Since last October, I have been in contact with Worldwide Evangelism for Christ International (WEC International) about going on a summer missions trip. I had no idea where God wanted to take me, and even if I had, my placement has been changed at least four different times (a real lesson in trust right there) before finally being placed in…
the UK (Birmingham, specifically)!!!
It will definitely not be the ultimate cross-cultural experience I had hoped for, however the ministry I will be involved with is beyond fantastic.
Several years ago, a group from WEC started a church plant among drug addicts in Spain. This ministry (now called Betel International) has spread to India, Europe, as well as many other countries. During my time in the UK, I will have the opportunity to live alongside recent drug addicts, develop relationships with some really broken people, and continue to learn what it means to serve like Jesus.
So many of you have been devoted in prayer for me as I’ve gone through this process of deciding where to go, and that God would really direct me in making certain decisions. For that, I am utterly grateful. Even at this point He is breaking me down and using me right here on campus to reach out to His broken and lost people.
As this process continues, I will keep you updated as often as I can. I know God’s going to use this time between now and when I depart for the UK to really prepare my heart to serve Him. Your prayers are truly coveted as God works in a through me during this time. Thanks!
And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the LORD’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing. And you are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt. Fear the LORD your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name. He is your praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.