Get to Know Madi Schake

Hi, I'm Madi Schake. I minister in New Zealand.


Ministry Description

In New Zealand there is a wide range of opportunities for me to participate in. The team in New Zealand has great vision for developing leaders and each Cross Cultural Intern has specific responsibility within the ministry. This gives opportunity to lead, be creative, and be challenged while being developed in that role by the surrounding experienced missionaries. In New Zealand they have an internship program that is designed to develop young people in their gifts and abilities and in their walk with God to become disciple-making leaders. I will primarily be working in this developmental area where I will have the responsibility to help lead and develop these interns. This could include; managing different ministry for them to participate in, one on one discipleship with the girls, teaching them how to effectively minister to children, effectively disciple, effectively evangelize, or simply just work and serve alongside of them. I am blessed to have the opportunity to come alongside individuals each day and develop them into a greater effectiveness for the Lords work.

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About Madi

Hey everyone! My name is Madi Schake and I was born and raised in Palm Coast, Florida. My dad became a pastor when I was young, and my mom has been involved with children’s ministry ever since I can remember. That being said, I had the privilege of being raised in a Christian home. My parents have always made it a priority to teach their children to understand the power of the gospel and what it meant to have a relationship with the Lord. Through my parent’s guidance I chose to accept Christ as my Lord and Savior at a very young age. As I got older, the memory and assurance of making that decision began to fade away and I started to base my salvation off of what my parents would say or the memories they would recall. When I was nine years old, I remember prompting my parents with questions about salvation. It was through those conversations that I came to the conclusion that I couldn’t base my own salvation on other people, I needed to know for myself that I had chosen accept Christ on my own. In that moment I decided to rededicate myself to the Lord and have committed to live for him ever since. It was in that same year that my family’s world flipped upside down. My mom became gravely ill and our lives became consumed with doctors’ appointments. It felt like we were playing a game of musical chairs, going from one doctor to the next trying to get answers for unsolved questions. During this time, my family was also in the middle of planting a church. These trials that we were facing led me to question God. I wondered why in the world he would allow this to happen, especially when we were trying to reach people for him. Through a long and meaningful discussion with my dad, he was able to help me understand God’s promises and plans for our lives. This led our family to take on the mindset of trusting that He would use our circumstances even if we didn’t fully understand. Eventually, we were able to get connected with a doctor who managed to diagnose my mom and help her receive the care and medication she needed. Not long after that, each member of my family, including myself, was diagnosed with the same disease. Currently we are all receiving treatment for our illness and I am proud to share that our church that we planted many years ago just celebrated its ten-year anniversary. When I reached my senior year of high school, I had no plans to attend the Word of Life bible institute the following year, but through consistent prayer I felt as though that was the place God needed me to be. The bible institute was an amazing experience. I learned and grew so much, however as the experience came to an end, I was still completely puzzled of what God had next for me. Through different opportunities and experiences, God has been revealing in my heart a genuine love for others and a desire to live my life according to his purpose. I am so excited at the chance to do exactly that in this internship with CCI. My prayer throughout these entire two years is that the Lord would use my life to shine his light and that it would ultimately be used for his glory.

Contact Information

Madi Schake
Word of Life New Zealand
PO Box 600
Schroon Lake, NY 12870

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