Thursday, May 3, 2012

An American Missionary

It was 13 years ago now that I first surrendered my life to Jesus.

It was only one year later that I surrendered my life to missions, and seeing the world loved and changed in the name of Jesus and by His power at work in me and through me.

It was now only 9 years since the Lord Himself shattered my dreams and revealed to me that I was meant to stay long term here in the United States of America according to His plan. The good news for that is I know that as a piece of that plan, I was still called and equipped to go overseas and meet the needs there, but more on a short term basis than a long one.

The summer of 2003 was the last mission trip that I went on, to Botswana Africa. Now in the summer of 2012 I will be taking a group overseas to Thailand on a month long mission trip, including my wife Machelle; our three kids Kylee, Chloe, and Josiah; three of the youth in the ministry we have been leading for over four years Andrew, Andrea, and Julia; and many more wonderful people that we have yet to meet.

If you'd like to help us get there, you can donate to the trip online here and be sure to use our group ID 2659982 once you get there.

Once we get back stateside, my family and I will be moving on into the next season the Lord has for us...

We are moving to Louisville, Kentucky to join the pastoral team of Destiny Church in the Highlands out there.

If you want more information on us specifically as a part of Destiny, you can go to our site and check it out. We also have a breakdown on the site for what we need in order to get there.

We know the Lord has had us here in Grand Junction, Colorado for a good reason. We have come to know many wonderful people, and are greatly looking forward to continuing those relationships.

We are also greatly looking forward to these next steps the Lord has for us as a family, too.

I know that this is all beautifully orchestrated by the Lord, so as to fulfill His full and wonderful plan for our lives.

Looking back, I see now that from the very beginning I was called to be an American missionary. The people here in the states need reaching out to, and a desire to also reach out themselves. So this is just me embracing my call. I am fully surrendered to missions. First comes Thailand. Then comes Destiny Church in Louisville, KY. Then... There are no limits.

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