God Moments Missions Travel Posted July 10, 2022

I was never sure if this whole ministry thing was real for me.

It was more or less a concept; an idea that could be real in two-and-a-half years. I figured that nothing else was really working out in my life, and it seemed like COVID-19 was going to end civilization as we knew it... so why not go for it?

If nothing else, I can say The Christian Missionary and Alliance LEAD program is good stuff. I gained a lot of Biblical insight and have been able to apply it in quite a few situations. I rediscovered my old gifts and passions along the way as well. But compared to the rest of my cohorts – at least before this trip – my light wasn't coming on. Everyone I know has taken their next steps toward ordination and licensing. One of them already runs a congregation and holds a position within the C&MA headquarters in Columbus. Meanwhile, as of the time of this writing, I've been working tirelessly at a warehouse and barely have the energy to crawl right back into bed afterwards. Before the mission trip to Miami, I was starting to accept that my best days were probably behind me and that I wasn't supposed to be all that important after all.

This trip proved me wrong.


This one goes out to every one of you who made the following experience possible for me. You know who you are, and you know I have a lot to say. So, without further ado, I present: