A Cry For Boldness

A Cry For Boldness

A couple of years ago, when we began feeling lead into full-time ministry, we seriously started wrestling with what that meant for our family. We had built a life that was marked by comfort and security and it seemed that all that could be in jeopardy. As a father, it was hard for me to come to the point of surrendering that type of life for my family especially when the call seemed to be into foreign missions.

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Fools Gold

Fools Gold

     Towards the end of 2015, God opened my eyes to see one of the "stories" that I had grown up with in a new and challenging light. I'm sure we have all had those type of light bulb moments where the answer or truth becomes plainly obvious to us. It came about during a time when I was wrestling with the direction of my faith. While there was a deep inner belief in the Gospel of Christ, my outward motions seemed to be stuck in an empty cycle of comfortable "Christian suburbianism" (a made up term for our middle-class, work during the week/church on Sunday mentality).

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Reckless Faith

Reckless Faith

When we first started thinking about going into missions, I literally googled “paid missionary positions.” Disclaimer: they do exist.  They also were not right for us, as much as I prayed for them to be. The hardest part for me at the beginning of our whole process was just the thought of humbling myself to ask for people to support us. 

It literally made me cringe.

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