means that I don't have to strive or struggle to obtain these things, but to simply step forward in obedience and faith.


Your monthly investment into my pursuit of His purpose through full-time missions is a sustaining act. While you are not The Sustainer, you are obediently and faithfully answering His call to be part of taking The Gospel to the nations! Thank you!


 As a SUSTAIN level partner, you can...

  • Get ALL previous rewards! Plus:
  • A souvenir from Wales (from a list of my choice)
  • Special thanks on the "THANK YOU!" page of my website
  • (All SUSTAIN level rewards available after first month's pledge is received)