Saturday, April 10, 2010

Why England?

I am excited and privileged to join in what God has begun in the hearts and lives of students in Colchester, England. Growing up in a strong Christian home, missions became a major part of my life. Serving on short term mission trips since the age of six, I began to develop a heart for the lost and broken. Later in my life the opportunities to serve overseas in South Africa, Peru, Poland, Nicaragua, and Indonesia resulted in a deepening desire and burden to reach the nations with the truth of the gospel. After a semester abroad in England, the people's grave need for the truth ultimately captured my heart.

After a few years of praying about my strong desire to serve overseas, specifically England, I began researching various organizations to find the best-fitting avenue and specific role I felt God calling me to. This being a role in reaching young adults, making them into disciples, joining with the local church, and serving the community to further spread the gospel.

I will be coming alongside a local church in Colchester in which I share a common vision and burden for the people in the community, the nation, and ultimately the world.