My heart has remained in South Africa for 6 years now. It was where I took my first mission trip, where I experienced God in a new & tangible way, where God broke my heart for his people and wrecked me of my selfish ambitions to instead live a selfless life devoted to His call, where He placed in me a desire to live without abandon; to chase after the visions and ministries He placed on my heart, the desire to obediently say "yes" to him no matter how scary or impossible His request may seem. It's where I got baptized, where I found healing and freedom, where I have been challenged and stretched, where my character has been built, and where I know without a doubt that I have been called to share the hope and love of Jesus to God's sons and daughters.
Saying "yes" to moving back to South Africa may seem to some like it's a simple answer for me. It doesn't come without its challenges. Saying yes for me, is saying yes to sacrificing my time with loved ones and friends here in the states. It's saying yes to leaving my comfort, my church, my community and my financial/job security. It's saying yes to leaving behind people that need me and haven't gotten much time with me.
Saying yes is intentionally making the decision to live sacrificially and live in complete faith that God will provide each and every one of my needs while simultaneously using me to share His word to His children.
I cannot do this alone. Ministry isn't a calling for one person to step into. Ministry is about who you can bring along with you. It's about inviting people into the work that God is doing in reaching his people and bringing Heaven to earth.
I'm asking for your prayers. Prayers for strength and continued trust. Prayers for peace and transition. Prayers for financial support and breakthrough as well as encouragement as I continue to ask people to partner in this journey.
This is and never will be about me. This is about God's Kingdom and His people. Yes, I'm honoured that I get to do this, but what excites me the most is that I get to ask people to be a part of this and that I won't be doing it alone.
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